Are you stating you had to drive to multiple locations to find a usb-micro usb mini b? Possibly the single most used cable in the world. Used by ever single phone except iPhones. You are telling us that right?
Ad impression is hard to read in china. Google play is non existent in china. While have of the phones run android they do not count toward's google's activation and they don't use google's ad services. I find it actually entertaining that android dominates China and Google can't even touch it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Play
Maybe apple is trying to pull a Nokia. I can see it right now...
This newspaper's pictures where taken entirely with the Apple iPhone 5. In half of the pictures you will see the reflection of a high end nikon taking the photo.
I love how Google wants to make uniform services. I would love if Microsoft, Google, Blackberry, and Apple can get together and make ONE unified IM client. I don't have friends that only use iphones so imessage is not an end all.
You most likely had a defective unit. I use a Nexus 4 and I get the same amount of battery life as I did when I had a iphone 5. When I use my nexus 4 on stock I get the about +/- 30 minutes as when I had an iphone 5. When I use CyanogenMod 10.1 I get 3 to 5 hours longer then the iPhone 5.(But that should not count)
Seriously its absolutely has me astounded that you guys think Samsung would channel stuff. There is no profits in it. Samsung ships the phones to where they will be purchased. There is no company who values people's perception of their numbers more then they do profits. Stop thinking that they are just channel stuffing. The Galaxy S 4 is a popular phone. It may not be iPhone numbers but it is a popular phone Samsung will sale 50-40 million by the end of the year.
Jailbraking enables those who know about it to do "cool things" that others can't do on their phone. Which leads to bragging and explaining to friends how to do it, who then show it to other friends etc. At the end of the day, a lot of iOS users end up side loading apps because someone told them to. And a lot of them don't have the knowledge to be able to discern what is a so-called "trusted source".