T-Mobile Strips Universal Search from Samsung GS3
T-Mobile USA is pushing a minor maintenance update to its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III. As with similar updates provided by other carriers, the update removes the universal search function from the T-Mobile version of the device. Apple holds a patent for universal search, and Samsung previously said it was removing the feature form its devices as a preventative measure. According to T-Mobile, the update also makes some minor performance improvements.
Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S III, its global flagship phone for 2012. We spent a bit of time with it.
Samsung Details Premium Suite for Galaxy S III
Samsung today provided information about a software update for the Galaxy S III. The Premium Suite is an add-on that includes a handful of new features such as a split-screen mode similar to the one on the Galaxy Note II.
Samsung Intros Programmable NFC Tags Called TecTiles
Samsung today announced the availability of TecTiles, small, programmable near-field communication stickers that can be used to activate certain actions on NFC-equipped smartphones. Using a separate Android application, the tags can be programmed to change device settings, such as join a Wi-Fi network or set the phone to silent; to initiate communications, such as a text message or a phone call; as well as to interact with social networking sites, such as to set Facebook status updates or send a message to Twitter.
Judge Denies Apple's Attempt to Block Samsung Galaxy S III
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh earlier this week squashed Apple's move to prevent Samsung from launching the Galaxy S III in the U.S.
Search removal not described on the T-Mobile website
It's bad enough that T-Mobile phones are infected with T-Mobile spamware, but now they are remotely vandalizing our phones.
Clearly they want to impress Apple, which loves that sort of thing.