Anyways, back to the topic of the thread. Brand new Galaxy S3 owner here, just upgraded from a Blackberry Torch 9810. Must say, this phone is ridiculously sweet. I got the pebble blue and at first was worried that the white was better, but after looking at this thing when I opened the box, I knew it was the right color for me. Was worried about the Android experience as I have an ipod touch 4th gen and an iPad so I am very familiar with ios. Anyways, verry happy with the phone so far, and can't wait to start digging into the heart of the phone and learning what it can truly do.
I am itching to get the JB update, any more news on when we can expect it. Late November is so vague..
This brings back so many memories from when Rogers released the first Android phone the HTC Magic. I ended up getting one running Cupcake. As updates appeared on other carriers around the world, us Rogers customers were left wondering if we would ever see any. Eventually we did get ONE update and that was the only one we would see. Years later it seems Rogers is still holding back. The decisions are based on financial planning so don't get your hopess up.
Root your phone and add custom Roms or get a Nexus device, no more waiting. The Nexus 4 is coming out tomorrow and you can stick it to Rogers.
You don't need to be highly technical to root your phone, you only need to know how to read and follow instructions. It's quite simple to remove any of the Rogers bloatware, and we've stripped it all off our phones from the Galaxy Captivate to the Galaxy S3.
In fact, you can even reset the counter in the phone that shows you've rooted it. If you read up on it a little bit, it's absolutely no problem and you won't void your warrenty.
You guys seem not to understand that none tech savvy people do NOT care about rooting & rather stay safe then have issues. I have read over thousands of posts on XDA & other places where people have watched the videos & followed the steps & even then, somehow bricked the phone OR did something to it.
I understand its easy & such BUT most of the people rather get updates from the carrier / Samsung then going threw all this. Just because you guys think its easy & nothing will happen, does not mean nothing will happen to someone else..
Anyways we have a week left for them to send out the 4.1 update to us. Lets see if they will or won't. Remember, blogs have posted on their website the OS Upgrade Schedule from Rogers as well & if Rogers does not deliever, many people will be upset.
Rogers has 12 days left to update and considering Telus has given a similar date so unless there's a major setback but with only 1.5 weeks to go I'm hoping that all testing is going well. Hopefully the update will come out sooner rather then later since we are now in late-mid november. Come on Rogers! Surprise us all and give us an update in the next couple days.