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[Deal] Samsung Infuse 4G vehicle mount, fits Galaxy S III $9.99 with free shipping

If you are looking for an official Samsung car dock and have either the Infuse 4G or the Galaxy S III, you’re in luck today. AT&T is currently offering the vehicle mount for the Infuse 4G which, by the way, fits the Galaxy S III according to XDA, for $9.99 with free shipping. If I were, I will jump on this deal while they still have some in stock. This accessory usually retails for around $50, so what are you waiting for?

via AT&T | SlickDeals

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Black and Brown Galaxy S III now available at Verizon Wireless

If white and blue aren’t colors you’d like your Galaxy S III to sport, then maybe you will be interested in a black or brown version of the popular. That’s right, the black and brown versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III are now available to purchase from Verizon Wireless. Inside, it’s still the same Galaxy S III that you’ve come to love; outside, it just has a new coat of paint to go with your preference.

The phone will still set you back $199 for a 16GB model with a new 2-year contract. To get yours, simply head to VerizonWireless.com.

I still don’t know why Samsung decided to release the black version of this amazing phone so late. Everyone knows that when it comes to phones, black and white are the colors that people demand the most. Knowing that, Samsung decided to release the phones in white and blue.

Buy: Black/Brown Galaxy S III from Verizon Wireless – $199

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Black and Brown Samsung Galaxy S III coming soon to Verizon Wireless

A few weeks ago, Samsung announced that Galaxy S III would be available in additional colors. Unfortunately, they didn’t announce which carriers or countries would have which colors available. If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer who has been waiting for one of these alternate colors, there’s some good news. It looks like Verizon Wireless will be offering the Galaxy S III in both black and brown (in addition to the already-available blue and white colors).

The news about the new colors appeared on Verizon’s website today. Unfortunately, Verizon didn’t announce when the new colors were going to be available. The only information available says that the new colors would be coming soon. Customers who are interested in the alternate colors can go to VerizonWireless.com to sign up to receive more information.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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Deal: Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III now $99.99 at Amazon Wireless

If you’re in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S III from Sprint, you might want to check out Amazon Wireless. The most popular Android phone in the market can be yours for just $99.99 when you sign a new 2-year contract (new accounts only). If you’re an existing user, the price jumps to $149.99 (still cheaper than the $199 that Sprint currently charges).

The Galaxy S III on Sprint features a large 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a fast 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, an 8-megapixel camera that’s capable of recording video at 1080P, and much more!

If you’re interested in the Galaxy S III on Sprint, head over to Amazon Wireless today. The phone could be yours for as low as $99.99.

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Samsung Galaxy S III now available at C Spire Wireless

If you’re a C Spire Wireless customers who has been waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S III, there’s some good news. C Spire has announced that the Galaxy S III is now available to their customers. With the Galaxy S III now available, customers will have two phones to choose from that can access C Spire’s fast 4G LTE network.

The Galaxy S III is available in both marble white and pebble blue and sells for $199 with a new 2-year contract. For more information and to buy, visit CSpire.com today.

Source: C Spire Wireless

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[Video] Check out Samsung new “The Next Best Thing is Already Here” ad

Just like they did with the Galaxy S II, Samsung is once again going after Apple’s fanboys who are in line waiting for the upcoming iPhone.

As you may know it already, the GS3 is slightly bigger than its predecessor, has a better processor, battery life and more. The 90-second ad showcases some of the phone’s features such as NFC, media sharing and 4G LTE which was recently added to the iPhone 5.

Hey man, I saved you a spot

I moved on…I got the Samsung GS3 now

The video is pretty cool in my opinion and if it is like last year, we’ll see more Samsung videos coming this year. What do you guys think?

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Garnet Red Galaxy S III now available from Carphone Warehouse in the UK

If you’re in the UK and are looking to get your hands on the red version of the Samsun Galaxy S III, you’re in luck. The Garnet Red Galaxy S III is now available exclusively from Carphone Warehouse in the UK.

The Garnet Red Galaxy S III from Carphone Warehouse is available from multiple UK carriers and can be free depending on which plan you select.

Samsung has announced that multiple colors of the Galaxy S III were going to be available. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any places selling the black, brown, or gray versions yet.

For more information, head over to Carphone Warehouse today.

via AC

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Samsung Galaxy S III shatters records with 20 million units sold in 100 days

Things are looking very good for Samsung and its Galaxy S III phone. Today, Samsung announced that the Galaxy S III is its best-selling phone, ever. In just 100 days, Samsung was able to sell over 20 million units of the popular phone, making it their most successful smartphone to date.

In addition to dropping some numbers, Samsung also re-announced that the Galaxy S III would soon be available in a number of new colors, depending on country and carrier. The new colors are Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black, and Titanium Gray.

Congrats to Samsung and their success with the Galaxy S III.

