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avon b7 said:ericthehalfbee said:S8 won't have much new. Iris scanner? Saw it in the Note 7. Bixby? Who'd use a Samsung proprietary voice assistant when they have Google already built in to Android? Curved edge screen? Already proven useless by the S7 Edge. Fingerprint sensor on the back? Great location next to the camera lens (smudges) and not particularly good for mobile payments.
Samsung, like all Android vendors, is limited in terms of what they can announce. We already know what's in Android Nougat, so no surprises there. That leaves them with useless hardware gimmicks to try and separate themselves from all the other Abdroid vendors running the same commodity OS.
I don't see the S8 doing well.
How many mobile payment terminals have you actually used? And which way do you orient your phone? Many terminals I use my iPhone at would be more difficult with a rear scanner.
How do you unlock your phone when it's sitting on your desk (I do this countless times a day at work)? Or if it's in a car dock? Or any kind of dock? Or charging on a wireless pad (that Android users claim
is so amazing)?
avon b7 said:This article has so much spin on it that it seems to suffer from giddiness.
Apple shipping more phones in one quarter than 'Samsung's entire range of smartphones' is of little value if during the year Samsung still outsold Apple (and probably by a handsome margin), even with an unprecedented product recall.
There's the real spin. The only reason Samsung sells more phones is because the majority of their sales are from low-end junk phones. Apple doesn't sell $50-100 phones so it's pointless to compare total Samsung sales to total iPhone sales. That's like saying Ford is better than Mercedes because they sell more cars.
If you compare apples to apples (flagships to flagships) then Apple absolutely, totally and utterly crushes Samsung in the market in terms of unit sales AND revenues/profits.
Marvin said:pacificfilm said:ireland said:I'm highly suspicious of that 1.4 million jobs number. I imagine a number of those so-called jobs are not earning a living wage.
One big one you missed is Apps created as a service.
- Apps to access your bank accounts or credit cards.
- Apps for government institutions, city halls, libraries, schools or universities.
- Retail stores for online shopping.
- Sports teams.
- Taxi companies, ride sharing, airlines, transit systems, buses, car rentals.
All of these require developers to create (some would have a team of developers). They are free Apps that generate no revenue from sales or ads. And they represent a large number of Apps (banks alone would be several thousand Apps).
john.b said:Will it have a wide color gamut display? Haptic feedback? Will it be waterproof? Or have a quality (i.e. not plastic) case? They kicked so many features down the road with their last model that it should have been called the "Google Punt".
Lots of phones have wide gamut displays. The problem with Android is it lacks color management and therefore the ability to properly render content accurately. Lots of Android fans confuse color management with gamut and assume because phones like the S7 have wide gamut that they automatically display content properly.
foggyhill said:There is a lot of bullshit in there. I'm theoretically paying for Spotify (It was a promotion which was part of my phone plan), yet I'm not paying a cent directly, probably pad by my own phone company as a marketing expense.
They're probably getting 2-3 bucks a month out of me.
Would not be surprised if Apple is now at 25-30M $10 a month subscribers.
My bet is Apple's revenues and profits from Apple music are already higher than spotify.
I see lots of cell carrier promotions for Spotify. I wonder how much they're actually getting from them. It would, however, explain Spotify's rapid gain of 20 million paid subscribers in only 6 months.