Samsung Galaxy S III

Galaxy S III to get Jelly Bean “in the coming months”

Samsung has confirmed that a Jelly Bean 4.1 update is coming to all iterations of the Galaxy S III. This sounds like fantastic news, but it's coated in some less than stellar details. When asked for a time frame, Samsung only offered that it would be "in the coming months."

LG phones beat Samsung in battery life

LG is claiming battery superiority, and it has just performed tests designed to prove it. LG tested its own Optimus G against a Samsung Galaxy S III. This is an interesting move on LG's part. Going directly at one of its competitors and coming out ahead with a feature as important as battery life could be quite important for LG.

Best Buy has Samsung Galaxy S III on sale for $99 this Sunday only

Are you looking to grab a Samsung Galaxy S III on the cheap? This Sunday, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile has the Galaxy S III on sale for only $99 bucks. This deal applies to all major US carriers such as At&T and Verizon with the exception of T-Mobile. This deal only applies to customers signing a new contract or those eligible for an upgrade. This means you will have to be willing to sign a new two-year agreement to grab this deal. If you are looking to pick up a device without a contract, you will still be looking at full price. Make sure to check with your carrier for upgrade eligibility before you make the treck down to your local Best Buy. The deal is available on Galaxy S III device in Pebble Blue or Marble White. Unfortunately, AT&T's exclusive Garnett Red is not included in the deal. Either way, it's hard to complain about a missing color when you can pick up one of the hottest Android phones on the market for $100 off the normal price. The lack of T-Mobile support seems rather odd, with T-Mobile just announcing that the device is currently its best selling device. Perhaps it was T-Mobile's choice to sit this one out since they are moving so many units of the device to begin with. Either way, this Sunday, October 14, is the perfect time to grab an S III for a great deal. [timeline] [via Talk Android]

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini gets official

The folks from Samsung have officially revealed their new Galaxy S III Mini as well as all those specs that were leaked earlier this week. Sadly, they were accurate. For those hoping for an impressive Galaxy S III Mini with similar specs in a smaller chassis -- you'll be disappointed. Samsung's still put together a great little phone, it just isn't quite what we were expecting or hoping for.

Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB listing pops up at Italian retailer

If you've been holding out on buying a Galaxy S III until Samsung releases the much-talked about 64GB variant, you may want to pay attention to this next story. A listing for the 64GB variant of the Galaxy S III has popped up on the website of Italian retailer ePrice, which suggests that the handset isn't that far away from launch. Get ready to pay a pretty hefty sum of money for the new Galaxy S III though, because ePrice gives it a price tag of €800 - that's just over 1,000 American dollars.

Samsung Galaxy S III becomes T-Mobile’s best-selling device

Here's a bit of news that will surprise absolutely no one: T-Mobile has announced that the incredibly popular Samsung Galaxy S III has become its best-selling device of all time. Considering the massive marketing campaign Samsung launched for the device, along with the excellent reviews the S III was met with, we're not all that shocked to hear that the flagship has been selling like hotcakes at T-Mobile.

New Samsung Galaxy S III colors landing at Verizon soon

If you're someone who likes to have choices when it comes to the color of your phone, you probably appreciate the fact that Samsung has launched a ton of different color variants for the Galaxy S III. Sadly, that doesn't mean much if you plan to go through Verizon, because so far, the carrier has only received the blue and white versions of the handsets. That's all about to change, however, as Verizon is teasing that two new Galaxy S III colors will soon be available at its stores.

Samsung confirms all time high $7.3bn profit for Q3 2012

Samsung has put up a new personal best $7.3bn profit for Q3 2012. This is the highest quarterly profit in the companies' history, and much of it is likely fueled by the popularity of the Galaxy S III and other Android devices. Of course, being one of the leaders for high-end TVs certainly did not hurt their bottom line either. Samsung actually doubled their profit from Q3 last year. However, they do not expect that to continue through next quarter. Samsung is indicating high levels of competition from the iPhone 5 will play a major factor in their expected profit going forward. There is also the potential billion dollar bill Samsung could face if none of their appeals in the Apple trademark infringement case work. Besides possibly paying a large sum to Apple, Samsung also intends to ramp up marketing, which can prove quite costly in the short term. The $200 billion smartphone market is obviously competitive, and marketing plays a key role in making a device stand out. Because Samsung is expecting to turn $25bn in profit for the entirety of 2012, they will also be faced with much higher performance bonus payouts for its employees. This will cause Samsung's bottom line to take yet another hit. Still, a record setting quarter is most certainly not a bad thing, and Samsung is clearly in a position to remain among the top electronics companies in the world. [via SlashGear]