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Samsung Galaxy S3 receiving GIF files but only as Stills?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sierraskewlrox, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. sierraskewlrox

    Thread Starter

    Hello! I recently bought a new Samsung Galaxy S3. I love the GIF support, but...I have a really irritating problem.

    My problem is that even though I can save and view moving GIF files in my Gallery or on the internet, I cannot receive moving GIF files. I only see stills. I would think that I should be able to view GIFs if I can do everything else with them..

    I have used the stock messaging app, Handcent, and GO SMS Pro, and all GIFs that I receive come in as stills. I've even tried saving a still and looking at it in my Gallery to see if maybe the whole GIF saved, but it was simply the still.

    Strangely, my old LG Optimus (not the newest model) could receive GIFS and play them, but couldn't save them, which was understandable.
    Obviously the S3 can process GIFs, why can't it do it when someone sends one to me?

    Thank you for any help,

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  2. Doc

    Doc Android Expert

    Hi there sierraskewlrox and Welcome to AF :), I run the GS2 and I know that I have to pick the app gif program to play a gif but tell you what here is a link to some peeps that may be able to help you out more......

    Samsung Galaxy S3 - Android Forums
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  3. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    Hi sierraskewlrox, lets get you moved in here for better results and flow of info.:D

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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