In today’s smartphone competition, the Samsung Galaxy S III is without a doubt one of the best handsets currently available in the market. Not only that, the handset has also become the most sought-after superphone after it was unveiled by Samsung last May. Because of the seeming popularity of the handset, there was an overwhelming demand for the Samsung Galaxy S III that its manufacturer barely kept up with the said demand. Consequently, delays in the launch of the handset were seen on a global scale.
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In US shores alone, all major carriers releasing their respective versions of the Samsung flagship device experienced delays in the release of the handset. This is a testament not only to the popularity of the handset but to the impressive components and capabilities that it brings to the table.
Since getting released to the market, the Samsung Galaxy S III received glowing reviews but despite that fact, there were still a couple of snags found on the handset. This simply means that despite the power that the handset packs under the hood, it still could use improvements that software updates bring. In fact, Samsung recently pushed out an update that brought improved stability to the handset.
As for the snags found on the handset, reviewers of the Samsung Galaxy S III have mentioned that one of their pet peeves with the superphone is the lack of means of controlling the brightness of the handset’s display in its notification area. In addition to that, they also noticed that when the handset’s brightness is set to automatic, it always defaults to very low brightness levels.
Because of these feedbacks, Samsung went to work on a fix for this and has already started the roll out of the update to the Samsung Galaxy S III. With this update applied to the handset, the Samsung Galaxy S III will get a dedicated brightness control in its notification area which in turn enables a user of the handset to manually set the brightness level of the device or enable its automatic brightness functionality. After applying the update, the level of brightness on the handset has become a bit higher when automatic brightness is activated. Not only that, the said update also brings a new icon for daylight saving time in the handset’s clock widget along with a new kernel and a new radio firmware.
The update however is not being rolled out via the usual OTA manner so if you want to take advantage of it, you will need to hook up your Samsung Galaxy S III to your computer and fire up the Samsung Kies software to get the update process started. As of the moment, the update is only being made available to the owners of an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III handset in the UK across the pond but we are sure that a global rollout is to follow soon. You can buy the AT&T or the Sprint Galaxy S III starting at $149.