For the first time yesterday my Verizon S3 completely froze when I was trying to watch an embedded youtube video on Engadget mobile. No buttons worked; battery pull was my only option. Phone restarted normally after battery pull. I guess the S3 is not perfect like I thought.
I have no idea.... I know where I work, I have to shut the phone down, we're not allowed to have it in our work areas, so almost every day the phone gets shut down at least once (during the work week). I have no idea if it makes any difference or is the same........
Same as a restart vs battery pull. I am just ASSUMING that the battery pull is much like shutting a Unix system down by pushing the power button (generally something you don't want to do) vs proper restart or shut down sequence.
I wish I knew more about this. Perhaps if I head over to the Xda website I can learn more.
Anyone wishing to enlighten us is always appreciated.