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Galaxy S III

Four-inch Samsung Galaxy S III ‘mini’ rumored for launch next week

October 3rd, 2012

Intrigued by the Galaxy S III but are put off by its large 4.8-inch display? Don’t worry, it looks like Samsung (005930) has apparently got you covered. Unwired View got its hands on a flier in Germany teasing the launch of a Samsung product that’s billed as “something small [that] will be really big” and “a little sensation.” Unwired View notes …

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM leaked for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III

October 1st, 2012

Samsung (005930) Galaxy S III users on Sprint (S) can now either wait for the carrier to officially release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or grab the leaked ROM and install it themselves right now. Leaked on XDA-developers, the Android 4.1 ROM is the custom skinned version of Jelly Bean, meaning that it comes equipped with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. …

Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update

Because competing with Apple is way too easy, Samsung finds new rival in Facebook

September 26th, 2012

As if the task of competing with Apple’s (AAPL) new iPhone 5 isn’t daunting enough, Samsung (005930) has chosen an interesting approach to promoting its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone in the U.S. that inadvertently brings a new rival into the mix: Facebook (FB). As dominant as Apple is in the mobile industry — the company accounted …

Major Galaxy S III vulnerability patched by Samsung, update now available

September 26th, 2012

Samsung (005930) on Wednesday confirmed it has issued an update that fixes a major security flaw in its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone.  The vulnerability, which was uncovered earlier this week, allowed a simple script included in the code on any webpage to remotely wipe the Galaxy S III, erasing all of its data and …

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update begins rolling out globally

September 24th, 2012

Android upgrades are like Forrest Gump’s infamous box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get, when you’re going to get it, or even whether or not the box contains any chocolate at all. Nowhere is this more evident than in the long, fragmented upgrade process Samsung (005930) fans have witnessed with the …

iPhone 5 edges out Galaxy S III in display quality tests

September 24th, 2012

It’s pretty clear by now that Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 5 and Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy S III will be the two biggest smartphone launches in 2012, with each device selling tens of millions of units by the end of the year. But in terms of the devices’ displays, a new analysis from the image quality experts …

Samsung targets iPhone fans once again in new Apple attack ad [video]

September 19th, 2012

“The next big thing is already here,” according to Samsung (005930). Following up its botched attempt to promote the Galaxy S III on Facebook and an iPhone 5 attack ad that ran earlier this week in newspapers, Samsung has released a new commercial that again takes aim at Apple (AAPL) fans willing to wait in …

Samsung expects Galaxy S III sales to top 30 million in 2012

September 12th, 2012

In the second quarter this year, just two companies accounted for more than 100% of the smartphone industry’s profits according to estimates. Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt recently said Apple (AAPL), which will unveil the all new iPhone 5 on Wednesday afternoon, took in 77.1% of second-quarter smartphone profits. Samsung (005930) accounted for 29% of Q2 profit among …

Samsung Galaxy S III at last getting Jelly Bean update in October

September 11th, 2012

  Samsung (005930) Galaxy S III owners will only have to wait one more month to get their device upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. CNET UK on Tuesday reported that Samsung’s premier smartphone will finally be getting Jelly Bean in October, months after it was first announced at Google I/O. Upgrading a big-name device such …