Samsung Galaxy S3 Update Eliminates Local Search

The latest stability update issued by Samsung for the Galaxy S3 smartphone prohibits owners of the device from using search for their local data.

This action was taken by Samsung in order to avoid further legal troubles from Apple, who has come down on the company recently for various patent infringements.

This same update also disabled the feature on the Sprint version of the Galaxy S3.

This universal search function allows users to browse their phone's contacts and apps for results. The update brings in a new search box that offers web-only results, and alters the default browser layout.

The update can be accessed directly through the Galaxy S3, or by using Samsung Kies software.

A bigger update is expected to hit Samsung's hottest smartphone in the near future.

The official Android 4.1, JellyBean update for the Samsung Galaxy S2, and S3 has entered into the testing phase, according to reports.

SamMobile reported that Samsung is almost ready to update the Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1, but has not yet announced the roll out date.

The site also stated that the company has started testing the software on the Galaxy S2 with great success. It is not clear whether or not Samsung will bring JellyBean to the S2, but if this information is correct, than the chances of it coming to the device are much higher.

According to SamMobile's source, Samsung will update the Galaxy S2 if the porting to Android 4.1, on the smartphone goes well.

There is no word on any other devices at this time, however, the site's sources stated that Samsung will update most of its high-end devices. This means there is a good chance that the Galaxy Note will receive the update as well.