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Apple Wins Injunction Preventing Samsung From Selling Several Ancient Phones In The US

While the legal battle between Samsung and Apple has mostly winded down, there are still some legal loose ends that need to be tied up. US District Judge Lucy Koh on Monday ordered a sales ban of several Samsung phones in the US, stemming from a 2014 ruling that found Samsung did infringe on several Apple patented features. You can probably put down your pitchforks, though. The phones included in the ban are ancient and aren't even sold anymore.

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Cricket's Galaxy S III Receiving Android 4.3 Update - Brings Galaxy Gear Support And Lots of UI Changes

Today is a good day to be a Galaxy S III owner. Before the Verizon variant's update even had time to get cold, Cricket's is now fresh out of the oven as well. The OTA brings along the changes from Android 4.2 and 4.3, plus Galaxy Gear support and a lot of UI changes which serve to make the software look and function more like the Galaxy S4's stock ROM.

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With this update, all US-based carrier variants of the Galaxy S III have received Android 4.3. The firmware version is R530CVVUCMK3 and comes in at a whopping 569 MB.

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Samsung Opens Up KNOX To Consumers, Available For 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 And Note 3 At Launch, Support For SIII, S4, And Note II Coming Later

Samsung KNOX separates data and apps into containers, making it difficult for malware or intruders to gain access or cause damage where they aren't wanted, and it is integrated to a device's hardware and each individual level of the Android framework, making it a full-coverage solution. The software has been available to enterprises for some time now, alleviating concerns that Android isn't secure enough to protect corporate data and communications. KNOX is trusted enough to have been approved for use on the US Department of Defense's networks, and now Samsung is giving access to such security directly to consumers.

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Using KNOX, consumers can store data that they're especially concerned about, such as personal pictures and video, in protected containers that would be resistant to hacking attempts on stolen devices.

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Remember The Girl With A Third-Degree Burn From A Galaxy S3? Samsung's Off The Hook

Earlier this month, a Samsung Galaxy S3 exploded inside an 18-year-old girl's pants pocket, leaving her with a pretty nasty third-degree burn on her thigh. It really happened, and the burn is real, but Samsung's not responsible. The company has concluded that the battery used in the device was not the original. Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research in Dubendorf, Laboratory have confirmed Sammy's findings. According to them, the battery was not supplied by Samsung, nor did it come from a company authorized by them.

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There are no reported incidents of foul play here.

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[Disturbing Image] Galaxy S3 Explodes Inside 18-Year-Old's Pants Pocket, Causes Third-Degree Burn

Phones can explode. It's not a common occurrence, and it is more likely to happen when a device is being misused in some way, but it's still not outside the realm of possibility for a device to harm someone who was using it precisely as intended. An 18-year-old woman in Switzerland was badly burned this week when a Samsung Galaxy S3 exploded in her pants pocket. The incident took place while the woman was at work, and her boss had to tear off her pants in order to help her. Pictures are available, and one's pretty graphic.

La-Chaux-de-Fonds. Le 4 juillet 2013. Fanny Schlatter, son telephone, Samsung, a pris feu dans sa poche de salopette. La-Chaux-de-Fonds. Le 4 juillet 2013. Fanny Schlatter, son telephone, Samsung, a pris feu dans sa poche de salopette.

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Samsung is investigating the matter, and what is left of the phone will be sent to Korea for analysis.

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[Deal Alert] T-Mobile's Galaxy S4 Is Now Just $99 Down ($50 Discount), Where It Probably Should Have Started

Just over a month since T-Mobile began selling the Galaxy S4, the company is knocking $50 off the price of Samsung's latest flagship handset. Customers can now pick up the phone for $99.99 down along with 24 months of $20 payments. To save you the math, that's an additional $480 over the course of two years. T-Mobile is also selling the phone for the complete upfront price of $579.99, a tad cheaper than buying an unlocked version off Amazon (and with the bonus of LTE). This deal will last from June 12 to July 13, offering a fair bit of time for shoppers to decide if this feature-packed behemoth is the phone for them.

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[Updated] The Black Galaxy S III Is Indeed Real, Claims MobileFun.Co.Uk, Coming "In 4-6 Weeks" For £499.95

Well, well well - it looks like the unicorn black Galaxy S III may be real after all, at least according to MobileFun, a popular UK retailer which just put it up for pre-order for five hundred quid.

We first suspected the black version of Samsung's flagship may be coming after seeing several images of a suspiciously dark-looking device pop up on Facebook. Shortly after, Android Police obtained a shot of an internal Carphone Warehouse system clearly showing the black variant in its inventory.

The MobileFun pre-order page just about seals the deal. I reached out to the company via Twitter and asked whether the page depicted a real product.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Not Eligible For 50 GB Dropbox Offer On AT&T Or Verizon

Although it isn't a new feature, one of Samsung's software perks with the Galaxy S3 is the inclusion of 48 GB of free space in a Dropbox account, an offer that lasts two years. Unfortunately, according to an official Dropbox support page, some U.S. users won't have the option to take advantage of this free space.

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AT&T and Verizon have chosen to opt out of this promotion, though their reasoning is unclear. The page does mention these two carriers by name, and makes no mention of the promotion's availability on Sprint or T-Mobile, so there is still a chance that this offer may reach us stateside.

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It's Official – Samsung Galaxy SIII Headed To Five Carriers In The US Beginning This Month

Well folks, it's official. In a press release sent out just moments ago, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy SIII, easily one of the most anticipated smartphones this year, will be available on five major carriers in the US beginning this month.

The carriers, which are expected to make individual announcements in the "coming weeks," include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and US Cellular. And yes, the SIII's design will be consistent across all carriers. Feast your eyes on some official (non-carrier specific) press images below:

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For those wondering, some of the rumors we've heard about the US' Galaxy SIII are indeed true.

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