A new update for Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been approved as build VRBMB1 (Android 4.1.2). The update improves predictive text in the keyboard, allows users to take pictures while on calls, syncs emails better, and enhances Bluetooth. That’s pretty much it, well, other than some added bloatware.
It’s not Android 4.2 The update is 150.3MB in size.
Typically when Verizon approves updates, we see them arrive on devices within a week. The rollout tends to start with a few devices and then rollout to more as the days progress.
The first TouchWiz version of Android 4.2 has leaked today over at SamMobile for the Galaxy S3, giving us a look at how Samsung plans to incorporate the new features that came in the newest version of Jelly Bean. At first glance, it’s most definitely still TouchWiz as you know, but Samsung did manage to sneak in all of the goodies you’ve come to know. (more…)
A Samsung device by the model number SCH-I545 has been listed in a new benchmark over at Nenamark, leaving us with one question – is this Verizon’s Galaxy S4? We ask simply because the Galaxy S3 on Verizon was the SCH-I535 and Samsung typically follows a similar model number scheme when releasing new versions of the phones. (more…)
Dates have been set for the launch of T-Mobile’s Galaxy S3 that comes with LTE support. Their 4G network might still be in the fledgling state, but as the months come and go, it will grow and become more accessible to their customers. March 27 and April 3 are the supposed dates of the device’s launch, alongside the Galaxy Exhibit, the BlackBerry Z10, and even a 4G LTE hotspot called the Sonic 2.0.
So, umm, do people who bought the Galaxy S3 on a new two year when it was first released for $300+ on T-Mobile get some type of deal on this one? Yikes.
A new leak for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 as Android 4.1.2 and build VRBMA2 has appeared this morning over at XDA. It’s not an official release from Verizon, so if you decide that you want to flash it, just understand that there may be bugs. So far, though, reports have been positive from what I’ve seen.
We’re hearing that this leak does not include the Premium Pack with multi-window and all that jazz.
To grab the file and update to 4.1.2, hit up the XDA thread below for full instructions.
After teasing their Super Bowl XLVII commercial earlier in the week, Samsung has gone ahead and posted up the full 2-minute spot ahead of today’s big game. As expected, it features Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen as the “next big thing,” a slogan Samsung has used for some time to describe its Galaxy line.
The spot is decent. It’s two minutes long, features a cameo by LeBron James, includes a couple of chuckle-worthy moments, and is directed by Jon Favreau.
Well, Samsung is clearly going all out on their colors and different renditions of the Galaxy S3. We have seen the new ruby wine red for the Note 2, custom painted ones with a Godzilla-like creature, and now we have this, the La Fleur collection. Slated for release sometime around Valentine’s Day, this would be the perfect gift for that certain Android-loving female in your life, but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will be hitting the U.S. anytime soon. (more…)
To show off the business-readiness (SAFE) of the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, Samsung has released a new TV spot that features a fictional mobile gaming company whose employees are stuck in a world of Blackberries as business phones. Well, Blackberries as business phones and iPhones as their “home” phones. As one would expect, Samsung highlights the powerful business sharing tools, levels of encryption, and multi-tasking abilities of their current lineup, while also taking jabs at the guy in the sportcoat who thinks a Blackberry means “business.”
Oh, the game they are creating is called “Unicorn Apocalypse.” Who doesn’t love unicorns? (more…)