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Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter - read the full textThe official rollout of the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update has finally started. In the next few weeks it should land on just about every Exynos-powered S III unit out there, letting it have a taste of the latest and greatest from Android...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-02 17:43 from v0qu - click to readTrue story, the aluminium used on the iphone 5 is actually of cheap quality, if anodized in the right way, even the inside of aluminium gets the same colour and if it scratches, you still see the same color, unlike on the iPhone 5. Nokia uses plastic too, but there is nothing cheap about it. People who use iPhone, say that Samsung is cheap plastic, because it is the only difference, where they think, iPhone is actually superior, but knowing physics very well, I know, this is just knowledge of unkowning people, who think as far a greeks thought in anchient times. Something falls down, because it comes from the ground, something goes up (fire), because it comes from the heaven, fire came from a thunder thrown by zeus.

get what I mean, this whole cheap plastic talk, is talk from people with dangerous half knowlegde.

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  • 2012-10-03 13:01
  • p1vG

> In reply to brynn @ 2012-10-02 23:52 from Sj1x - click to readBut the step from iOS5 to iOS6 is a real upgrade? The step from Belle to Belle FP2 is a big step forward? Vista to 7 is a big step forward? Dude, there is a reason, it is Android 4.0 to 4.1 and not to 5

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  • 2012-10-03 12:54
  • p1vG

> In reply to AdityaKar @ 2012-10-03 10:12 from vI9i - click to readPeople do not understand that, but funny thing is, that they expect these things from Android Phones, while iOS looked like it is now from the very beginning, no big UI changes, just some minor implementations, nothing more...

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  • 2012-10-03 12:52
  • p1vG

> In reply to umair @ 2012-10-02 18:24 from RNxy - click to readGo to www.androidadvices.com they have instructions on how to update ur firmware to jb :-). Enjoy

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  • 2012-10-03 12:13
  • n2Ke

Whn wl be ths update avlbl in Pakistan

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  • 2012-10-03 11:08
  • KIvu

> In reply to Loepoes @ 2012-10-02 19:36 from fw2H - click to readThere's no denying that. N9 is probably the most beautiful phone ever made with an OS which could really have been something. But Nokia killed Maemo and with it the N9 died a premature death. I wish Nokia had embraced Android.

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  • 2012-10-03 10:15
  • vI9i

This IS a firmware upgrade! Did you expect a whole UI overhaul? Project butter, Google Now and the new notifications bar are integrated into the OS and these couldn't have been brought over as separate application updates.

But the questions is, what did you really expect with the Jelly Bean update? It's got everything that Google promised in I/O 2012 along with a few extra goodies from Samsung. I don't understand why you are upset.

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  • 2012-10-03 10:12
  • vI9i

> In reply to Loepoes @ 2012-10-02 14:21 from fw2H - click to readThis is true. There is no reason why Samsung couldn't use higher quality materials that are ultra light and more resilient:
- hardened Magnesium alloy(s)
- Kevlar
- Carbon fibre / graphite composite
- or go the full hog for a titanium alloy (though VERY expensive)

I've got SGS 1, 2 & 3 and I miss having some metal for that 'solid' and luxury feel to round out a quality phone.

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  • 2012-10-03 09:22
  • sG{a

galaxy s III is loking too stylish,its tuch screan is too good all over its ossam...........................................­................................

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  • 2012-10-03 08:49
  • Mf5j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-02 16:11 from fmWh - click to readThen pay less and settle down with an inferior phone. I'm nothing against it, but I'm worth to have the best phone and it is called SGS3.

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  • 2012-10-03 06:48
  • xZEc

Ha! my Nokia E75 has two modes ie home and buisness and easy to switch between them,,as for these features its rubbish all Android updates are new colour schemes,,

•Project Butter - smoother UI animations with higher frame rate
•Google Now
•Blocking mode
•Offline voice typing support
•Better notification area with expandable notifications
•Two different homescreen modes
•Pop-up play window is now resizable

•New in-call features - boost loudness and turn on/off noise cancellation
•Video recording pause/resume functionality
•Enhanced brightness control
•Easier widgets management
•Reorganized Settings menu


Thats not new O/S just some add ons that can be done via firmware upgrade..Not android tho they make it a different theme colour add a feww features and call it a brand new O/S..

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  • 2012-10-02 23:52
  • Sj1x

Wait for the Custom Roms that eliminate the Bloat. Then you will see a really fast SGS3 :)

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  • 2012-10-02 22:49
  • nGxH

I see no reason to upgrade to 4.1. Gotta go cm10 over here. Same thing though. Just like cm better

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  • 2012-10-02 21:22
  • ssS4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-02 17:43 from v0qu - click to readI don't know...Held a S3 in my hand at a shop today and somehow my N9 just felt more .....(please don't be offended!)solid...

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  • 2012-10-02 19:36
  • fw2H

The only thing that is missing in this update, in my opinion, is the new Gallery, as the one found in Note II, at least add new transitions for us to view the pictures, I know it's not a must have feature, but if we have that, it's perfect!! BTW, this update is really good with no bugs!! Can't wait for it!!

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  • 2012-10-02 18:56
  • ibju

> In reply to Bill @ 2012-10-02 17:35 from UFDw - click to readlol very shallow man but i feel you speak from the heart. i think ill keep my ugly with high IQ. sooner or later that girl pretty girl will look like a nutsack and im sure the cancellation policy will be a bit more than $300. been there done that.

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  • 2012-10-02 18:55
  • MiK%

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-02 16:11 from fmWh - click to readi hear jitterbug has a new model. Bigger buttons i think

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  • 2012-10-02 18:45
  • MiK%

Can anybody tell me steps to update my S3 from ICS to jelly bean plz?

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  • 2012-10-02 18:24
  • RNxy

> In reply to Bill @ 2012-10-02 17:35 from UFDw - click to readsome people automatically think when they hear plastic is cheap. well guess what, plastic can be beautiful too and aluminum can be ugly too. i'll let you decide what kind of aluminum is in iphone 5 :)

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  • 2012-10-02 17:43
  • v0qu

> In reply to Loepoes @ 2012-10-02 14:21 from fw2H - click to readi dont see a problem with high IQ. besides, beauty is subjective, while IQ is IQ, it is never debatable that why we have IQ test. Do we have beauty tests? LOL. What im saying is, SGS3 looks good for me, and for what it does, i could not ask for more.

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  • 2012-10-02 17:41
  • v0qu

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