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# 31 : Sunday 26-8-2012 @ 18:12
 
 
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# 32 : Sunday 26-8-2012 @ 20:36
 
 
Someone said :
Android x 1000. Android, android, android.

Ok so. Lets see the 1000 reasons...
1. ???
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# 33 : Monday 27-8-2012 @ 16:36
 
 
Okay, I will start with 10..
http://article.wn.com/view/2012/04/18/The_Top_10_Reasons_To_Pick_ etc ...

Not 1000 (yet) but still 10 more than you gave for apple!
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# 34 : Monday 27-8-2012 @ 20:54
 
 
Robert Scoble has an interesting take on it :

I think this is actually a sizable win for Samsung

Why? It only cost $1 billion to become the #2 most profitable mobile company. Remember how much Microsoft paid for Skype? $8 billion. So, for 1/8th of a Skype Samsung took RIM's place and kicked HTC's behind.

Not too bad. Unless the judge rules Samsung can't sell its products. Even then I bet Samsung arrives at a nice licensing deal with Apple.

Plus, Apple has opened up its kimono and not too voluntarily at that. Finally, Apple got Google/Motorola to sue it too. So this might end up being a financial wash for Apple in the end.

But on the other hand Apple won the PR as the innovator and Samsung will always be seen as the copier. This gives Apple the ability to bring new, innovative products to the market and have people at least show up to its press events. Samsung's events never get the "Apple buzz" and this verdict won't help Samsung move up in the world's eyes as an innovator.

That said, I bet that RIM wishes it had copied the iPhone a lot sooner than it did. So does Nokia, I bet. Samsung is a much healthier company than any of those BECAUSE it copied the iPhone.

UPDATE: also, realize that Samsung sells an ecosystem. It sells big screens. Appliances. PCs. And other things Apple doesn't sell. By being so in your face about taking Apple's best Samsung set up the whole company extremely well. This was a very good risk to take.

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# 35 : Tuesday 28-8-2012 @ 07:26
 
 
Use Apple, but have no real preference-once easy to use and gets the job done
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# 36 : Tuesday 28-8-2012 @ 08:46
 
 
Someone said :
Robert Scoble has an interesting take on it :

"UPDATE: also, realize that Samsung sells an ecosystem It sells big screens. Appliances. PCs. And other things Apple doesn't sell. By being so in your face about taking Apple's best Samsung set up the whole company extremely well. This was a very good risk to take."

They also make construction equipment.
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# 37 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 19:50
 
 
Ive gone from apple 1 phone 3 to the htc 1x and they both have they're advantages and disadvantages but im use to the 1 x now and wouldnt change it
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# 38 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 19:58
 
 
Apple and HTC are increasinly moving away from Samsung for OLED screens, NAND ram etc. Samsung may have achieved short term gains for shareholders but you can be sure thier component division is going to get hammered in the future. They've already comeout saying they were "ringfencing" the component division to protect it against the mobile division. A bit of closing the door after the horse has bolted if you ask me.

Apply will more than likely release a TV set with an A6 chip variant running it's IOS system which will be another game changer.

I like Samsung stuff but it pisses me off that they don't put thier energy into development and create something groundbreaking given their resources, but then I guess it's easier to copy and mass produce as they did with RIM and Apple.
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# 39 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 20:01
 
 
In the long term I personally could imagine Apple suffering terribly. Its like what happened in the world of PC vs MAC originally only Apple have a bigger starting advantage. They could easily lose in the end. Not to mention that what is shit hot today often tends to be just shit tomorrow.
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# 40 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 20:09
 
 
Someone said :
In the long term I personally could imagine Apple suffering terribly.

Not really, they are a hardware company first and foremost. They will probably move away from Intel CPUs too in the future now that they can produce efficent low density ones themselves.

The drawback to that is less development and more focus of protecting existing patents, which sucks for consumers but if they are getting ripped off, they are right to protect thier patents.

I think the iphone can only get more energy efficent with the camera being developed more.

You raise a good point though. What will the next big thing be? and will it have the longevity of a device like the iphone.
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# 41 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 20:14
 
 
Someone said :

I think the iphone can only get more energy efficent with the camera being developed more.

Once upon a time it was the output of a camera that was apt to be developed
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# 42 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 20:17
 
 
Someone said :

Not really, they are a hardware company first and foremost. They will probably move away from Intel CPUs too in the future now that they can produce efficent low density ones themselves.

The drawback to that is less development and more focus of protecting existing patents, which sucks for consumers but if they are getting ripped off, they are right to protect thier patents.

I think the iphone can only get more energy efficent with the camera being developed more.

You raise a good point though. What will the next big thing be? and will it have the longevity of a device like the iphone.

They were a hardware company back in the day too, and they lost that round badly and for the same reasons. As more and more of the world uses android, and more and more apps are developed this could be a nightmare flashback for apple.
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# 43 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 20:26
 
 
They lost out due to very inefficent cpus and rubbish design. They were lucky to get Jony Ive. Even though I think Android is ultimately a weaker platform than the closed IOS, I can definitely see the point. It's like MP3 vs. FLAC (excuse the audio comparison). Android would be similar to MP3 with freedom and marketshare, but FLAC like IOS would be the more solid product in my view.

Freedom of development plays such a big role and it's times like this that I really am glad that we have people like Linus Torvalds in the world that give the technology to the community for development. I bet Gates / Jobs were kicking themselves when he did that.


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# 44 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 20:32
 
 
Someone said :
They lost out due to very inefficent cpus and rubbish design. They were lucky to get Jony Ive. Even though I think Android is ultimately a weaker platform than the closed IOS, I can definitely see the point. It's like MP3 vs. FLAC (excuse the audio comparison). Android would be similar to MP3 with freedom and marketshare, but FLAC like IOS would be the more solid product in my view.

Freedom of development plays such a big role and it's times like this that I really am glad that we have people like Linus Torvalds in the world that give the technology to the community for development. I bet Gates / Jobs were kicking themselves when he did that.

I disagree, I think they lost out due primarily to their excessively tight controls, a control-freak tendency that they maintain to this day. I wonder though how much this was a product of Steve Jobs, a true paradigm example of the control freak if there ever was one.

Even taking your point though, that it was more about efficiency etc. its hard to imagine that in the long run one controlling, regulated company like Apple can withstand the greater diversity that exists in its competition.
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# 45 : Wednesday 10-10-2012 @ 20:59
 
 
I'm a Samsung fan. I despise iTunes - the software and the store.
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