Android 4.2.2 Firmware Leaked for Galaxy S3, Brings Lots of S4 Features

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As if the brand new Galaxy S4 and last year’s best selling phone the Galaxy S3 didn’t already look enough alike, Samsung is looking to make the software as similar as possible as well. SamMobile has a leaked version of the Android 4.2.2 build that Samsung is working on bringing to the S3. Not only does it upgrade your device to the latest version of Android, but many of the new features from the S4 will be included as well.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Updated to Android 4.1.2 on T-Mobile, Adds Multi-Window Functionality

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T-Mobile customers in possession of a Samsung Galaxy S3 should see an update being pushed out to their phones, bringing them up to Android version 4.1.2. The build number is T999UVDMD5. Inside, users can now access Samsung’s multi-window software feature, allowing for two apps to be used simultaneously, making that multi-tasking machine even sweeter.  (more…)

Video: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S3 Comparison

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Included in our Samsung Galaxy S4 review, we took a pretty deep video look at how this new flagship compares to Samsung’s flagship from last year, the Galaxy S3. But since it was buried towards the bottom of that exhaustive review, we wanted to pull the video out on its own to make sure you all saw it, especially those of you considering a jump from the Galaxy S3 to the Galaxy S4.

In this 9-minute clip, we take a tour of each device, talk specs, show the subtle differences here and there, and discuss our general feelings towards this new member of the Galaxy family.  (more…)

Sprint Lands Exclusive Amethyst Purple Galaxy S3

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This morning, Sprint and Samsung announced an exclusive new color for the Galaxy S3 called, amethyst purple. Oooh, pretty. It’s the same S3, 4.8″ display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, NFC, and that 2,100mAh battery.

According to the press release it is available starting today for $99 on a new to year agreement, so if you like purple and you like last year’s tech, head to Sprint right now.

Verizon Drops Galaxy S3 Price to $99 as Galaxy S4 Looms

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With the Samsung Galaxy S4 arriving towards the end of the month, Verizon has gone ahead and slashed the price of the Galaxy S3 to $99 on contract, likely in an attempt to move left-over stock. While Big Red has yet to even acknowledge the fact that the Galaxy S4 exists or that they will carry it, price cuts on previous year models are almost always a good sign.  (more…)

Video: HTC One vs. Galaxy S3 vs. Nexus 4 vs. RAZR HD vs. Galaxy Note 2

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Our coverage of the HTC One continues on with a comparison of the device to many of the popular phones on the market today. Unfortunately, since the Samsung Galaxy S4 is not yet available, we had to go with the Galaxy S3, Note 2, Nexus 4, RAZR MAXX HD, and ol’ reliable, Galaxy Nexus. In this clip, you’ll see size comparisons, my thoughts on the different build materials, overall feel, and having to deal with carrying around a metal phone after years of plastic in my pocket.  (more…)

Deal: All DODOcases are 38% Off If You Use Coupon Code “SupportSmall”

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One of our favorite case makers, DODOcase, is hosting a mega-sale on all products over the next few days. They are a San Francisco based company that hand-makes book-style cases for devices like the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and iPads using eco-friendly woods and fabrics. They also make these snazzy little wallet or pouch-style cases for phones (some tablets too) using premium leather and other materials. We took a look at their bookcases (for Nexus 7) and pouches (for Nexus 4 and Galaxy S3) for a number of devices a few weeks back, and are still using them to this day. These are premium products, to say the least.  (more…)

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 for $380 at eBay With Free Shipping (Updated)

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is weeks away from landing in our laps, so naturally, last year’s model is starting to see bigger discounts than ever. Today, over at eBay, you can pick up the international unlocked version of the Galaxy S3 in either white or black with 16GB of internal storage for $379.99. Oh, shipping is also free and the device is brand new.  (more…)