Local search returning to international Galaxy S III
The thing is, the update also brought a number of system stability tweaks with it, and so it was also rolled out to the international version of the GS III. The problem is that obviously no one bothered to get rid of the "remove local search feature" effect of the update, so international users quickly found out that their devices too lack the function after the update.
Apparently, Samsung has now acknowledged the mistake and has promised that a fix that will restore the functionality will be coming in the following days. Here's the official statement from a Samsung spokesperson:
"The most recent software upgrade for the Galaxy S III in the UK included the inadvertent removal of the universal search function. Samsung will provide the correct software upgrade within the next few days."
It seems everything will soon be back to normal in Samsung town.
1. PhoneCritic (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
I can't understand how Apple has been granted a patent on something old pocket cals, PDA, PC and various other devices did years ago . This should be a logical thing all devices should be able to do search themselves as well as the web?
2. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
how? The us justice and us patent office belong to apple
3. amiaq (Posts: 392; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
At consumer level l am totally refuse to buy any Apple products anymore.
5. S3AllTheWay (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
me too! i'm sick of them trying to shutdown everyone
and this is coming from an apple support engineer of 8 years
i got my GS3 and love it - i will never get an iphone - EVER - nor an ipad! period!
7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I also won't buy any of Apple products, I don't want to feed that pathetic company!
9. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Me too! Let's boycott Apple! (as if I have ever bought an Apple product :p)
4. Hammerfest (Posts: 365; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Id buy an Apple product...
3rd party.... and only if I can install Windows or Android on it... and cheaply...
So pretty much never... hey I tried right?
28. jacko1977 (Posts: 388; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
6. The_Innovation (Posts: 538; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
This is just ridiculous already. This is a sign of pure bitterness by Apple.
"Oh, you made a better phone than mine? Well...well nah uh! It's mine! Wuahhhhhhh I'm gonna tell the Judge on you...you're mean!"
Damn...enough already. Make products to make your consumers happy, stop this patent issue crap already. The industry is stuck and not moving fully forward because of this.
8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
why apple doesn't sue blackberry since it has a universal search function too (on os 6 and 7)
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Because Apple don't see RIM as a competitor.
11. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
to me this is a sign of how mess up Samsung is.. they should have concentrated in fixing cracks in the cheap plastic, and really innovate when it comes to tablets as the as the Note 10.1 is a mediocre tablet even before launch...
ps. here comes another warning from PA
14. ibap (Posts: 688; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
e.e. cummings would be proud. Another example of what you get when you are typing on glass and since most Android keyboards do much better than this, I assume typed on an iProduct with the built-in keyboard? (And no, I didn't do the thumbs-down)
17. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Yep and the iPhone 4 and new iPad release were perfect right... No antenna problems or yellow screens or light bleeds products heating problems right... As for the note 10.1 which isn't innovative... How is the new iPad or the 4S in anyway innovative.
19. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
we can talk about Apple problems .. I mean all companies have problems. but this is not the time or place.. this article is about Samsung.. can you stick to just Samsung and not bring Apple into every article .. please
24. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
i dont bring apple into every article i only do so when a an obvious fan of apple talks of another companies problems when the company he likes himself have issues of its own..when are 1st batches of any new devices perfect.just like samsung,apple and a myriad of other companies the 1st batches usual have build issues or software issues
29. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
just because I like Apple doesn't mean I can talk about other manufacturers right?. I mean look at you. doing the same thing talking about Apple when Samsung clearly has issues as well..
ps.. you know what I think.. the Apple haters are the ones that PA putting more Apple articles because you guys bring Apple in every article, get over it. move on....
30. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Lol where did I ever say Samsung don't have problems or where did I ever say you shouldn't mention other oems? . All I was saying was that it's silly to have a dig at something when the thing you like yourself has issues of its own.. It's like me saying the iPhone is rubbish because it has a 8mp camera when my own s3 has also a 8mp camera... Not that the camera on the 4S is rubbish
32. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
then no fandroid should ever say anything about Apple lagging or foreclose unless u have a JB device..lol
38. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Funnily enough I have the Nexus 7 :)... There will always be idiots on both sides of the fence . We. To sometimes can get biased but I try my best not to be... Even though I am a fan of Samsung atm but only because imo they make the best all round smartphones and tvs. If next week LG or Sony make the best phone then I would become a fan of them.. For a while I was an apple fan when the ip4 was out and that was my phone and I felt at that time it was the best phone. Imo since then apple have slowed down a bit compared to Samsung. The iP5 will be a awesome and phone for many many millions and if it is better than the s3 than ill consider but if it only matches the s3 then ill stick with my s3..
13. frydaexiii (Posts: 1185; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Yes, f**k you Apple, you ain't touching my Galaxy.
37. frydaexiii (Posts: 1185; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Nice try, I replaced my back cover with an aluminium one, no cracking for me...
15. ibap (Posts: 688; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Hilarious that they can quash it in the US and not in the rest of the world.
18. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Well it's a USA company so most likely the courts will be biased towards some them than Samsung... How is it courts in the UK can see how ridiculous some of these patents are yet in the USA they are seen as something apple invented when clearly there were products before apples own that did this gs like universal search or slide to unlock.
16. donfem (Posts: 520; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
and how may I ask my unlearned galito, how to be innovative with millions of blinded ones following a device which failed to be innovative even after years ofbeing in the market?
21. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
that's were you are wrong. Apple consumers are happy (90+) and satisfied.. in Apple camp we have no worries. we compare Apple devices with Apple devices.and yes there is innovation that you would not understand because you are comparing it vs. Android... Androids innovation is different.. they have been multiples articles on that subject here in PA.. but bottom line the numbers are there... 90% of Apple owners are satisfied and will stay wit Apple.. some will go and some will come.. and just because other people sees things different from you.. doesnt mean they are blind.. they just have different points of view..
23. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
It's not about bringing apple into it... It's known and you make it known that your an apple guy and when an apple guy dishes other companies issues it may have when the company it supports has just as bad enough issues it needs to be said..
34. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
dude just drop it.. i was just answering a question.. nothing more...
20. kanagadeepan (Posts: 638; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
I have never bought iProducts earlier as they were over-hyped and less-spec-ed and heavily over-priced...
But after all these patent trolls, I have started to educate all my relatives and friends to NOT buy products from the half-eaten rotten fruit...
22. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
wow you educate to not buy products that you yourself have never tried... wow you must be really good at it..
25. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
this is where i can agree with you,its ridiculous to say you dont like a product without trying it.
35. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
finally.. thank you.. is a start.. :-)
26. amiaq (Posts: 392; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Yes, you can "educate" other people from buying products of an arrogant company. It's called "sentiment".
36. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
lol... you keep telling yourself that
27. TMach (Posts: 349; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
I have used the iPhone (3G, 4 and 4s) and I'm also an android user and on balance, I much prefer my android phones. My iPhone is sitting in my drawer and unlikely to see daylight anytime soon....too busy with my S3, One x and Xperia S (now toting ICS). Fact is I find the iPhone boring and uninspiring and over time have bought less into hype. Whilst I might have been curious about the upcoming iP5, after all this patent trolling, APPLE can bl**dy well forget it. I keep my iP4s for my itunes purchased items and nothing more...
I choose to vote with my feet and it is GOODBYE to apple!