AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Gets Minor OTA Update, Removes On-Device Search
Samsung Galaxy S3 has been in the news recently mainly because of the dispute between Apple and Samsung over the patient violation by Samsung.
Apparently, Apple filed the matter in court, and the judgement came in its favor and hence Samsung was forced to release an OTA update which would remove the universal search functionality from all Samsung Galaxy S3 units currently out in the market.
The OTA update is being pushed out carrier wise, and if you have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 owner, then today it is your turn to get the update. The minor OTA update removes the on-device search options from the S3 but gives a new radio(UCLG1) instead. A similar update has already been pushed out to the Sprint version of Samsung Galaxy S3.
Sprint’s update disguised itself as one of the the Google’ “security update”. We totally understand that Samsung is forced to rob the functionality from the Galaxy S3′s due to court orders but they have lost our trust after applying this dirty trick.
Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Android v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box. Samsung Galaxy S3 get its lightning fast speed from 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor complemented by the 2GB of RAM. It is features like 4.8 HD Super AMOLED display, and 4G LTE connectivity which makes Samsung Galaxy S3 currently the best available Android smartphone available in the market.
Even though there is just no logical point to download an OTA update which robs your Samsung Galaxy S3 of a functionality however just for the sake of formality, this minor OTA update can be manually downloaded like all other traditional OTA updates by going into Settings>About phone>System update or you could just wait till the update hit the notification bar of your Samsung Galaxy S3.
Feel free to comment on how you feel of this lost functionality from your Samsung Galaxy S3.