According to sources close to Samsung, the South Korean company insisted that its new flagship device Galaxy S III should survive the test of time better than its predecessors.
That is the reason why it has pushed up the internal RAM to 2 GB in the last minute to accommodate the immediate platform updates from Android.
At the time of S III launch, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was still a mystery and the hardware requirements for the new version of the platform was unknown. SoS III debuted in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but to keep it running with the upcoming edition, Samsung directed its engineers to stuff 2 GB RAM into the device, claim sources.
The move was wise considering the comparatively shorter time-gap between the two important Android versions. To keep Galaxy S III future proof, Samsung kept the device fast and powerful.
However, the phone proved to be a spectacular hit among customers even without the Android 4.1. According to figures, it is going to be Samsung’s fastest selling smartphone with a projected sales of 10 million units.
However, Samsungs precaution turned out to be an over estimation since JellyBean came out very light and feathery, which even allows S II to get a JellyBean update.