Universal search ‘inadvertently removed’ from UK Samsung Galaxy S III, returning soon

Universal search ‘inadvertently removed’ from UK Samsung Galaxy S III, returning soonUniversal search is just one of many things Apple takes umbrage with where its rivals – particularly Samsung – are concerned.

The feature, which allows users to search through files, apps and contacts, was recently removed from the Samsung Galaxy S III, but Sammo now says it’s coming back to UK models in an imminent update.

That’s what Samsung tells TechRadar, though it’s not entirely clear why the feature was removed in the first place.

A US ruling deemed that universal search on the Samsung Galaxy S III stepped on Apple’s patent-flavoured toes, but it had no legal weight in the UK.

A Samsung spokesperson confirms: "The most recent software upgrade for the Galaxy S III in the UK included the inadvertent removal of the universal search function. Samsung will provide the correct software upgrade within the next few days."

How odd. Still, we can’t imagine too many people will be fussed about the temporary lack of universal search on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Berate me in the comments section if I'm outta line.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 27, 2012 at 12:02

For once, I have nothing to rant about. Which probably means I should go and do some work...hmmm.

barrybarryk  Jul. 27, 2012 at 12:24

Universal search is just one of many things Apple takes umbrage with where its rivals – particularly Samsung – are concerned.They must have been really **** when Microsoft, Canonical, Google and Red Hat all had the cheek to implement it years before the iPhone existed

socialjeebus  Jul. 27, 2012 at 13:07

This is Apple, if they did it then they MUST have been the first ones to do it!

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