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View Poll Results: Would/Will You Buy A Samsung Galaxy S III (N. Am. Version)?
Already pre-ordered one 9 20.93%
Gotta pre-order one ASAP 0 0%
Will wait for release and user experiences 17 39.53%
Can't afford one 2 4.65%
Not interested (please explain) 15 34.88%
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post #46 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-11-28, 03:47 PM
 
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I've had my GS3 for a couple of months now. I bought one for my wife as well at the same time. We both absolutely love them. I did not vote at the top of this thread due the fact that I already owned the phones by the time I read this thread.

As for battery life: if anyone wants to try to increase the life, download the "2X Battery" app by Sam Lu from your Google Play store. It made the night and day differences on both mine and my wife's phones.


And as for cases, I have the Urban Armor Gear "Navigator" case on mine. The UAG cases come with a screen protector: http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/collections/samsung
and the otter box is a good case as well: http://www.otterbox.com/samsung-gala...efault,sc.html
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post #47 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-11-29, 07:44 PM
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That 2X battery app really does seem to work well. Definitely a noticeable increase! Thanks for that recommendation.
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post #48 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-12-02, 07:40 PM
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JellyBEAN OTA downloaded and installing as I type! YA..

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And what Carrier are you with again?
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post #50 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-12-02, 08:30 PM
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telus ontario

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post #51 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-12-02, 08:39 PM
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Samsung Canada have released the update to Rogers, Telus, Bell & Virgin, officially it was due tomorrow but appears to be rolling out a day early
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post #52 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-12-02, 08:52 PM
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I'm guessing a lot of people are downloading the update, as when I click System Update, I get the following:

"Access to the software update service is provided to users in the order in which they request it. Try again later"
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Same here......I'll try it later, or tomorrow and use up some of works bandwidth
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post #54 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-12-02, 10:55 PM
 
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I got the same message as well. I too, am with Telus.
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post #55 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-12-02, 11:41 PM
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Guess i got lucky, had been checking all weekend. And then all of a sudden i saw the updated notification .. I must have been one of the first to catch it..

So far so good. Quite a few new little features. Google now is in there a few new samsung based widgets.

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For those of us getting the error, are you running a custom recovery and/or rooted? That may be causing the issue
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post #57 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-12-03, 08:38 AM
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Stock standard SG3, same message. The servers are overloaded?
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post #58 of 92 (permalink) Old 2012-12-03, 08:42 AM
 
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Stock standard SG3, same message. The servers are overloaded?
I got my update last night as well, on Bell. Update was very smooth, no problems. Project Butter has really done well.

If it's failing, the servers may be busy. Probably just want to keep trying.
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http://www.sammobile.com lists the firmware you can download if you register.

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You'll need to flash it if you download from sammobile. I got bored of waiting for the OTA servers to catch up so downloaded and upgraded via Kies, took all of 15 minutes to complete.
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