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Originally Posted by droideggs View Post

Both HTC and Samsung are reporting record profits. I wouldn't consider themselves 'getting smacked' right now.

I would say with the exception of Nokia, almost all smartphone hardware manufacturers are doing well now, thanks in partly to the original iPhone that started it all.

Each happens to have multi-billion dollar contracts with Apple.
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Geez, now I feel like the Gestapo is after me. Should I show you my identification papers while we're at it ?

Nowhere on my first post did I mention that Samsung/Android is in the clear. I merely said that Samsung / HTC is making record profits. How that equates to 'in the clear' you tell me.

Secondly, I love my iPad2. I shouldn't ever have to prove others that I am a 'fan of Apple.'

Thirdly, believe it or not, there are folks here that love both Android and iOS platform. I never understood why folks have the urge of going 'all in' with Android or iOS, but not both.

I like to diversify my mobile devices. Thats just me though, and I would never align myself with a publicly traded company whose sole purpose is to maximize profits for shareholders on a quarterly basis, whether it be Microsoft, Google, or Apple for that matter.

I'm enjoying the mobile war that has commenced since the original iPhone launch though. We are only benefiting from it.

anywho, my $.02

Here at Apple Insider, appreciation for any product that competes w/ Apples' is best left at the door. 98% of the folks here are unable to think or speak without a massive bias. It is like Apple evangelist training camp.
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Digler's reaching again: Android users have been enjoying iOS 5 for a long time.


This actually seems to be the truth. The big features that are now coming to IOS are what Android has had for ages. Competition is a good thing it drives both platforms forward, but this release is pretty clearly one where IOS is catching up, and this is good for both platforms.


For those that say Apple is innovative are clearly lost within the walled garden. What Apple does is put out an extremely solid products that rely on features which, generally, have been out and proven before they are integrated to the system. This assures them of a device that works very well. You hear this from there marketing department as "we did it right."

Most of the limitations you see on the Iphone are an attempt to have the product be idiot proof. It is a trade-off, functionality vs ease of use. The two platforms live in different areas of the trade-off. Choose where you like to be and stop acting like the other platform "sux's". There is no one "right" for everyone. They are both awesome platforms choose your poison.
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Originally Posted by anthropic View Post

I can't believe the levels of ignorance on display in this site.

Android is far superior to iOS in many many ways. The Samsung Galaxy S2 will most likely still be better than iPhone 5 in every way except perhaps processor speed.

When Ice Cream Sandwich comes out it will again put Android ahead of Apple regardless of when it comes out. The writer went for the sensationalist approach, fully aware that Google never says when something is going to be released and only do it when they are happy with their product. They are far more innovative than Apple and after enjoying an Android for two months I would never go back to a closed system like Apple. I love playing any music or video format I like and with the 40+ gb of memory, thanks to microsd card support, I can take a lot of my collection anywhere I like.

I'm all for passion towards technology but ignorant 'reporting' just wastes my time.

In answer to the person asking why GMail isn't part of Android by default, Google offer all their apps separate to the OS because that way they can keep their options open over when updates are released and are not held up waiting for carriers to push their release. Therefore providing a better solution for end users.

Just to clarify, I love Apple computers which is why I like this site, but I just think iOS devices are ordinary and not worth the hype.

Ah geez this post is going to get raped.
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I'm really looking forward to iPhone 5.

As long as its not made of all glass, and has a bigger screen, I will drop my DX for iP5 in a heartbeat.

I just really want iOS to have its own native navigation application, but I know that Jobs got something up his sleeve that will impress everyone once it comes out who knows when.
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Originally Posted by anthropic View Post

I can't believe the levels of ignorance on display in this site.

Android is far superior to iOS in many many ways. The Samsung Galaxy S2 will most likely still be better than iPhone 5 in every way except perhaps processor speed.

When Ice Cream Sandwich comes out it will again put Android ahead of Apple regardless of when it comes out. The writer went for the sensationalist approach, fully aware that Google never says when something is going to be released and only do it when they are happy with their product. They are far more innovative than Apple and after enjoying an Android for two months I would never go back to a closed system like Apple. I love playing any music or video format I like and with the 40+ gb of memory, thanks to microsd card support, I can take a lot of my collection anywhere I like.

I'm all for passion towards technology but ignorant 'reporting' just wastes my time.

In answer to the person asking why GMail isn't part of Android by default, Google offer all their apps separate to the OS because that way they can keep their options open over when updates are released and are not held up waiting for carriers to push their release. Therefore providing a better solution for end users.

Just to clarify, I love Apple computers which is why I like this site, but I just think iOS devices are ordinary and not worth the hype.

