Though, Samsung's Galaxy S III is a nice device, but the not so best of it - is still having a plastic clamshell. Now, according to latest news, something that could prove to be potentially hazardous to Galaxy S III owners has been discovered.
"This Galaxy S III apparently malfunctioned while in an in-car holster, causing some substantial melting and burn marks across the lower half of the device. The global HSPA+ iteration of Samsung's new flagship apparently sparked into white flames, followed by a bang. While it's certainly not the first smartphone to implode in transit, the damage -- along the base but separate to the charging port -- looks pretty substantial and although the screen still apparently worked, reception was dead," reports Dillon via Engadget.
The device has been sent into Carphone Warehouse for a complete check-up as to what caused the smartphone to explode.
Samsung through its official blog made an statement:
"There have been recent online posts displaying pictures of a Samsung GALAXY SIII that appears to have heat-related damage at the bottom of the device. Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question.
Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on the situation. We are committed to providing our customers with the safest products possible and are looking at this seriously," said Samsung.
Here are the Galaxy S III photos:
Also, recently, Samsung In the world of Android-powered smartphones, Samsung is the reigning king. It sells approximately 40 percent of all the Android smartphones going to consumers today, and Forrester Research predicts proprietary Android builds (such as Samsung's TouchWiz) will actually surpass Google's Android ecosystem within three years. Of course, this fragments the market and causes trouble for developers and enterprises looking to create and deploy software for Android.
Samsung unveiled a new brand for Android devices dubbed "SAFE," or "Samsung Approved for Enterprise". Approved for enterprise use, it's similar to Motorola's line of Enterprise Android devices called "Motorola Business Ready," which debuted earlier this year.
Samsung says it created SAFE as "a way to defragment the Android OS across multiple versions from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich at U.S. carriers." And, can only be applied to Galaxy S III, because of its support for several hundred common IT policies, including on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and support for the most widely-used Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions such as Cisco AnyConnect, Juniper Junos Pulse, SAP Afaria, and MobileIron MyPhone@Work, among others.
Samsung has also rolled out a trade-in program to encourage businesses to pick up the Galaxy S III, or other future SAFE Android devices by offering up to $300 cash for each device traded in.
According to report from China Times, Foxconn's Terry Gou, at the Hon Hai Precision's annual meeting of shareholders on Monday urged customers wait for the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, saying that the "new model will put Samsung's Galaxy III to shame."
Gou said he has made it a lifetime goal to defeat Samsung -- "a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors", referring to 2010 action of Samsung of snitching on four Taiwanese companies in an investigation by the European Commission on price-fixing in the flat panel industry.
Gou also claimed that Foxconn's Sakai plant "has an exclusive agreement with Corning Inc., an American manufacturer of glass, on large panel supply," and his "competitors will not be able to secure any such material if they wished to."