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I wouldn't say its as smooth as the Nexus with Jelly Bean, but its definitely really smooth for an ICS device.

At least with this phone I can make phone calls, I only got rid of the Galaxy nexus because the only thing it wasnt good at was being a phone.
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Got mine a week ago, it's my first smartphone (Coming from a Sony Ericson w810i from 2006-2007) and I love it. wubsmiley.gif

At the moment I am running stock with the latest UK rom which is pretty damn good, the battery lasts a tad better than the original rom I had on the phone. smile.gif

At the moment I am waiting for the so called Jelly Bean, although I am pretty much a newbie at Android so I don't know what improvements it'll bringh.

By the way, do you guys recommend me to root the phone? What are the advantages of doing so? Right now I'm on stock using latest firmware from UK and it behaves pretty damn good to me. rolleyes.gif
    
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Has it been said at all when the S3 is going to get Jelly bean?? the reason I ask is because I just received a Galaxy Nexus from Verizon as a replacement phone because I had so many issues with my Charge...At any rate I really love the Nexus, however really really want the S3...

I know the Nexus is going to be the first to get Jelly Bean so that is keeping me with the Nexus for now...Once the S3 gets Jelly Bean is prolly when I will switch over...
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Got mine a week ago, it's my first smartphone (Coming from a Sony Ericson w810i from 2006-2007) and I love it. wubsmiley.gif
At the moment I am running stock with the latest UK rom which is pretty damn good, the battery lasts a tad better than the original rom I had on the phone. smile.gif
At the moment I am waiting for the so called Jelly Bean, although I am pretty much a newbie at Android so I don't know what improvements it'll bringh.
By the way, do you guys recommend me to root the phone? What are the advantages of doing so? Right now I'm on stock using latest firmware from UK and it behaves pretty damn good to me. rolleyes.gif

Have a read of this blog post of mine:

http://gibdigital.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s3.html

It's exactly what you're looking for. I also rooted my UK Samsung Galaxy S3 with that exact same method so it'll work perfectly on yours. I wrote other posts on this kind of thing, including one on using a root App (ClockWorkMod) to backup and restore your device. Also, have a look at the App "AirDroid", it's stunning. You'll need to be rooted to fix the MicroSD card issue though (of it not appearing in the App), but I also wrote a blog post for this! wink.gif

After rooting, I installed Omega 8.1 ROM. It's currently on version 9.0 but they used a Singapore/Malaysia firmware on it, equivalent to 8.1's European firmware. Apparently the Omega team noticed it had slightly better battery life, hence the new version. I'm keeping 8.1 until I see something properly new, though. In either case, give Omega ROM a go - it's awesome. 8.1 and 9.0 are based on the latest firmware by Samsung, which adds quite a few things and improves other things like battery life and the modem (for signal).

Omega is also based on the original Samsung TouchWiz interface so it won't remove anything you don't already really like. The ROM also has its own "Omega Files" App (from Play Store) that allows you to download and install custom mods to the ROM, modifying the ROM exactly to your liking. It's brilliant! biggrin.gif
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Has it been said at all when the S3 is going to get Jelly bean?? the reason I ask is because I just received a Galaxy Nexus from Verizon as a replacement phone because I had so many issues with my Charge...At any rate I really love the Nexus, however really really want the S3...
I know the Nexus is going to be the first to get Jelly Bean so that is keeping me with the Nexus for now...Once the S3 gets Jelly Bean is prolly when I will switch over...

I read somewhere that Samsung gave the release date of the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3. They said Q4 2012. So yeah, a few months away..
I hear CyanogenMod 10.0 ROM will be based on Jelly Bean but that ROM is also a while away. I bet Omega ROM will appear with Jelly Bean as soon as Samsung releases their own stock Jelly Bean update, but not before, since Omega base their ROM on Samsung's own.