Samsung GALAXY S III Reaches 20 Million Sales Milestone in Record Time

Ergonomic design, user-friendly features, and the latest technologies drive record-breaking success for Samsung’s flagship smartphone

SEOUL, Korea—September 6, 2012—Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the GALAXY S III smartphone has achieved 20 million unit sales in just 100 days since its debut in May 2012. As Samsung’s most successful smartphone to date, the GALAXY S III has set a new record, generating sales quicker than any of its predecessors.

Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a revolutionary smartphone that delivers a uniquely personalized and intuitive user experience. It includes a generous 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display for a stunning viewing experience, and a variety of powerful camera features that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly. Samsung GALAXY S III uses intelligent software that responds interactively to your face, gestures and voice. It also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways, including Smart Stay, S Beam and AllShare Cast.

“The GALAXY S III has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to customers who have chosen the GALAXY S III. We will never stop providing the latest smart mobile technologies to help users live a life extraordinary.”

Following the successful launch of the GALAXY S III, the stylish device will be available in a variety of colors; *Amber Brown, *Garnet Red, *Sapphire Black and *Titanium Gray in addition to Pebble Blue and Marble White.

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Samsung Galaxy S III to be available in black, red, gray, and brown

Black Galaxy S III

When the Samsung Galaxy S III first launched, it was only available in marble white and pebble blue. Eventually, AT&T released a red version of the phone. At launch, many wondered why Samsung didn’t release the Galaxy S III in black, the color that many people were hoping to get it in. While we may never know the answer to the why, we will finally have the option to buy the Galaxy S III in black, and other colors, too.

Today, Samsung announced that the Galaxy S III will be available in 4 new colors: Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black, and Titanium Gray. Unfortunately, availability of the special colors will vary depending on country and carrier.

While we’re not sure which carrier in the U.S. will offer these colors, we’re hoping that all four choices are available to consumers on T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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[Leak] Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean build for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III out in the wild

Great news for T-Mobile Galaxy S III owners! The Jelly Bean update you all have been waiting for is finally here. While it didn’t officially come from Samsung, you will still be able to load it onto your handset. In order to successfully achieve that, you have run stock or simply go back to it before flashing the new ROM. The good people at XDA have posted the following step-by-step instructions:

  1. Download and install stock (if you are not already on stock rom) This is needed as a base. The update will otherwise fail
  2. Download OTA
  3. Apply zip in recovery menu
  4. Enjoy Jelly Bean 4.1.1

Folks who flashed the ROM are reporting bugs and reboots meaning that this isn’t the final build. If you do encounter any issues, make sure you do a factory reset along with some cache clearing and then try it again. Let us know how it works out for you.

via XDA

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[Video] This is how Samsung designed the Galaxy S III

Samsung has recently published a new video showcasing the steps that their design team has taken to design the Galaxy S III, aka the best smartphone around. Designers had to travel to different parts of the world, work hard at making sure we all fall in love with the GS3. Whether you like TouchWiz or not, it is good to see how Samsung came up with the whole “nature” theme. The 5-minute video is pretty informative. We suggest that you take some of your time to check it out.

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Report: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to the international Galaxy S III next week

The wait for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean might soon be over for some Galaxy S III owners. According to the folks over at Android Central, Samsung is planning on releasing the Jelly Bean for the international Galaxy S III next week, after its Samsung Unpacked event that is taking place in Berlin. Although there’s no visible proof of this, the guys at Android Central say that they’ve received the information from a reliable source that knows about Samsung’s plan.

According to the source, Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III will be available shortly after the unpacked event (where Samsung will be revealing the Galaxy Note 2). After the event, the update will roll out to a number of countries including the UK.

Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S III will introduce features such as Google Now, redesigned notifications, and also new Touchwiz features such as easy mode for simplified home screen management.

Unfortunately, there’s no information on when the update will be available for consumers in the United States and Canada, where the Galaxy S III variant runs on a dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor instead of Samsung’s quad-core Exynos processor. Hopefully Samsung won’t keep us waiting too long after unleashing the update on the international model of the phone.

via AC

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Check out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Samsung Galaxy S III

The guys at SamMobile have obtained a test firmware of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S III. According to SamMobile, the OTA update is set to begin rolling out at some point towards the end of the month or the beginning of next month. So far, SamMobile has noticed these new features:

  • New Jelly Bean clock
  • A function called “Dormant mode”
  • Google Now accessibly by hitting the search button
  • New live wallpapers
  • The ability to reboot into safe mode

Of course there are more features available in Jelly Bean, and they will also be available on the GSIII once it is updated. If you’re feeling brave, you can go ahead and try out the new rom by following the instructions on the source site below.



