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Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean preview: First look

07 September 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean preview: First look - read the full textThe Galaxy S III didn't stay in the R&D lab long enough to come with Jelly Bean out of box, but once the latest Android version was announced, Samsung was quick to commit to releasing a timely update. And it seems the wait will be shorter than expected with the official update coming in just a few weeks' time...


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Please make the option move apps to external SD card on SGS3.

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  • 2012-09-08 08:09
  • 9xEa

oh i cant wait to upload the jellybean to my
S3^^, thanks sammy.

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  • 2012-09-08 07:27
  • sfQM

> In reply to Mac-User @ 2012-09-07 21:45 from pJRI - click to readI was wondering the same thing. Since upgrading to ICS 4.0.4 drag and drop on Mac no longer works. I hope jelly bean will come with a fix on that matter.

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  • 2012-09-08 05:32
  • IV56

What I want to know is if, and how, upgrading to JB affects battery life.

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  • 2012-09-08 04:22
  • m}WR

They should fix this Lock screen issue where pure black wallpaper looks like this strange that all homescreens with same wallpaper are pure deep black !!!

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  • 2012-09-07 23:01
  • JbRx

new jelly bean is useless if they not improve on camera section.. many complain come from customer, but samsung only IGNORE it! I dunno how GSMARENA decide the camera s3 is better than s2.. but the trully is NOT! refer

GSMARENA next time pls post review any smartphone with some picture from lowlight/dark/night condition..coz this phone very expensive...not all can buy! atleast we/consumer not regret after buying it..Thanks GSMARENA..

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  • 2012-09-07 23:00
  • 2mAi

Hi guys, thanks so much for the preview.
ICS 4.0.4 broke usb connectivity via PTP (can't drag and drop files onto it from a mac - Android File transfer doesn't work either).

Any chance (please) that you can test this with a Mac to see if it now works again?


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  • 2012-09-07 21:45
  • pJRI

Do you know if with JB we can move apps to the memory card? because with ICS we're unable to do it :(

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  • 2012-09-07 21:29
  • Gi7@

> In reply to SeanR25 @ 2012-09-07 20:04 from m5As - click to readNope, it doesn't. Google Now is called by holding the Menu key, while S-Voice is activated with the Home key.

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  • 2012-09-07 21:29
  • 0BFE

Wow! really smooth. My Galaxy S2 really seems outdated now.

I hope the jelly bean update for the S2 comes out soon and gives my phone a breath of fresh air till my next upgrade in a few months.

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  • 2012-09-07 20:44
  • Nnu9

When you update to Jelly Bean on the S III,does Google Now totally replace S Voice?...I kinda fell in love with S Voice although it's quite the marketing gimmick...Still useful when you wanna show off to your friends.

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  • 2012-09-07 20:04
  • m5As

> In reply to Nick Name @ 2012-09-07 19:55 from H5LH - click to readi agree, it is a issue, and yes jelly bean will resolve this issue, thats why project butter was specifically made, to not make that happen anymore

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  • 2012-09-07 19:56
  • QGMH

> In reply to TheIcon @ 2012-09-07 17:21 from K2En - click to readI have been complaining about this problem for ages I'm so annoyed about this lag. I really hope jelly bean is the answer as I doing want to have to use other launchers.

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  • 2012-09-07 19:55
  • H5LH

I hope the S2 gets this. ICS has been a major disappointment so far.

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  • 2012-09-07 19:51
  • nGxH

> In reply to TC @ 2012-09-07 17:58 from 0@0q - click to readso ? iOS and WP also have lag, . also they both crash apps. get over it.

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  • 2012-09-07 19:19
  • 3RM{

Does it add Music controls on the lock screen while playing and having a code/pin/pattern lock?

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  • 2012-09-07 18:41
  • iUKc

> In reply to [deleted post]yeah... comming new more..

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  • 2012-09-07 18:40
  • IWU@

The only disadvantage of Android it was not smooth. Now Jelly Bean providing you the best smooth OS with the best & beast SMARTPHONE S III.

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  • 2012-09-07 18:00
  • K6me

> In reply to [deleted post]Yep nokia screen it's way better cause it's LCD 768x1280 i think it's IPS LCD True HD. any screen that comes out with HD LCD IPS, LCD back LED Brvia enginee way better than Super Amoled HD pentile. The only good thing about Super Amoled HD games looks better on Super Amoled HD and Full HD video with a lot of colors looks great in Super Amoled HD but if you watch an HD video on Super Amoled HD in dark room it will look like crap with some ghost effect on the screen with some washed black?

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  • 2012-09-07 18:00
  • pRGI

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