Samsung has released a software update for their latest flagship Android smartphone in the US, the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the update has been released for the device on Sprint and AT&T.
The update removes universal search, which is the ability to search the device itself using the Google search bar, and Samsung issued the following statement about the update.
Samsung has updated the software for the Galaxy S III as a precautionary measure to ensure that U.S. consumers may enjoy using our innovative products without interruption.
The reason Samsung has removed this feature from the Galaxy S III is because of the ongoing legal case with Apple, and this is one of the patents that will be decided on in the court case later this month.
Obviously Samsung are looking to avoid the situation with the Galaxy S III that they had with the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, where both devices were removed from sale in the US due to the legal case between Apple and Samsung.
Source Android Guys