I did - well looked at the page - and, you might have mentioned no music in the "media" hub.
Originally Posted by Mister Snitch "Like Sony and Microsoft, Samsung might find Apple more difficult to compete against than it expects."
Ya think? Here's one measure of it: Apple last year spent well over a billion dollars in R&D. HP was it's nearest competitor in that regard, and they spent about $400 million.
I would imagine, even if your figures are correct (which one poster pointed out they weren't, they cover only US manufacturers. I follow Samsung as a company and their rate of development and constant expansion of product lines - and frequent upgrading (my camera's a year old and has been superceded by two models now) - and their huge breadth of product - would indicate they're spending a ton on R&D.
Originally Posted by Patranus
I played with a Galaxy tablet at Best Buy while Christmas shopping.
If I hadden't played with a Chinese import Android tablet at Frys the Galaxy would be the biggest POS tablet ever.
So what's wrong with being the biggest Point of Sale tablet ever?
Also many technophiles with budgets to try everything disagree with your evaluation of the G-Tab. Several of the panelists on Mac Break Weekly and This Week In Tech (on the TWIT network, who are no gods, but certainly avid and professional techies) really like and use the Tab. Of course one of them also liked Google TV on the Logitech Revue, so do consider the source.
Originally Posted by Archos
"Coming Soon to AT&T and Verizon." That means it's not here yet.
Originally Posted by sciwiz
Also says "Available with T-Mobile and Sprint." The software exists, so the the non availability on devices on ATT and Verizon networks is probably carrier shenanigans.
Articles have pointed out that while Samsung is quick to upgrade their hardware, they make similar promises for software which they are often slow to keep. I won't do ATT&T and was considering the Epic, but many moons after they promised Froyo, no go. And Media Hub is at best a work in progress even if it's made it to two carriers.
In this example and others, for whatever reasons despite a relative dearth of hardware made, here it feels like American companies still have a sizeable lead when it comes to software (even if they ship a lot of the routine aspects of coding overseas) despite decades of other countries trying to establish themselves internationally.
I remember reading about this in the early '90's when Sony was trying to establish a PC OS. (Can't remember the name. Can anyone? J DOS??) I can't name a single non-US based major multi-country top-dog productivity program, nor one in any other major program category or system (outside of gaming), e.g., OS'es browsers, server software, internet plumbing etc. It's all MS, Apple, Google, Adobe, IBM, Cisco, Oracle.
Dunno what the secret sauce is, if I'm right, but happy if we keep it!
Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody
Also, if these things use Android, it isn't actually mentioned on the (seven!) pages on the Archos website dealing with their latest products. So maybe they are running Android, but even if they are, the author of this article could be excused for not knowing it (since Archos themselves hardly touts it as a feature), and Archos themselves are complete idiots for not promoting that fact.
Another poster says they do promote it. And in fact their latest devices have gone with Android.