Time for a round of good news, bad news. If you have to get a replacement Verizon Galaxy S III or are buying a new one, then you may notice that your phone is running a new software version than other Verizon S III’s. This newer version is VRLG1 and includes a new kernel but more importantly, it reduces the search functionality of your phone to only allow internet searches. It’s well publicized that Samsung is in a legal tussle with Apple over search functionality on their phones and nearly had the Galaxy Nexus banned because of it. Now they’re taking extra precautions with their Galaxy S III devices to remove searches within the phone itself so as to keep it from getting banned. The good news? The Galaxy S III can’t get banned over this now. The bad news? Well, you lose the option to search inside your phone. Are any of you affected by this yet?
Now does this apply to current owners? Will we get an automatic update. I got mine last week. And what is the good news in that article?
@Scottyb112 It's unknown yet as to whether or not current owners will get the update. And the good news is that Apple can't ask for an injunction because of this feature after the update.