AT&T GS3 Pre-orders Updates?
I pre-ordered my pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S3 on June 6th. As of today, it is in progress with shipment on or before June 21st. Mine is being shipped to the store. I have a contact at the store. I sent him a text last night. He said that he would take a look and let me know today.
While you are waiting, do some research. Even though I have had six berries since 2006, review and comparison videos on Phone Arena and Android Authority were more than enough to attract my attention and for me to take a leap of faith with a new OS platform. I also looked at the HOX but the UX platform on the GS3 seemed to emphasize the user experience more for me as I am not interested in rooting my phone that much.
- 06-16-2012, 02:19 PM #4
I already have several Android devices, including an HTC Sensation XL with ICS 4.0.3 and love it. I have an HTC Inspire 4G with Android 2.3 and love it. My latest Android acquisition comes in the form of an ASUS Transformer 300 tablet with Android 4.0.4 and, though buggy, is outstanding. I see continued upgrading and refreshing with Android as opposed to the static iOS system. I have a BB Playbook, which I love, that has improved since I first acquired one; it hasn't remained static. And with BB10 set to be released for it later this year, RIM deserves genuine consideration for any future purchases. There are rumors of advanced and useful features in BB10 that hold a person's interest for convenience, though the SGS3 has some very interesting ideas included. The "S-Voice" and "S-Beam" are quite intriguing.
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-20-2012, 09:47 AM #5
- 184 Posts
its plenty advantages to rooting and it truthfully only takes bout 3 min to complete and one of my main reasons was for free hot spot tethering ,removal of any sprint apps and overclocking the advantages outweigh the risks IMHO
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- 06-20-2012, 12:30 PM #6
And after what I just went through with my Sensation XL, I'm inclined to never root another device. I had a really hard time trying to find a useable custom ROM for it. Each and every ROM I tried...from different devs...had something wrong with it. The first couple, the wifi wouldn't work. The second one, had many forced closes. The third one, the data wouldn't work. And so on for the rest. I could find only one custom ROM that provided acceptable usage. To me, it was a nightmare, considering I was trying to use my Sensation XL as a reliable phone replacing my iPhone 4, which I just sold recently. I was on the verge of giving up and writing off my Sensation XL as trashed. Thankfully I did find that one and only ROM in a boatload of pure crap ROMs that works. I tell ya, some of those devs think they are hot stuff; they think they have real skill. Not by my experience! The only skill they have is managing not to realize how skill-less they are.
Rooting has some real and serious concerns and I experienced them. If a device is locked and monkey-proof, no problems. It might get boring, but it will remain usable.
- 06-20-2012, 04:37 PM #8
Unless there are high-profile devs cooking ROMs, the only viable option is the manufacturer's ROM. And for unpopular phones, they don't usually get the high-profile devs.
I received my pebble blue GS3 on June 21st and have not regretted the transition to Android. I do miss my LED custom notifications. After nearly two weeks, I don't really miss the physical keyboard. The 4.8 inch screen in landscape mode is just right for typing and I love swype.
- CrackBerry Addict
07-04-2012, 10:52 PM #10
- 912 Posts
There are a number of LED notification apps in the Play Store. I am waiting for lightflow which is similar to BeBuzz to be made available for the GS3. The GS3 has different LED notifications for battery charging and missed events like email and SMS. Never hurts to do research but actual hands-on experience is best. There are a number of GS3 videos on Android Central, Android Authority, Phone Arena and Phonedog. The consensus is that the GS3 is a cut above the rest.
- 07-04-2012, 11:14 PM #12
The 2GBs of ram is beastly! All activations are a breeze on this device.
This device may actually get me to use Android on a constant basis.
1.5Ghz processor, Smart Stay and a pretty snappy stock browser are pretty nice. I also like the Flipboard app which combines Facebook and Twitter with other new and sports links. I have not tried the FB and Twitter apps in the Play Store.