Probably my not being clear initially. I'm currently on a Galaxy Nexus which lacks a removable SD slot. To trump the Galaxy Nexus, the S3 need only include a removable SD slot and ship with stock Android accepting system OS updates directly from Google. that is the minimum they would need to do to trump the Galaxy Nexus; they got half way to the trump card with the removable SD though not fully there due to lack of stock ICS. I can't grab the standard image from Google, flash the device and be on my way; S3 owners will still be limited by waiting for Samsung+carrier to decide if/when they get OS updates.
Still a very interesting chunk of hardware with the number of functions they've stuffed into it though. As I said originally, if I could grab the stock Android firmware from google and flash it directly myself (over the air updates for less DIY users) then I'd have to rethink the future of my recently purchased Galaxy Nexus.
As it stands, I'll continue to watch what new hardware comes though I'd really prefer a solid bit of hardware with something much closer to Debian (if one of the forlorn children of Maemo can ever see the light of day). The N910 could have been a contender if Nokia was not so hell bent on devaluing it's stocks.
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