I have bought a Samsung Galaxy 3 (parallel imported, aka GT-I5801). Can I remove the unusable bundled proprietary applications without breaking the thing? (How?)

I have bought a Samsung Galaxy 3 (parallel imported, aka GT-I5801). Can I remove the unusable bundled proprietary applications without breaking the thing? (How?)

And can I upgrade Android 2.2 to 4 on this handset?

Asked on 5 בJune 2014 in Mobile.
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 has become the most successful Android phone of all time. More than 50 million units have shipped but now it’s been supersceded by the Samsung Galaxy S4, one of the most hotly anticipated phones ever. The success of the Galaxy S3 has helped make Samsung the biggest smartphone maker in the world, but it hasn’t been without its fair share of controversy.

First was the news that the Galaxy S3 didn’t fare too well in drop tests and there are complaints that the build quality is not the best. This was particularly exacerbated by the numerous Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 comparisons which split the Android and iOS camps even further apart. The iPhone 5 has superior build quality and styling, but the Galaxy S3 scores highly on features and value for money.

With more than 4,000 user responses the Galaxy S3 generally scores well one ease of use, features, design and value for money but there have been complaints that the battery life could be better. This is despite a Which? report that highlighted the S3 as one of the better performing smartphones in terms of battery life.

Read on to find out exactly what we think of the Galaxy S3 in our Galaxy S3 review or, if you’ve already decided go to our Galaxy S3 deals page to find the best deals on the market.

Answered on 5 בJune 2014.
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