Samsung Working on Fix for Suddenly-Dying Galaxy S3s

Samsung Galaxy S IIIIt was previously reported that several Galaxy S III owners were experiencing problems with their devices. Users discovered that the flash memory in the handset was becoming corrupt and failing, causing the phone’s mainboard to die. Devices were reportedly lasting between 150 and 200 days before permanently dying, at which point Samsung was replacing them with no questions asked. A company spokesperson revealed to Dutch site Tweakers that the problem is in a firmware bug that can be easily solved with a small update. The spokesperson confirmed that the issue has only been affecting “a very limited number of Galaxy S III models with 16GB memory” and the company is working on a fix that will be released as soon as possible, though no timeframe was provided.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).