Hi, five posts. Please stop while you're behind.

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post #87 of 138
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Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post

Each happens to have multi-billion dollar contracts with Apple.

And it's samsung's semi-conductor (you know their deal with apple) that took the biggest hit to their profits.

Their big jump was mobile, as their reports show.
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Originally Posted by Menno View Post

And it's samsung's semi-conductor (you know their deal with apple) that took the biggest hit to their profits.

Their big jump was mobile, as their reports show.

so much competition within the semi-conductor side.

heh, i'm just realizing that these SoC's are just a small part of Samsung's business. Which branch would it fall under?

Motorola's TI OMAP SoC
HTC's Qualcomm SoC (Snapdragon, etc)
Samsung's Exynos SoC
Marvell's ARMADA SoC
NVIDIA's Tegra SoC
Apple A series SoC (stays within Apple though)

and probably more...
post #89 of 138
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Originally Posted by Neo42 View Post

Here at Apple Insider, appreciation for any product that competes w/ Apples' is best left at the door. 98% of the folks here are unable to think or speak without a massive bias. It is like Apple evangelist training camp.

99.357%... and proud of it.
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Originally Posted by J__h View Post

This actually seems to be the truth. The big features that are now coming to IOS are what Android has had for ages. Competition is a good thing it drives both platforms forward, but this release is pretty clearly one where IOS is catching up, and this is good for both platforms.


For those that say Apple is innovative are clearly lost within the walled garden. What Apple does is put out an extremely solid products that rely on features which, generally, have been out and proven before they are integrated to the system. This assures them of a device that works very well. You hear this from there marketing department as "we did it right."

Most of the limitations you see on the Iphone are an attempt to have the product be idiot proof. It is a trade-off, functionality vs ease of use. The two platforms live in different areas of the trade-off. Choose where you like to be and stop acting like the other platform "sux's". There is no one "right" for everyone. They are both awesome platforms choose your poison.

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post #91 of 138
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Originally Posted by anthropic View Post

Android is far superior to iOS in many many ways.

Then why is it that the only thing that you can actually find to say that makes Android superior is that (some of) the handsets support SD cards?

Now is that a nice feature? Sure it is - but is it enough to claim that Android is far superior in many ways? Nope. Not even close - and I say that as somebody who has mostly filled his 160Gb iPod Classic.
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Hi, five posts. Please stop while you're behind.

C'mon can we stop with the 'post count' rubbish? Some other guy got hassled for only posting once yesterday. Droideggs got hassled about it in this thread. I've gotten hassle for posting too much. He's making his point badly but he's doing it politely thus far and there's no point having a forum if nobody can disagree.

You're better than this!
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Originally Posted by cloudgazer View Post

c'mon can we stop with the 'post count' rubbish? Some other guy got hassled for only posting once yesterday. Droideggs got hassled about it in this thread. I've gotten hassle for posting too much. He's making his point badly but he's doing it politely thus far and there's no point having a forum if nobody can disagree.

You're better than this!

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Originally Posted by droideggs View Post

As long as its not made of all glass, and has a bigger screen, I will drop my DX for iP5 in a heartbeat.

Ok, I get that the glass is fragile, but is it really that bad? The back has to either be glass, metal or plastic. Glass and ceramic are fragile, metal shields the antenna (unless they go external again), and plastic is just naff. Carbon fibre may be pricey but if feels cheap.

What other materials are there that they could use?

Apple likes luxurious materials that seduce the hand as much as the eye - it's an important part of the brand experience. But the only other luxurious materials after you eliminate metal and glass are all natural products that simply don't have the structural properties required and would seem faintly ridiculous for a hi tech product.

I mean I can just about imagine Hermès making a leather backed smartphone, but Apple?
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Originally Posted by cloudgazer View Post

Ok, I get that the glass is fragile, but is it really that bad? The back has to either be glass, metal or plastic. Glass and ceramic are fragile, metal shields the antenna (unless they go external again), and plastic is just naff. Carbon fibre may be pricey but if feels cheap.

What other materials are there that they could use?

Apple likes luxurious materials that seduce the hand as much as the eye - it's an important part of the brand experience. But the only other luxurious materials after you eliminate metal and glass are all natural products that simply don't have the structural properties required and would seem faintly ridiculous for a hi tech product.

I mean I can just about imagine Hermès making a leather backed smartphone, but Apple?

If you look at the repair numbers, the number of "shattered" iphone4's is a lot higher percentage than previous shattered claims.

