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Verizon is readying for the launch of a new update for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Weighing in at 150MB and pegged as build version VRBMB1, the tweaked edition
This post was edited by chris14 13 months ago
I have verizon, no new updates yet.
I love their bloatware, I always make sure I pay for everything they encourage me to use on my phone. I found the GPS Verizon Navigator to be awesome, not sure if there were any alternatives out there, but I'm glad they give me those suggestions.
Now knowing what 1995 is like all over again! Thank you 247 technology!!
Dude, bloatware sucks. The MyVerizon Mobile is nice, but I don't use 90% of the stuff that's thrown onto these things. That's why I root whenever possible.
tRCMB - Where MSU fans eat their own.
Pretty sure he's sarcastic.
Update for my VZW s3 is installing now. Just minor fixes and such.
Anyone have any cool features or capabilities active on their phone that I should know about?
One cool feature that I enabled is one the display, you can set the screen to not turn off or dim while you're looking at it. Apparently the camera knows when you're eyes are trained on the screen. Pretty cool.
Simple gesture features (you may already know about these) - swipe left on a contact to send a Text, swipe right to call them.
If you are texting someone and want to call, just lift the phone to your ear and it will start dialing.
Can't remember any others... I've been using my Nexus 4 for about a month now while my S3 screen is cracked. Need to send it in, but I'm lazy and satisfied with the Nexus.
I'm testing out Smart Rotation, where it checks using the camera for your face to determine the correct orientation for the screen. Maybe no more screen going sideways when you're lying down trying to look at your phone.
Android Central is a great resource. The staff editors always do a very deep walkthrough of the new phones (you can probably find the old S3 in the archives). They also have a forum deisgned for each phone where you can find a ton of tips, tricks, helpful apps, etc.
Just got the Galaxy Note II. Holy titties bouncing wildly in your face batman.
I'm looking for a Spartan helmet background, for my S3. Preferably mostly Green.
Thanks guys. That call from text thing is pretty crazy.
Not sure if this has been mentioned. My phone just updated to JB, and I have VZW. Anyone know what I should be looking for? My browser doesn't seem to be working, but it also explains why I had 15 updates yesterday for a lot of apps.
I downloaded the Chrome Browser, i like it much better. You just got Jelly Bean? I've had my phone since November and have had Jelly Bean on it since i got it but i have Sprint.
PSN Username: reggie_3
I got the Jelly Bean update on Verizon a while ago. This week, a new Jelly Bean update came out on Verizon and I installed it yesterday. (4.1.2)
It seems to have greatly improved my battery performance.
Does anyone use Dolphin browser? I've used it for a while, even back on my Droid X. I like it better than Chrome.
Also, any tips for getting more out of Google Now? The commute and weather info isn't very useful to me and that seems to be all it does.
Maybe I'm just getting my OS's confused, either way I got the 4.1.2 update. We'll see about the battery and I've noticed lately the GPS seems a little funky.
I use Dolphin, I've used it for 3 years now, lately its been getting a little buggy, but overall its great, I'm not even sure how to use another mobile browser.
Is VZWNavigator now free? I know a page or 2 ago I joked around about paying to use it, but I read it is now something different. Anyway, I loaded it up, and it never mentioned I was going to be charged for using it. I think it would be smart for VZW to offer it for free, since it is useless otherwise.
The Google Now, I'm not sure if it is running all the time, I guess if I pull down the menu screen it is there, but I never use them. I have so many weather apps running, I'm not sure which one is which.
I think all you need to do is mess around with the settings. I gave Google Now access to my search history, so it has cards like the recipes that i've looked at (for easy pulling-up later on), automatically gives me the last Pistons/MSU scores, and automatically trawls my Gmail and gives me cards for anything that's being shipped to me so I can 1-click track it.
You can also go to "show more cards" and then "show sample cards" to pull up a list of all the cards that google has created. It isn't perfect now at pulling up all relevant cards.
Edit: Just realized that the reason my package card wasn't showing was because it got shipped through Prestige instead of UPS or FedEx. Damn you Amazon, please stop using that terrible delivery service.
I saw that and thought about turning it on as well, but wasn't sure if that extra usage of the camera to check your eyes would consume extra battery.
I guess maybe a problem with Google Now is that I only use my Gmail account for junk stuff. I have two other accounts (Hotmail and my work email) that I use for actual correspondence. Not sure if Google Now is searching those accounts for updated info or not.
It's not. The Now card functionality currently only looks through your gmail account.
@Chitown it obviously does use battery to work the camera but the amount of power used is probably incredibly insignificant. It probably draws less power per year than 10 seconds of powering the screen at full brightness.
I just updated to 4.1.2 and was also wondering about Google Now. Not sure how it knows my train station or work route. I'm assuming I would have to enter something somewhere? But the video I watched didn't make it sound that way.
Also, has anyone else been really underwhelmed with the native swipe function for the keyboard? It's not as good as the one I bought from the market when I had my incredible.
Yes, I was really disappointed in the stock keyboards that came with the Galaxy SIII. I was a big fan of Swype on my Droid X, but the keyboard on the SIII was not nearly as good.
After experimenting with a few other options, I downloaded SwiftKey and have been using it for a few months now. The predictive text is amazingly good and seems to get better with use. It anticipates the words I might type based on past typing, and sometimes it is so good that I will type entire text messages just by selecting from the three options it gives me.
Thanks. I checked out the android central forum and the new swiftkey seemed to get the best results for everyone...better than swype. I've kind of gotten to a point where I'm done with the samsung keyboard, because I can literally swipe a word stopping at every single letter in the word, and it won't even give me what I want as an option.
Samsung made swype availabe a long time ago, I think around last fall. I was ready to throw my phone out the window I was so frustrated with their keyboard. Then they reinstalled Swype and I was happy.
Look up Swiftkey Flow. It's the same thing as the normal Swiftkey, but with the Swype technology too. It's made my typing even faster.
Color me intrigued. I'm happy that the last update allows me to Swype without manually spacing anymore. I did like swiftkey when I had the trial though.
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