Don't Update Your Galaxy S III if You Use the Local Phone Search

By Gary Cutlack on at

Samsung is in the process of pushing out what it describes as a "stability" update for its Galaxy S III phone, although one of the key changes is actually a dumbing down of some of the onboard search options.

In order to lessen the potential impact of Samsung's ongoing legal battles with Apple, the update removes local search within the phone itself, one of the main reasons Samsung's Galaxy Nexus was dramatically banned from sale in the US recently.

It's unlikely many people will miss the ability to search through the phone itself, as it's hardly the sort of critical tool used every day. What is odd is that Samsung's doing it secretly under the guise of a stability fix and hoping its fans won't notice it quietly removing features to appease the Apple warlords. [Android Central]