Mobile viewing link

via SamMobile

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[App] EZ-Unlock gets your Verizon Galaxy S III bootloader unlocked/locked in one-click

For those of you who don’t want to go through the bootloader unlocking process we shared with you a couple of days ago, we have found an easy and quick solution for you. Developer “mmmeff” has come up with an application called VZW GS3 EZ-Unlock. Its goal is to help you unlock your handset’s bootloader in one click. Before you use it, you have to make sure your S3 is rooted. Once that’s all done, download the app and click on unlock. And just in case you want to re-lock that bootloader of yours, launch the application again and click on “lock.” Hit the download links below!

[qrcode size=”150″]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mmmeff.ez.unlock[/qrcode]
(How to use QR codes)
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CyanogenMod releases alpha build of CM10 for Verizon’s Galaxy S III, thanks to unlocked bootloader

It didn’t take long for our development community to take advantage of the new bootloader-unlocking method of Verizon’s Galaxy S III. Developer Austen Dicken announced via Google+ that he is now able to build “CM without the need for kexec.” So he released a second alpha build of the Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10 ROM. Remember that you have to use the bootloader unlock method from yesterday in order to flash the ROM. Austen mentions that issues related to 4G connectivity and MMS have been addressed. For more information, hit the source link below.

Download CM10-d2vzw

via Google+

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader has been conquered

If you were contemplating getting the developer edition of the Galaxy S III for Verizon, stop now! The good people of XDA have done it once again. A gentelman going under user named AdamOutler was able to come up with a way to unlock the bootloader of the Verizon GS3. The fix involves a file made for MAC and Linux to root the handset with getting access to an unsecure bootloader. Here are the instructions, as posted over at XDA:

  1. Download
  2. Open this file
  3. Select Root with DebugFSRoot and Do It
  4. Select Flash Unsecure Aboot and Do It
  5. Use Odin or CWM to flash kernels to your device

There is one catch folks, AdamOutler advises those of you who are planning to use this method to not accept any updates from Samsung or Verizon. If you do, you will risk bricking your device. For more info hit the source link below. Remember that you will be doing this at own risk and that DroidMatters will not be held responsible for any damages that you may cause to your device.

Don’t forget to “thank” the devs–and not Verizon!

via XDA

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Black Samsung Galaxy S III spotted on T-Mobile’s website

The black version of the Galaxy S III is real, and it looks like it’s going to be available on T-Mobile. After being spotted on Samsung’s Facebook page and also on the Carphone Warehouse inventory system, the phone has now made an appearance on T-Mobile’s “4G Test Drive” website.

For some reason, Samsung decided to launch the Galaxy S III in pebble blue and white, colors that are usually available at a later date after the phone has launched. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t said anything official about this black version of the phone. Until they do, we will just have to keep playing the “spot the black Galaxy S III” game.

Source: T-Mobile | via The Verge

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Samsung and HTC both win mobile device awards from EISA

The European Imaging Sound Association (EISA) has awarded two Android-powered phones with awards in their mobile device category for 2012. Samsung took home the prize for best mobile phone of 2012 with its Galaxy S III and HTC took home the prize for best social media phone of 2012 with its HTC One S.

The EISA is an association composed of 50 special interest magazines from 20 different European countries. Each year they get together and give awards to cool tech products.

Personally, I understand the Galaxy S III winning the best phone award, but the HTC One S winning Social Media phone of the year? Doesn’t every Android phone do social media? If the One S, then why not the One X?

Check out their two videos of the HTC One S and Galaxy S III below.

HTC One S

Samsung Galaxy S III

Source EISA HTC One S | Galaxy S III | via AC

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Black version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is on the way, according to recent pictures and inventory data

Those of you who were hoping for Samsung to release a black version of the Galaxy S III could be in luck. As you probably know, the Galaxy S III was only released in two colors, pebble blue and white. While many hoped for a black version, they had to settle for the lesser of the two unwanted, the pebble blue.

It looks like things might be changing and that Samsung could be in the process of releasing a black version of the popular device. Samsung recently released some pictures of what appears to be a black Galaxy S III on their Facebook page. In addition, a new screenshot from Carphone Warehouse’s inventory system shows a listing for a black Galaxy S III. The cropped Carphone Warehouse inventory image shows the black Galaxy S III along with the blue and white version listed in their system.

Of course, the new color hasn’t been announced yet, so there’s no telling when it will be available for consumers to purchase, or which carriers will offer the device.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m hoping that Samsung releases this black version of the Galaxy S III soon. As a matter of fact, this color should have been offered in the first place!

If a black Galaxy S III is released, will you be getting one? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Source: Samsung Facebook | Android Police

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Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 4S drag race scratch showdown, and the winner is..

If you’re a fan of drop tests, you probably read our previous article about the Galaxy S III going against the iPhone 4. Prepare yourself to see something unusual. Apparently, this guy had the bright idea of putting the Samsung and Apple devices into a “drag race scratch test.” He attached both phones to a car using a string and some kind of black duct tape called “Gorilla tape.” The video is rather funny and the results are quite interesting. Check it out:

What do you guys think?

via A perfect Galaxy