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Samsung said to be readying fix for randomly dying Galaxy S IIIs

Dan Graziano

Samsung Galaxy S III Fix

It 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 (005930) 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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This article was originally published by BGR