It happens every time a new gadget is released, and now it's the Samsung Galaxy S3's turn. User dillo2k10 over on Boards.ie posted the above images of his Galaxy S3 which spontaneously combusted. The phone remained on, however signal was lost. The good news is that Samsung is already all over it and have brought dillo2k10 a replacement phone! THAT is how to keep us sweet.
UPDATE: You can exhale now. Turns out it was all a "mistake". Some looks like some kind of dumbass stuck the Galaxy SIII in a microwave to dry it after spilling water on it. I just cannot fathom it. How ridiculous. Enjoy your explosion free Galaxy S3 and hey, here's an idea, don't stick your Galaxy S3 in the freaking microwave!!!!
Click here for Samsung's official statement.
The recently announced Android Jelly Bean will come with Sound Search, which is effectively an Google version of Sound Hound or Shazam. Thanks to the folks over at XDA-Developers, you can now snag a little bit of Jelly Bean for your Galaxy S3. In fact it'll probably work on a handful of ICS devices. Oh, AND you don't even have to root your phone first. Bam! Get Google Sound Search here.
I can't say I've experienced this problem myself but some readers have been asking about this issue with the Galaxy S3's Direct Dial function. It doesn't always call the person whose contact details are open, or whose message is being read. Some people are even reporting that Direct Dial just calls one specific number each time. The only "solution" found so far is rebooting, which seems to clear some sort of cache. That's certainly not practical, so hopefully Sammy is aware of this issue and will address it in their next update. Have you experienced this problem or found a solution? Let us know below!
iPhone users no longer have a reason to hold on off on their migration to a Samsung Galaxy device. Developers, Media Mushroom, have just released an app, called Easy Phone Sync, designed to make the move really easy by transferring your contacts, messages, photos, video and music to your Galaxy device. There are two parts to this, an app for your Galaxy and one on your PC or Mac which uses your iTunes backup files to work its magic. For more details click here to check it out on the Play store.
Oh gawd, I am NOT used to this American pricing structure, rebates, down payments, qualifying M4G plans and what not, but you are from the US of A, this'll hopefully be pretty standard for you. However USD$629.99 for a brand new Galaxy S3 handset doesn't sound too bad to me compared to the SIM free cost of the S3 here in the UK.