As for plastic, I think it's all in the presentation. For example, I don't think the Droid "incredible" feels cheap, nor did my blackberry bold when I had it. The Samsung Fascinate.. yeah, that type of plastic feels cheap.
post #96 of 138
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Originally Posted by J__h View Post

For those that say Apple is innovative are clearly lost within the walled garden. What Apple does is put out an extremely solid products that rely on features which, generally, have been out and proven before they are integrated to the system.

Gosh, I must have been imagining things when it seemed virtually the entire world was saying a touch-screen smartphone wouldn't work and wouldn't sell.

I think something has to be said for the importance of and effort behind Apple's system integration, as well, since the competition has virtually nothing to say here. Just think how much faster Apple's developers could implement new features if they didn't have to worry about consistency, compatibility, design, and security.
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Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post

Gosh, I must have been imagining things when it seemed virtually the entire world was saying a touch-screen smartphone wouldn't work and wouldn't sell.

I think something has to be said for the importance of and effort behind Apple's system integration, as well, since the competition has virtually nothing to say here. Just think how much faster Apple's developers could implement new features if they didn't have to worry about consistency, compatibility, design, and security.

The other poster was referring to iOS 5 which compared to the state android has been for the last few years added no new innovation intact it seemed it was mainly stuff that should have been in the os from day one.
post #98 of 138
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Originally Posted by cloudgazer View Post

Then why is it that the only thing that you can actually find to say that makes Android superior is that (some of) the handsets support SD cards?

Now is that a nice feature? Sure it is - but is it enough to claim that Android is far superior in many ways? Nope. Not even close - and I say that as somebody who has mostly filled his 160Gb iPod Classic.

This. Ask a Google lover why Android is better and they'll spit out a bunch of things about iPhone (very little about Android itself) that for the vast vast vast majority of users will never be an issue. Ask an iPhone user why they think their platform is better and there will be nothing specific, as it's the entire experience, the OS as a whole. Why a platform is good is almost entirely subjective, though certainly where a platform falters is objective. The cited "faults" with iPhone are always subjective, based on principles, or are specific to a single user's case (in which case it's fine that they don't use it). I find it shines a bright light on the "war", that those that are neutral or on the iOS side tend to be reasonable, while the "Phandroids" can only spew dribble.
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Originally Posted by mbarriault View Post

This. Ask a Google lover why Android is better and they'll spit out a bunch of things about iPhone (very little about Android itself) that for the vast vast vast majority of users will never be an issue. Ask an iPhone user why they think their platform is better and there will be nothing specific, as it's the entire experience, the OS as a whole. Why a platform is good is almost entirely subjective, though certainly where a platform falters is objective. The cited "faults" with iPhone are always subjective, based on principles, or are specific to a single user's case (in which case it's fine that they don't use it). I find it shines a bright light on the "war", that those that are neutral or on the iOS side tend to be reasonable, while the "Phandroids" can only spew dribble.

As a lover of android the reasons I use it have little to do with the iphone, I like it for its customization, and the flash capabilities (I love watching the daily show on the way to work.) I like that I have a Gameboid advance emulator on my phone, I like that I have access to the file system to add media, (I hate itunes... And windows for that matter of use linux for everything but games. So the file system is a necessity) I also loved my bigger screen. Don't generalized. For me there is nothing wrong with liking one over the other its when people feel the need to hatevthe other that bothers me. Just because you date blonds does not mean that you have to hate brunettes
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Originally Posted by MacRulez View Post

What was the specific release date for Android?

I'd only heard Q4, and according to this article that hasn't changed, just that -- according to a single unnamed source -- they might be able to complete it a few weeks ahead of original estimates.

But if you have a URL citing a specific release date I'm sure we'd all enjoy reading it.

Thanks.

There is no specific date as of now or ever been released to the public. October is still in Q4 so it's not THAT big of a move if true.
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Originally Posted by TomMcIn View Post

When ICS melts down, one is left with a big, gooey mess and two sodden black cookies. Did Android picture that when they picked the name?

Careful, careful...... there's PC police out there.....
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Originally Posted by Neo42 View Post

Here at Apple Insider, appreciation for any product that competes w/ Apples' is best left at the door. 98% of the folks here are unable to think or speak without a massive bias. It is like Apple evangelist training camp.

Huh!? Do you have a point?
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Originally Posted by droideggs View Post

+1

We also like people to back up their assertions here.

I am not suggesting you are wrong, but would you care to post links for HTC's and Samsung's segment data that speak to their profit from phones? And, while you're at it, hard data (not some consulting firm nonsense) on actual quantities of smartphones sold? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Huh!? Do you have a point?