EDIT: Official Omega ROM website: http://kitchen.indieroms.net/blog/
Official Omega ROM XDA Developers thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1663656
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Has it been said at all when the S3 is going to get Jelly bean?? the reason I ask is because I just received a Galaxy Nexus from Verizon as a replacement phone because I had so many issues with my Charge...At any rate I really love the Nexus, however really really want the S3...
I know the Nexus is going to be the first to get Jelly Bean so that is keeping me with the Nexus for now...Once the S3 gets Jelly Bean is prolly when I will switch over...

To add on to what 007 said, people on XDA were saying that the G3 won't get Jelly Bean because of the release date of the phone. Being that the phone is on back-order in most cases, especially since the 32gb editions aren't released yet (I believe). To put Jelly Bean on now would mean that Samsung would have to change the production order somewhat to send out Jelly Bean updated phones (which makes sense). Simply put, Q4 sounds like the most opportune time for it to be released, and most of the ROMs on XDA are including Jelly Bean features already. It's not that long of a wait with such a great phone anyway thumb.gif
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To add on to what 007 said, people on XDA were saying that the G3 won't get Jelly Bean because of the release date of the phone. Being that the phone is on back-order in most cases, especially since the 32gb editions aren't released yet (I believe). To put Jelly Bean on now would mean that Samsung would have to change the production order somewhat to send out Jelly Bean updated phones (which makes sense). Simply put, Q4 sounds like the most opportune time for it to be released, and most of the ROMs on XDA are including Jelly Bean features already. It's not that long of a wait with such a great phone anyway thumb.gif


Since this thing has been butter smooth and totally stable so far for me, the only real thing I see the Jelly Bean update doing is adding features. Granted the feature that are added in jelly Bean are awesome and I'm looking forward to the update at least this awesome device will make the wait Fun biggrin.gif
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Since this thing has been butter smooth and totally stable so far for me, the only real thing I see the Jelly Bean update doing is adding features. Granted the feature that are added in jelly Bean are awesome and I'm looking forward to the update at least this awesome device will make the wait Fun biggrin.gif
I couldn't agree with you more : P

I rooted for the free tethering and OCing though wheee.gif
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I couldn't agree with you more : P
I rooted for the free tethering and OCing though wheee.gif

I found an app that allowed tethering without rooting on my Droid X, but since Verizon is allowing tethering now with it's share everything plans I didn't leave it on my S3 after the initial setup re-installed all of my apps.
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So what I want to know is why so many people insist on comparing the S3 to the One X, granted that they both sport nearly the same hardware only major differences being the amount of Ram and the Screen Technology. But the S3 has a feature that I just can't understand how a manufacture of smartphones could even imagine leaving off a high dollar top end device like the One X and that is an SD Card slot??? I've heard some says that the camera on the One X is better than the one on the S3 and with as much room as high quality pictures take up and to make it easier to transfer those pictures to other devices and SD card would just be a no brainer. But then you add into that the fact that so many people also use their Smartphones to play music and how much room that music takes up and again why not put an SD card slot on. Now don't get me wrong from the specs the One X looks like a great device but the missing card slot reminds me too much of Apple and the control they want to have over those that own their devices.
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So what I want to know is why so many people insist on comparing the S3 to the One X, granted that they both sport nearly the same hardware only major differences being the amount of Ram and the Screen Technology. But the S3 has a feature that I just can't understand how a manufacture of smartphones could even imagine leaving off a high dollar top end device like the One X and that is an SD Card slot??? I've heard some says that the camera on the One X is better than the one on the S3 and with as much room as high quality pictures take up and to make it easier to transfer those pictures to other devices and SD card would just be a no brainer. But then you add into that the fact that so many people also use their Smartphones to play music and how much room that music takes up and again why not put an SD card slot on. Now don't get me wrong from the specs the One X looks like a great device but the missing card slot reminds me too much of Apple and the control they want to have over those that own their devices.

Because then you can guarantee more people buying the more expensive storage device, I'd assume.
Thankfully with the GS3, we also got 50gb of Dropbox room and the Slot... All my pictures upload to Dropbox on Wifi, and I have all my past music on Google music and now on Spotify... No music on my phone at all... Ever. That is, unless I'm gonna be going out of service range, just DL it for the duration of the trip haha.
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