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

0. phoneArena 27 Jun 2012, 15:45 posted on

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…

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:53

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


Meant nexus 7,not galaxy 7 as i posted.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 17:33 2

24. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Wtf Samsung... Are you trying to say that you are not going to update all the device which is 1gb ram and below??

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:58 2

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


but Galaxy Nexus will get it, and it only has 1GB of RAM.. and I think it is not really a big upgrade, so most likely all those devices with ICS will be able to run it.. it's now up to OEMs whether they will be lazy to give updates or not.. I think it's more like a 2.0-2.1 or 2.1-2.2 upgrade, unlike 2.3-4.0.. in custom ROMs, probably one would say from Beta to RC1..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:34

30. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


where did you here this was the reason

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:52 1

31. carlos5593 (Posts: 28; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


This did not come from Samsung obviously. Just think. They knew of the existence of jelly Bean two months in advance. So they wouldn't push the International version with just 1gb of ram knowing that it wouldn't be enough. This is just to make the story interesting.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:31

32. Yusei (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Seriou PA?

You really think that's the reason?

Sammy only gave 2Gb Ram to compensate the lack of QuadCore.

In Korea they iwll put 2Gb ram and quadcore cuz LG will do the same.

Always flaming, jeez.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:34

33. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


U lucky Americans get the 2GB ram version.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:36 3

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I thought they fixed the lag issue. Why the extra ram?? Hmm looks like maybe no.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:08 2

37. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They did fix the lag, with Gingerbread. The extra ram Is because Android is a fully functional, multitasking OS that can have more than one app or process running. More live apps require more ram to avoid putting any to sleep. This isn't a pared down, one app at a time OS like you're used to.

Also, I assume Jelly Bean itself is a larger OS, and it'll take up more system ram. You watch, when iOS gets these features in a few years, they'll add more team than they have now.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:17 5

41. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


As usual you ignore facts since iOS does run multiple apps at once. Just better at using resources than lagdroid.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:32 2

43. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


You really are jealous of androids success aren't you, that's the only viable conclusion as to why this is so personal with you, why don't you just let it go, its really pathetic kid.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:08 4

45. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I ignore facts? That's hilarious coming form the guy who:

-Swears that the iPhone has a higher resolution than 720p.
-Claims that a review of the OneX said it was laggy, when it said the opposite.
-Insists that user agent spoofing does not affect web statistics
-Says that a blog is a study, and ignores that the actual study attributes lowers WiFi usage to 4G LTE access

You wouldn't know a fact if someone smooshed it into the RDF in front of your face. Here's another fact you won't understand: iOS does NOT have true multitasking. It never did. They enacted a fake multitasking a year or two ago.

Here's a webpage that you will ignore now, since the facts contradict what you choose to believe. But, I assure you that, like in all the other cases listed above, you are 100% wrong.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:13 1

47. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


http://speirs.org/blog/2012/1/2/misconceptions-about-ios-multitasking.html/

Don't know why the link didn't post, but let's try again...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 22:02 1

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


haha, the iPhone 5 will come up with 1GB RAM.. trust me.. and that will put your claim to rest, tacobell..

the only multitasking iOS can do is to play music in the background or when it is in a locked state..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:11 1

39. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Its not for lag. So u can run more apps at the background, and browse the web with out needing to worry opening up to 10 tabs. There is 1GB of ram
For just the net and the others for systems
.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:01

68. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You understand, but just trolling...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:47

71. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I thought they fixed the lag issue. Why the extra ram?? Hmm looks like maybe no."

Why iPhone 4 use 512MB of RAM instead of 256MB of RAM, because lagging???

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:43

36. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


The U.S GS3 already comes with 2GB of ram. This was done because the U.S phone comes with a dual core, unlike the international versions which comes with the Quad core and 1GB of ram.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:17

40. hotshot187 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 May 2012)


ummmmm what? The US version was suppose to come with 2GB ram to begin with.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:20

42. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Call me confused but how is this a last minute ram upgrade if the US version was announced with 2GB in the first place? I can understand if the originally announced it with 1GB and then they changed their minds. And what about the international version? That only comes with 1GB.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:12

46. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The speculation is that the US version came with 2GB because it is using the inferior S4 processor instead of the quad exynos. How I read this story, from here on all versions are getting 2GB ram.

This raises the question: What about anyone who's already bought an international version with 1GB? Will they get a new phone with 2GB, or a partial refund? I would hope so, but Samsung could claim they bought it knowing it had 1GB. I say the right thing would be to exchange them for a new one.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:02

69. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol it must be removable ram u can also upgrade it latter on to 4 or 8 GB

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:37 1

48. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


jellybean is a great update! but the real question is... which devices are eligible for system upgrade.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 21:39 1

49. saeen (Posts: 20; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


What about S3 already available in the market? We've S3 availble for like 2weeks now. Sadly they will be running Jellybean on 1GB ram with some compatibility issues. (Just a guess!)

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 22:09

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


i don't think there will be a crippled version of android, more like a crippled version of TouchWiz (just like Sense 4 in the One X/S and Sense 4A on One V)

the extra 1GB of RAM is not really necessary, it's just that Samsung wants your phone to be able to run even more background apps without any problem.. I bet 1GB is enough for jelly bean.. heck, i think 512mb is still enough, just that you won't be able to run as many apps at one time..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 23:49

58. skymitch89 (Posts: 1309; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I think that "adding more RAM for Jelly Bean" is just an excuse, and they don't want to reveal the real reason for the delay. I'm thinking that there's possibly a manufacturing problem that they don't want to admit.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 00:05

59. greatGreekGeek (unregistered)


the laptop i'm currently using has 4gigs of ram and a dual core. the time has come for me to stop using it. and one of the best achievements of the decade is miniaturization.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 00:11

60. coolnand (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


is this increase in ram for the international quad core version or the dual core? the dual core is already having the 2gb ram. right?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 01:02

61. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Lol really? People here complaining cus they've upgraded the ram? Lol wtf.. go buy one x if u only want 1gb.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 03:46 1

63. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Well done Samsung, though i wonder Nexus S only have 512MB and is getting Jelly Bean update

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