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Galaxy S III

Samsung wraps iTunes, Spotify and Pandora into one with new Music Hub service

July 31st, 2012

Samsung (005930) on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of Music Hub, the company’s new streaming music service for the United States market that wraps iTunes, Spotify and Pandora into one great package. Initially available on the wildly popular Galaxy S III, Samsung’s mSpot-powered Music Hub brings a massive catalog of more than 19 million songs to …

Google Wallet hacked to work on Verizon Galaxy S III [video]

July 30th, 2012

You won’t find Google Wallet, officially, on any of the smartphones offered by Verizon Wireless (VZ), not even the Galaxy Nexus. In fact, you won’t find Google Wallet on any smartphone offered by T-Mobile (DTE) or AT&T (T) either — the only carrier that supports Google’s (GOOG) mobile payment platform is Sprint (S). Other wireless service …

Poll: Samsung Galaxy S III or Apple iPhone 5?

July 24th, 2012

Which smartphone do you plan to buy this year, Samsung’s Galaxy S III or Apple’s next iPhone? A recent ChangeWave survey caused a bit of a stir earlier this week. On the same day Samsung (005930) executive Shin Jong-kyun confirmed that the company met its goal and sold more than 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones …

Galaxy S III sales top 10 million – but way more people want the iPhone 5

July 23rd, 2012

Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy S III is a hot ticket. In the increasingly crowded smartphone market, Samsung has reportedly managed to sell more than 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones in under two months, according to a recent report from Yonhap News Agency that cited Samsung executive Shin Jong-kyun. A new survey suggests that Samsung’s impressive feat may …

Samsung smartphone sales smashed Apple in Q2 according to estimates

July 16th, 2012

Samsung’s lead over Apple in the smartphone market continues to increase, as does its lead over Nokia in the global cellphone market, according a Reuters poll. While the South Korean manufacturer has been neck-and-neck with the iPhone-maker for several quarters, the launch of the Galaxy S III may have helped Samsung gain a more commanding …

Samsung to offer Galaxy S III Developer Edition with unlockable bootloader on Verizon

July 11th, 2012

Following criticism regarding Samsung and Verizon Wireless’s policy for the bootloaders of its devices, Samsung announced that it will offer an unsubsidized Galaxy S III smartphone compatible with Verizon’s network that includes an unlockable bootloader. The handset will be offered directly through the South Korean company’s website and will feature the same specs as the …

RIP, Verizon grandfathered unlimited data plans [updated]

July 9th, 2012

Anything that’s too good to last rarely does. Such is the case with some lucky Verizon Wireless customers who were able to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone last month while still holding onto their grandfathered unlimited data plans. That’s because we’ve received a tip from a reader who says that Verizon is no longer …

Samsung estimates record $5.9 billion profit for Q2 2012

July 6th, 2012

Good news: there’s actually a company besides Apple making money selling smartphones! While manufacturers HTC, RIM and Nokia have all gone through widely publicized struggles to compete in the smartphone market, Samsung has thrived and has overtaken Nokia as the world’s top mobile phone vendor. The South Korean electronics manufacturer on Thursday estimated that it …

Verizon customers report getting Galaxy S III early

July 5th, 2012

Some Verizon Wireless customers who preordered the Samsung Galaxy S III are getting a pleasant surprise this week as their new smartphones are arriving earlier than expected. “Dgstorm” over at Droid Forums says that “several users are reporting that they have already received their Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders” as of Thursday, nearly a week before …