The Samsung Galaxy S III continues to be in the news with updates, freebies, screen tests, developer models, synchronizing and free storage.
The Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is getting an update that fixes the Google Wallet glitch. The upgrade also removes the unified search from the Google Search bar. The search bar only returns web results after the update. Some contend that the service was removed to prevent blocking of sales from Apple patent infringement.
You can get the function back by sideloading the googlequicksearchbox.apk file, at your own risk. It reportedly works according to XDA Forum members.
Meanwhile T-Mobile does not have the cheapest price for the Samsung Galaxy S III, but if you buy one during the back to school sale (until September 4) you can get a free Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (while supplies last). The deal requires a mail-in rebate. You can also add a third voice line for $5 per month.
The Samsung Galaxy S III has a huge HD Super AMOLED (4.8") screen and in order to save battery life Samsung has made the display dimmer than previous models reported Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies.
Soneira noted OLED displays all currently suffer from a lack of accurate Color Calibration, therefore they don't do a good job of showing true colors of photographs.
The Samsung Galaxy S III touchscreen does have 306 Pixels Per Inch and very good viewing in bright light because it the screen is non-reflective.
U.S Cellular confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available this week.
Earlier this week it was reported that the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III would have a locked bootloader. in order for developers to create apps for it they need an unlocked bootloader. Samsung will sell a Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition for $600 pack can be bought from the Samsung website. The Samsung Galaxy S III data plan with Verizon Wireless may prove to be very expensive when you share data (read more about Share Everything)
Samsung and Verizon reported, "an open bootloader could prevent Verizon Wireless from providing the same level of customer experience and support because it would allow users to change the phone or otherwise modify the software and, potentially, negatively impact how the phone connects with the network. The addition of unapproved software could also negatively impact the wireless experience for other customers. "
Those who buy a Verizon Wirelesss Samsung Galaxy S III, then unlock the bootloader(root it) and have problems will have to do so at their own risk because it voids the warranty.
For those who like to use AllShare with the Samsung Galaxy S III to view content across devices, SugarSync has been added to Samsung's AllShare Play service. Sugar Sync includes cloud-storage for up to 5GB of free use. This is especially important to Samsung Galaxy S III owners on the AT&T and Verizon networks which don't come with the free 50GB of free DropBox storage.