Like a guest who overstays his welcome, TouchWiz’s Nature UX sound effects get old pretty fast, especially when you start to hear the water droplet sound mid-game. Samsung claims that the Galaxy S III was “designed for humans,” but humans are prone to being annoyed by unnecessary feedback. To turn off the water touch effect, hit the Menu key and select...

While there’s been no official word from Samsung itself, we’re starting to see more and more evidence of a black Galaxy S III on the horizon: You can see on T-Mobile’s 4G comparison page that the first device on display is clearly a Galaxy S III in piano black. Now before I get your hopes too high up, I will note that this image on the pedestal is an...

Yesterday we took a look at the Samsung Galaxy S III user’s digest and today we are going to go over our 5 favorite new features that can be found on our new favorite phone! 1. Notification LED Ever since I moved on from my HTC G1, I have missed its dear little notification LED. Samsung chose to go without the LED for the past 2 years but now they’ve finally...

There used to be a time when the instruction manual was a decidedly necessary part of any item being sold to consumers. The whole “real men don’t need instructions” quote doesn’t apply much anymore. I mean sure, you could figure it out but chances are you are missing out on a ton of features that are quicker learned than discovered. The Samsung...

Samsung’s always had a penchant for beautiful software design and the Galaxy S III’s may be the most aesthetically in-tune update yet. One of the most notable features of TouchWiz’s brand new Nature UI is the dandelion live wallpaper and water droplet effect seen when unlocking the screen. Even if you don’t have a Galaxy S III, you can still...

The Galaxy S and Galaxy S II set the standard for Android hardware the past 2 years, and the sales numbers really showed it: Galaxy S reaches 10 million within 6 months Galaxy S II reaches 10 million in 5 months Now as the established premier manufacturer of top-tier Android hardware, Samsung has sped to the 10 mil-mark in a scant 2 months. Fueled by the hype, Samsung...

Samsung has always been friendly to the Android developer/modder/hacker community and it looks like Samsung will be teaming up with Verizon to offer a special “developer edition” of their flagship for the nation’s top carrier.  Although Samsung typically has a great rep about providing transparency regarding their bootloaders and source codes, Verizon...

Media hype and blogosphere chatter aside, the best way to tell if a company is doing well is to look at their bottom line. As it stands, the two titans of Android smartphone-dom are Samsung and HTC, each with their own respective super phones. There has been widespread debate across the internet about which phone is better, but there is one telling factor that has not...

Although Samsung’s popularity has largely stemmed on its hardware development, Samsung’s software engineers are busy thinking of innovative new ways to make their top notch hardware more human friendly.   The latest bit of ingenuity comes in the form of Samsung’s SmartStay technology which cleverly prevents the display from timing out by detecting if...

Last year the T-Mobile Galaxy S II had a leg up on AT&T’s variant courtesy of its Qualcomm chipset and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. This year, both variants will be running Qualcomm silicon to support their respective 4G networks. This time around however, AT&T will be utilizing 4G LTE for its data connection–can the T-Mobile Galaxy S III keep up? AT&T...