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Samsung Updating GS3 as 'Precautionary Measure'

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Jul 16, 2012, 12:50 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Samsung today provided an explanation of sorts for recent system updates sent to U.S. versions of the Galaxy S III. Both the Sprint and AT&T variants of the GS3 have been updated in recent days with a patch that removes the Universal Search function — a feature for which Apple has an existing patent. "Samsung has updated the software for the Galaxy S III as a precautionary measure to ensure that U.S. consumers may enjoy using our innovative products without interruption," said Samsung in a statement provided to Phone Scoop. Further, Samsung said that this statement does not yet apply to the T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless versions of the GS3. Those two variants have not received updates removing the Universal Search function, and it's not clear if or when they will.

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Globhead

Jul 16, 2012, 5:52 PM

Install "Aurora" to restore phone search functions

I installed the "pro" version, but it was free. Not sure if it is a trial or just plain free, but it can put a nice android-looking search bar on your desktop and it searches files, contacts, and SMS messages. Those results pop up as you type, and then you can hit enter to do a google search.

The only drawback is you have to use the widget or shortcut on the desktop (the dedicated search key still goes to simple google search).

Now I just need to get the wallpaper to scroll again.
sowhatsowhat10

Jul 16, 2012, 2:36 PM

the corporate statements always give me a chuckle.

Laughing ====> "Samsung has updated the software for the Galaxy S III as a precautionary measure to ensure that U.S. consumers may enjoy using our innovative products without interruption," said Samsung in a statement provided to Phone Scoop.

Paranoid which really means.....
But they didn't Patch the versions for T-Mobile or Verizon ?

Sounds like Samsung is playing favourites with at&t and Sprint. Sounds like they don't care what happens to Magenta or Big Red.

which really means......
...
T Bone

Jul 16, 2012, 4:30 PM

I Really Hope

Apple's patent is invalidated...who the hell awards these things anyway....is it too much to ask that the people who grant patents be intelligent and informed about the technology they are supposed to be overseeing, so that they will be able to recognize a legitimate claim from a bogus one?
You mean the same way the members of the Senate and House should be informed on Current technology and current affairs ?

There was this Senator from Alaska, I think his name was Ted, I don't remember his last name, but he was old.

I remember ...
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