In this day and age Samsung is without a doubt the maker of some of the most highly sought after Android powered devices on the market. While the company has seen varying success over the years, their big break came with the lauch of the original Galaxy S back in 2010. But, a lot has changed in those 2 years as enthusiasts gear up for the launch of arguably the most anticipated Android phone to date; the Samsung Galaxy S III.
For those who aren’t aware, the Galaxy S III features a 4.8-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1 or 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear facing camera, 1.9-megapixel front facing camera, LTE connectivity (depending on the locale) and Google’s Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ 4.0.
In its vanilla state the Galaxy S III is unquestionably one of the most powerful Android devices we’ve seen. However, powerusers may be turned off by the fact that Samsung will ship the device with the TouchWiz UI albeit in an updated form. Luckily, things are only set to improve as the CyanogenMod team has announced that they will be extending support to the Galaxy S III.
As of now, the GS3′s CyanogenMod 9 build (which is based off of Ice Cream Sandwich) is not final by any means. Thankfully, things will improve rapidly due to the Galaxy S III joinng the ranks of many devices to receive nightly builds of the popular custom ROM. But, despite this fact, it’s cautioned that users who aren’t familiar with the flashing process may want to hold out until a more finalized version is made available. Unfortunately, when exactly that final version will actually be released remains up in the air. As always, we’ll keep you posted but if you’re feeling adventurous in the mean time hit up the XDA Developers forum to learn more.