Apple withdrew a patent claim against a new Samsung phone with a hi-resolution screen. In a filing with the U.S. Federal Court in San Jose, Apple disclosed that it would not continue the patent claim since the device will not be offered in the U.S. The phone in question could be the Samsung Galaxy S III mini.
Last month, Apple asked the court to add that model, along with some other Samsung phones and tablets, to its seemingly non-stop patent battle against Korean rival Samsung. The latter responded that since the Samsung Galaxy S III mini will not be offered in the U.S., it should not be part of the litigation.
We showed you the Samsung Galaxy S III Extended Battery Kit before, it was available for Online Pre-order at Mobilefun UK. Today, We have a review video of the entire Kit.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Extended Battery Kit contains a 3000 mAh battery + a back flip-cover that replaces the stock back cover of the S3 as you may notice the new battery is a little thicker than the stock battery, which overs protection to the device and extend its battery life more than 50% more... all this without affecting the NFC-connectivity of the phone.
The video below is Not in English, but you can see how the Extended Battery kit and the flip cover attached to the device.
Remember the Samsung Speaker Dock we post about it couple of days ago, It's now an Official product and list on Amazon Germany website for €130 which is about $170.
The Dock is not available on the Amazon UK or US websites yet, but we can expect it very soon with the same price tag. The Samsung Dock pack a 6W stereo speaker that can stream music from a Samsung smartphone over Bluetooth and charge it in the same time via its microUSB port. There's an auxiliary input as well, should you decide to hook up a compatible device.
Samsung Speaker Dock is compatible with many Samsung Smartphones, including the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Premier and also the Galaxy Nexus.
Samsung has released a 2-Parts Hands-on Video of the Samsung GALAXY S III Premium Suite Update. the Premium suite is basically some new features that will be added to the the Galaxy S III along with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean update very soon.
Samsung went through the trouble of producing a multi-part video (Watch Part 1 & 2 below). Under that heading, we have Page Buddy. This is a feature that someone should have thought of before. You can set your phone to recognize when the earphone jack is in use and have your phone automatically go to your music. The Contextual Menu will allow you to see the most frequently used apps first, and with the Contextual Tag, photos are tagged with the date, located and weather.
Enhanced Features include Multi-Windows, a multitasker's best friend. Two apps can be run on the screen which is split into two equal windows. Turn the Auto Share Shot mode to on and share photos and videos by tapping other devices that support NFC and S-Beam. Reader Mode lets you more easily control the size of the text on your phone and share it. Lastly, the Facebook Lock Ticker lets you view your Facebook news feeds on your lock screen.
The Android 4.1.2 Premium suite Update has just started Rolling-out to Unlocked Samsung GALAXY S III device in the UK, the update is available via KIES and Over-The-Air (OTA).
Most of the new features of the update included MultiView, which lets two apps share the big screen for better multitasking. There are improvements to the camera (easier sharing, low-light mode, Best face mode, panorama expanded to 360 degrees), page buddy for the homescreen, Facebook for the lockscreen and more.