Samsung Galaxy S III owners on AT&T and Sprint had a few small updates that disabled the device’s ability to use the Google search bar to look for items on the phone itself. Samsung has issued a statement for this situation:
Samsung has updated the software for the Galaxy S III as a precautionary measure to ensure that U.S. consumers may enjoy using our innovative products without interruption.
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Even though Samsung never mentioned the drawn out legal battle with Apple, one of the patents Apple said Samsung infringed upon was the universal search feature. There’s no word on when or if the T-Mobile and Verizon variants will receive similar updates. While the universal search feature may not be an integral part of the Galaxy S III, it is a handy thing to have, and hopefully it won’t be long before AT&T and Sprint Galaxy S III owners will have it back.
Have you already updated and lost your universal search feature? Are you going to postpone your updates until we hear a little more about the situation? Let us know in the comments below!