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Samsung Galaxy S III update does away with universal search

25 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S III update does away with universal search - read the full textThe latest 'stability' update for the international Samsung Galaxy S III no longer lets you search your local data (such as contacts and media files), due to legal pressure from Apple. This comes after a similar patch removed universal search functionality from the Sprint and AT&T variants...


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Don't you think patenting is leading to monopolistic practices ?

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  • 2012-07-28 06:15
  • 9xnu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-26 08:04 from IVVf - click to readBwahahahahahahaha! Nice try! LMAO! Not to mention the F700 had the look before Iphone did. Iphone made it out less buggy at first but F700 was announced and worked on for over a year prior.

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  • 2012-07-27 00:08
  • YH7a

> In reply to jbpianist28 @ 2012-07-26 01:31 from X3tk - click to readNot so likely.

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  • 2012-07-27 00:07
  • YH7a

I've read that the removal of universal search was a mistake on Samsung's part and will be re-added in a patch in the next few days

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  • 2012-07-26 18:38
  • M3Yd

> In reply to fact @ 2012-07-26 13:19 from PAXp - click to readMeaning Samsung is Apples bitch.

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  • 2012-07-26 18:22
  • nG8v

The move by Samsung is genious. The phone is not preset for universal search, so Apple has to shut up, but by clicking on the boxes you select where to search. so in esence, it's not the manufacturer who makes the universal search, but the user. Love it!!!

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  • 2012-07-26 14:23
  • LaKX

> In reply to Someone @ 2012-07-26 11:50 from Mx@E - click to readexactly, Apple is selling much but Samsung's selling is more than Apple. Once Apple had tried dealing with LG but LG denied saying we can't manufacture as our plant is busy and can't handle it. Apple returned back to Samsung.
Means Samsung have the largest plant to manufacture and supply.

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  • 2012-07-26 13:19
  • PAXp

who wants to buy an restricted gadget and owning a selfish too no btft no cardxpantion no usb-otg restricted in 3rdparty etc. So it means not a friendly gadgets! Buy it and you r selfish too from a greedy company!

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  • 2012-07-26 12:54
  • t7Xk

samsung shutup apple

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  • 2012-07-26 12:37
  • t@Gg

Just upgraded my S3 in the UK and have retained the full search function via the google search box!

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  • 2012-07-26 11:53
  • TXP4

You all know that iPhone's, iPad's and iPod Touches sell millions and millions of units all over the world?? They are all so successful.

Why would Samsung Semiconductor stop supplying parts for these??

It's got to be one of the largest supply contracts Samsung Semiconductor's have ever had.

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  • 2012-07-26 11:50
  • Mx@E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-26 08:56 from IaHY - click to readApple stuffed for many months or Sasmsung??

Remember that Apple is one of Samsung's biggest customers and always pay cash up front. You can't say no to that very easily - which is why Samsung still supply them.

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  • 2012-07-26 11:32
  • Mx@E

You lot are all not thinking correct.

Apple is the best customer ANY semiconductor business can have in the world.


Because Apple have the money and Apple pay CASH IN ADVANCE.

You think any of Samsung Semiconductor customers are as rich or reliable as Apple when it comes to buying parts???

There is no way on earth that Samsung would turn down or stop supplying Apple with components.

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  • 2012-07-26 11:27
  • Mx@E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-26 08:56 from IaHY - click to readSamsung can't do this as they are businessman. This is not a childish game. Business just sees money rather than feelings. If Samsung stops supplying then Apple will seek another manufacturer. It is also fact that Apple will never get manufacturer like Samsung.

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  • 2012-07-26 10:45
  • PAXp

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-26 08:56 from IaHY - click to readIf only it was that simple, you are correct tho - apple would be screw*d without the support of the other giants in the industry. Suing over infringements and legal BS should be overlooked as petty childs play. "men from the boys etc"
Grow up apple - good product but samsung is better overall...
I personally use the Xperia S and you never see Sony in these news reports.
Content? who knows...

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  • 2012-07-26 10:40
  • DVqg

what happen to the days when ,you could say,"competition"bring it ON....these days they just South Africa we say "bang broeks"...they just scared of Samsung...they know they getting beat at there own game...shame on them

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  • 2012-07-26 09:33
  • fja6

apple has patented their toilet paper also..

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  • 2012-07-26 09:20
  • PxqF

Samsung should suddently stop supplying Apple with all the components they currently supply for the iPhone.

Apple would be stuffed for many many months without this!

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  • 2012-07-26 08:56
  • IaHY

> In reply to haru280 @ 2012-07-26 08:03 from 0Yd3 - click to readOMG! Apple are not only greedy but selfish and cunning too.

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  • 2012-07-26 08:45
  • PAXp

> In reply to nokia future @ 2012-07-26 07:52 from PAXp - click to readI agree nokia could increase its market share by adapting a OS thats more modern user friendly, as much as people like their OS, the needs of the few don't out number the needs of the many, they should go android and start crushing skulls.

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  • 2012-07-26 08:41
  • TbES

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