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This post was edited by bcanavan 18 months ago
I bought one about a month ago and absolutely LOVE it. Without question, BLOWS AWAY the iphone (4, 4s, and 5). I had an iphone 4 before upgrading to the SG3. If you want Apple to force you into how they want you to live and work, then go with an apple - they're plenty adequate. Otherwise, if you want control over how you live and work, go Android. My biggest beef with Apple was the marriage to iTunes - absolutely despise iTunes. Absolutely love the SG3 - no looking back. So long Apple.
Me too....upgrade coming end of October
I'm not sure what provider you have, but I was able to get my upgrade 2 months early from verizon by calling their sales department.
Im afraid Im going to do something to my phone that I wont be able to undue.
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Unfortunately no, your carrier controls when that update gets pushed. Android updates are often times released weeks, months, before you're actually able to use it. Handset makers and carriers often create custom versions of the OS that aren't immediately compatible and because of the glut of android handsets, with countless configurations, releasing an update that is compatible for all is extremely difficult. So, you might want that fancy new feature that the new OS provides, but you don't necessarily have the ability to simply update until your carrier blesses it.
This is the big problem I have with the android phone ecosystem. Proponents claim freedom from a locked down ecosystem but instead you're locked down to your cell providers ecosystem. I can't reconcile those two ideas. Yeah, you can root your android, but you can also root any other devices OS. I've rooted every device I've ever owned phones, game consoles, etc. even the iPhone.
I love the flexibility of an open source OS, I'm a Linux guy, and i like the customization that android provides, I just have trouble recommending that to a non-tech person.
This post was edited by goBucks8 18 months ago
Timely article illustrating my last point, only this time it's the handset manufacturer dictating the OS updates or lack of in this case.
There's an app called iSync you can get from the Google Play store. It cost about $3 but works great at syncing everything in your itunes library from playlists to play counts and song ratings as well as movies, tv shows, and podcasts. There are some free apps that I have tried as well, but not nearly as good. I'd imagine a lot of people just convert everything to using the google play store as well. Unfortunately in the UK Google Play isn't licensed to sell music so I byt everythingIi want from itunes on my computer then sync it to my S3 and it works great.
Just traded in my iPhone for the GS3. It will take some time to get use to. Any tips or apps that I may need would be much appreciated.
This post was edited by JarheadBuck 18 months ago
That's a great tip. Don't suppose there is a way to get my iTunes playlists in my Ford sync (Microsoft product)?
I have a Motororola Atrix and despise it. It has made me very leery of buying any other Android product, but hard to tell if the problem is Mororola or Android. For instance everytime I log into Facebook or Yahoo mail it syncs all my friends or yahoo email contacts into the phone. Then I get in my car and all those contacts sync with the sync my ride and I have to weed through hundreds of contacts I never intended to add to find the ones I actually chose to add to my phone.
Great phone, the only knock is its impact durability; you don’t want to drop it. Get a good case cover.
You should be able to connect via Bluetooth to the SGIII and use ISync there to play your Itunes.......That is what I with with my Optima with UVO system which is Microsoft......
You can always "unroot" if you need to. Also if you root you can run what is called "Stock Rom" which is the Rom or software that came on your phone. When you Root too you don't have to run any other Roms you can Root and just leave what came on when you took it out of the box.
The main thing is you can remove all the "Bloatware" that came on your phone you can get other apps from Cydia. My biggest thing is setCPU which allows you to control the speed of your phone. I have a profile set that when my screen turns off if clocks down the processor to about half. I get over 24hrs on one charge on my S3.
If you have to return you can unroot and relock and reset your counter if you have to.
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