Originally Posted by See Flat
quick guess: Apple 70 Billion in revenue.... Samsung 170 Billion in revenue.
Be careful of what you wish.
I love my Samsung washer and dryer (best i've ever owned)
I love my Samsung TV (it's been running perfectly for 4 years)
I hate my Samsung DVD player (software/firmware is crap)
conclusion: will never buy a computer or phone from them.
Yep. Samsung is a good hardware manufacturer. They are a completely horrible software manufacturer that lucked into Android. It's pretty galling to watch Samsung prance around like they invented the future, preening and gobbling about "digital humanism", when all they've managed to do is put Android on some decently made devices. Talk about hubris.Samsung's
(as opposed to Google's) idea of the future is a grotesque mishmash of random buttons with pretty much zero thought to usability. Even their TVs, while nice enough PQ wise, manage to make simple functions infuriating by fucking up the basics-- putting the exit button right next to a navigation cursor on the remotes, for instance, so that if you're trying to navigate Netflix you stand a pretty good chance of inadvertently leaving the app-- which takes a solid 20 seconds to quite, with nothing responsive in the meantime. And don't even get me started about setting up one of their devices for online access. Good lord.
Honestly, every time I see one of those assholes go on about how they're such badasses who now deserve to take their place along side Apple as a true innovator it makes me want to shoot something. I've never seen such explicitly user hostile devices in my life. It reminds me of the smartphone business before Apple-- the only reason people don't tell Samsung to fuck off is because they've never encountered anything better, and shitty UIs and horrible user experiences are still the de facto standard for most consumer electronics.
I suppose I'm making Ireland's case for an Apple branded television, which I don't think will happen. But it would be pretty funny if Apple walked into Samsung's bread and butter CE market and humiliated them as they surely deserve to be humiliated. I mean, outside of hardware engineering, they really don't seem to give a fuck. I suppose eventually they'll have some kind of Google TV thing baked in and pat themselves on the back for that as well.