Folks who live in the UK are apart of the fortunate group that gets to grab the Galaxy S III on May 30th. If you live in the UK and know you are going to buy the new device, Three UK want’s to give you a good deal on a pre-order. You can reserve your very own GSIII for a monthly tariff of £34, and includes all the data you can eat. Not only will Three start taking your money first thing tomorrow, May 4th, folks who pre-order will get their name thrown into a drawing to win 1 of 26 Samsung Smart TVs. We’re not too sure what model they are giving away but if you have seen Sammy’s new Smart TVs lately you know it’s gonna be bad-ass. Jump past the break to read the full press release for further details or hit up the source link tomorrow to place your order.
You want to know how Samsung intends on enticing potential customers now that it’s Galaxy S III smartphone is out? No, it isn’t the quad-core processor built-in nor the sweet lineup of accessories. My friends, Sammy is offering an attractive 50GB of free storage courtesy of Dropbox— similar to what HTC has done in the past. The key difference is HTC offered “only” 25GB, while Sammy is offering double the storage space.
Keep in mind as awesome as this is, it won’t last forever. Samsung and Dropbox will be offering this awesome promotion for Galaxy S III owners for a limited time only— owners who take advantage of this will have free storage for only 2 years. But hey— by the time 2 years comes around, we’ll probably be seeing a bigger and better promotion by then.
source: Venture Beat
Given that as we’re moving away from Desktop computers to a mobile web browsing experience it’s only a logical step that malware should do the same. Well Lookout Mobile Security has found this to be the case as they have recently discovered new sites that act as a drive-by malware node. What this means is that if an Android device that isn’t fully patched visits one of these sites, the site would download and install malware without your knowing. This Trojan could then pose as a system update file which in turn acts like a proxy redirect. This could cause problems for IT and Network folk should that device be connected to their network as once secure information could be now accessible.
The Trojan, known as “NotCompatible” shouldn’t be a problem if you have your devices updated and any one of the various virus scanners out there, like AVG or Lookout for example. Like I said, the risk is low as these sites are few and far between. However, while the risk is low now, the risk is out there and it could potentially grow. But if you make sure to have the “Install from Unknown Sources” unchecked combined with a virus scanner, you should be more than alright as Lookout is working on an update as you read this. They say:
For those of you patiently waiting for the popular Flipbard application, one of Google Currents‘ direct competitors, you’ll be happy to know that the app has finally made its way to the Android platform. To kick things off, the app will be exclusive to Samsung Galaxy III devices initially before finally rolling out to the rest of the platform. We weren’t told exactly how long the rest of the world will have to wait but we’ll do our best to find out for you. The UI looks pretty similar to what the iPhone currently has today, and as expected, allows gestures for navigating through your aggregated content. However, unlike the iPhone, the Android version will of course sport a cool widget which takes up an entire page providing the day’s latest and popular news feeds. If you think you’ll most likely be on board come launch day, you can sign up at the link below to receive the update once the application is available for Android. And by the way the devs stated the app will be available for “Android mobile phones” we’re not banking on a tablet version right off the bat. So, here’s to hoping we don’t have to wait for the app too long. And if we do, lets hope our boys over XDA will have something to say about it. Are you looking forward to the app or are you content with Google Currents and other news aggregation apps already on the Android OS?
Those of us here in the U.S. felt a little left out today since nothing was mentioned about a U.S. release during the big unveiling. As I previously wrote, we can’t expect to see anything stateside for several months. The question is what carriers and what will be different? Samsung had this to say:
Samsung Mobile is planning a U.S. version of Galaxy S III, optimized for the fastest LTE and HSPA+ networks in the U.S., which will be available in the summer of 2012. Exact timing and retail channel availability is not being announced at this time. We believe the Galaxy S III is the most anticipated product in the 20-year history of Samsung Mobile; therefore, we will continue to share information as it becomes available.
Samsung just released a quick overview video of the Samsung Galaxy S III. In case you’ve been under a rock, it was unveiled about 2 hours ago. It will be available on May 29 in Europe in two colors, Marble White and Pebble Blue. For more info, checkout out our announcment post, but here’s a quick hands on.
Well friends the most anticipated device is officially here, but the Galaxy S III didn’t come alone. That’s why Sammy took some time during its Unpacked event to also introduce some pretty neat compliments to the Galaxy S III smartphone. From car docks to a battery charging stand to an HDMI adapter, Sammy has you covered. The most intriguing accessory however, involves a novel mp3 player called the S-pebble which works with Sammy’s Media Hub app and the Allshare Cast dongle, which allows users of the device to connect the smartphone to a TV wirelessly.
Additional info and images of the accessories are still to come, so stay tuned with Talk Android. But why not start here for now? You’ll find more photos once you hit the break.
The Galaxy S III is now official folks and the picture above is finally the real deal. This is promised to be the best smartphone in the world and its designed by humans and inspired by nature. Sure the hardware is impressive, but it’s not all about that. Samsung showed off a lot of different software innovations.
In case you’re at work, live under a rock or just were in the wrong place at the wrong time you may have missed the Samsung Unpacked Event. You may have also missed the unveiling and official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Well if so, you’re in luck. While we may not have the full Unpacked event yet for your viewing pleasure, we do have the S III commercial. Hopefully this will be able to tide you over until we are all able to get our hands on this amazing device. However rather than ramble on and on about it, I will let the commercial do the talking. Hit the break to check it out. Enjoy!