Not just within 24 hours Samsung has removed the local searches feature from Samsung Galaxy S III via a small OTA update, it has rolled out a new update available for download from today and it will restore this feature to the international variant of Galaxy S III. This update will bring XXBLG8 as the built number.
Here we go with another update available for Samsung Galaxy S III GT I9300 via Over the Air Update. This update is available for all the international users who owns carrier free Samsung Galaxy S III handset. Talking about the improvements included in this updates, this is a special update which is stable and this is intended to remove local data searches like contacts and media files from your device. This is because of the ongoing fight for patent by Samsung and Apply on each other.
Samsung Galaxy S III OTA Update
It’s not that Apple has pursued for any such patent infringements overseas, it looks like a preventive measure by Samsung and we consider this a smart move since Samsung Galaxy S III is been sold like hot cakes. On the other side Apple is hit as their major competitor is overtaken iPhone sales records.
This update is of file size 26 MB and to check for the update, you need to go through Settings > About Phone > Update > Check Now and it would be applied pretty quickly within few minutes. Please make sure that you have taken backup of your device for safety. This will bring the latest version to your device called XXLG6.
A similar update was been pushed to Samsung Galaxy S III owner in United States via Sprint and AT & T a couple of weeks ago. This move is by Samsung as Apple claimed similar patent rights for Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus device in United States which saw temporary ban on those devices. A good fix by Samsung before patent obsessed Apple catches it.
Also this update doesn’t mean that Samsung has officially removed local device searches on smart phones but Samsung will certainly work on better solution and fix to this in the coming updates. We hope to see it soon.