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Samsung Galaxy S III getting a last minute RAM upgrade to muscle up Jelly Bean

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Samsung Galaxy S III getting a last minute RAM upgrade to muscle up Jelly Bean
The Samsung Galaxy S III has been delayed over and over for the US, but while the push back was only for days, it was allegedly not because of bugs, but because Samsung was busy adding more RAM to its flagship so it can chew Android 4.1 Jelly Bean easier when the update arrives.

And that’s great news - the Galaxy S III will undoubtedly become one of the most popular Android devices out there, and getting Jelly Bean running smoothly will mean a lot to Samsung and Google.

Samsung has upped the RAM so the phone “future-proof” as engineers weren’t 100% sure whether 1 gig of RAM would be enough for Jelly Bean and opted for 2GB RAM.

We don’t have any details about when exactly the SGS III will get Jelly Bean, but now it’s clear that Samsung is already working on this and we expect the update to be just as massive as the phone’s launch.

source: TheVerge

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:46 22

1. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


AHH.... Samsung.... I see what you did there....

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:50 8

2. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


always wondered why they didnt got with 2gb ram for a super device like this

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:57 5

3. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


How big of an advancement could jelly bean be to require an extra 1gb ram! Android is evolving fast!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:12 14

7. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Galaxy Nexus doesn't have 2gb of ram.

It will have Jelly Bean.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:17 6

8. barondebxl (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Galaxy nexus isn't running touchwiz, it is stock.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:21 9

10. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Also the Nexus S with its 512MB of ram, will have Jelly Bean.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:26 3

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Samsung didn't know what Jelly Bean was going to entail.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:57

4. nohomad (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Victor H. can you please tell me if the Europe version will getting this update too? thank you

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:01 11

5. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Just when I think Android couldn't get any dumber, they go out and do something like this.... and totally redeem themselves!!!!!!!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:53 3

21. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Sweet avatar!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:03 3

28. teerex42 (Posts: 213; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


LMAO!!!!! Love that wsucoug13...that was freakin awesome. can't believe the 4 tards that gave you a thumbs down. Don't they know that google is going to continue to dominate the smart phone, smart media world from here on out ;-) I'll take one of each please :-D

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:18

72. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)


yeah i do love android but 2gb for a phone is just massive and unnecessary

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:12

6. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Seriously doubt this.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:19 2

9. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


But doesn't the Galaxy Nexus only have 1gb? Surely it will run smooth on that. I guess we'll see when it gets the upgrade.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:33

14. Yankchef (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


the entire demo was based on how jelly bean made the nexus run faster....

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:51

20. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


So why wouldn't it make the SIII run faster?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 17:39 2

26. jukenon (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


because the SIII is running touchwiz and touchwiz is a little bit heaver than stock android. its more of ensuring that it will run extremely smooth

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:51 2

51. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


yeah, stock OEM ROM usually is 3x heavier than stock android.. but you get all the goodies and eye candies..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:28 4

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Samsung just wants to make sure it runs super smooth.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:30 2

13. raifid4 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


ICS seems so outdated now lol

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:40 2

15. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


lol my phone can run ics on 512 mb of ram and 600 mhz processor
i don't see why you need 2gb for jelly bean

because this is just a performance upgrade

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:44 1

16. daviep (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Mar 2010)


The new galaxy 7 tablet that has just been anounced only has 1 gb of ram so the s3 should handle jellybean

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:44 3

17. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


It was announced much earlier than this that the dual core version would have 2gb ram

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:45

18. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


The international version has 1GB of ram so does that mean that the US variants will handle the update better?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:49 2

19. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


"as engineers weren’t 100% sure whether 1 gig of RAM would be enough for Jelly Bean and opted for 2GB RAM."

Jesus Christ....phone software needs more than 1 gig because they are not sure whether it will be enough to run jelly smoothly??
I'm sorry but that's just pathetic. It means one thing. Google's developers are a bunch of lazy and cheating cows. There was a time when microsoft products needed enermous amount of resources. Now it's upside down. When windows mobile is incredible smooth using only one core and 1/4 amount of ram destined for jelly, google is producing a humongus and retarded cow and samsung's engineers
"weren’t 100% sure whether 1 gig of RAM would be enough for Jelly Bean and opted for 2GB RAM."

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:57 4

23. tedkord (Posts: 12255; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, it means that Google are producing a much more complex, powerful os, versus Microsoft's more limited approach. You can run minecraft just fine on a 300MHz Celeron PC with 256mb of ram, but try running Crysis on it.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 01:58

62. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


yes, but do you really think it will need so much power to run efficiently? Don't you think it's...too much as for a phone?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 04:22

64. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Tell that to the millions of people who love it. Why wouldn't they want to improve? Sure they could go with the app approach and make you wait over a year for minor improvements.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 17:34

25. ph00ny (Posts: 1266; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I wonder if same folks will be singing its praises about not requiring hardware when wp8 comes out. It looks like they're already set on dual core and upgraded gpu

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:26

29. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Windows is not a full OS like Android.... Its Linux. Not half baked
Like ios and windows. ...

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