The Sprint and AT&T Galaxy S III both got an update but can we really call something an update when it reduces function in a device?
“The new software update does disable the universal search function on Galaxy S III.” – Said a Sprint representative on the S III update. Let’s clear this up. Universal search is when you can make one search to search various apps. For example search for Google and you may get results from multiple apps such as Twitter, Contacts, and Messages. That’s what Universal search is and apparently Apple thinks that’s their function and theirs only.
Samsung was already hit by Apple with their Galaxy Nexus because of this function and they didn’t want to take the risk of getting another device temporarily banned. Why get the hottest selling device and most popular banned over a simple function?
All of this patent and lawsuit troubles have been taken to a new level. It’s not even a big deal. This function is simple and in my eyes not something worth banning a device over. Can we please not forget this is the same company that got a rectangle with rounded edges patented.
We likely won’t see this is any future Android devices as that would just cause legal troubles and that’s the last thing anyone wants. If you own an S3 on Sprint or AT&T did you get the update yet and if so try out searching and let us now what happens.