He thinks we're all Apple fanboys who believe that Apple can do no wrong.

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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

We also like people to back up their assertions here.

I am not suggesting you are wrong, but would you care to post links for HTC's and Samsung's segment data that speak to their profit from phones? And, while you're at it, hard data (not some consulting firm nonsense) on actual quantities of smartphones sold? Thanks.

There is no perfectly hard data on the number of Samsung smartphone's sold but Horace Dediu explains his calculations in the comments section of

http://www.asymco.com/2011/07/31/the...n-smartphones/

You can adjust his asumptions as you like to find the possible range, but basically we know the numbers for the previous quarter and we know roughly how the percentages shifted so we have a good estimate.

The segment data on revenues and operating profit is in the samsung presentation - the telecom sector does include some non-handset revenue, but it's pretty constant and too small to account for the doubling in operating profit.

http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsu...erence_eng.pdf

As for HTC, iirc they are essentially a pure smartphone shop. They're not splitting out tablets, but that's because even they admit that they're currently not material.

http://www.mzcan.com/taiwan/2498/eve...s%20Review.pdf
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Originally Posted by Neo42 View Post

Here at Apple Insider, appreciation for any product that competes w/ Apples' is best left at the door. 98% of the folks here are unable to think or speak without a massive bias. It is like Apple evangelist training camp.

You must be new to the Internet.

If you go to an Android centric website, the treatment is no different. Go post on XDA about iOS or the iPhone, and you'll inevitably get the same treatment.
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Originally Posted by mbarriault View Post

This. Ask a Google lover why Android is better and they'll spit out a bunch of things about iPhone (very little about Android itself) that for the vast vast vast majority of users will never be an issue. Ask an iPhone user why they think their platform is better and there will be nothing specific, as it's the entire experience, the OS as a whole. Why a platform is good is almost entirely subjective, though certainly where a platform falters is objective. The cited "faults" with iPhone are always subjective, based on principles, or are specific to a single user's case (in which case it's fine that they don't use it). I find it shines a bright light on the "war", that those that are neutral or on the iOS side tend to be reasonable, while the "Phandroids" can only spew dribble.

I love both Android and iOS. Heck I'm most likely going to buy iP5 come October, but I'm gonna list some advantages that Android has over iOS, and a lot of these issues are from a personal standpoint. Note that most of the issues are software related. Please don't flame me. I'm just trying to play devil's advocate. One has to note that iP4 is over a year old, which is old as heck in the fast paced mobile industry.

- Android supports LED notification integration (rumors that iOS5 will support this, with possibly the iP5 to have its own LED light as well? crosses fingers and hopes)

- As of now, Android without a doubt has a superior notification system fully baked into the OS. This is by far Android's greatest strength. Curious as to how iOS5 will be received once the general public gets their hands on iOS5's notification implementation.

- *Some* Android phones support replaceable batteries, as well replacing it with an extended battery. This is a bonus.

- Replaceable SD card (for most Android phones)

- Scrollable widget support (awesome feature. I love the fact that I can see my twitter feeds on my homescreen without having to manually open an application for it)

- Google's native Navigation/Map application (I really hope Apple blows everyone out of the water when they come out with their own native nav application, but in my eyes, those 3rd party navigation apps on iOS are rahter mediocre, although I do want to try out CoPilot, which was just released on the AppStore)

- Ability to undervolt/underclock or overclock on Android phones (for most Android phones. A great feature that can be utilized by power users)

- Fully integrated voice search/actions throughout the OS. This is my favorite feature, and I use it on a daily basis, and its accurate. I always say 'call so and so' or, 'set alarm for 8 am' or 'map of gas stations.' Voice dictation is extremely accurate as well.

- Two app stores coexisting on Android, Android Marketplace and Amazon App Store. I love the fact that Amazon App Store gives out premium apps for free everyday, such as Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, etc.






- Of course, theres tons of issues with Android as well. Face it Android enthusiasts, the iPhone series works a lot better out of the box than an Android phone. If one has to tinker with the phone day in and day out, thats a complete fail.

- Some apps are just much more mature on iOS than Android, without a doubt

- Potential for getting malware on an open source platform like Android is much higher than iOS.

- Fragmentation on Android platform. Its pretty bad. Fortunately Google is working on this issue, with a lot of handset manufacturers and carriers on board.

Theres plenty more pros and cons, but I'll stop here. I'm really looking forward to iPhone 5. The promise of a bigger screen, LED notification light, CMOS sensor from Sony, and notification integration on iOS5 is making the iPhone 5 much more appealing. Add to that the A5 chip sips power, the iPhone5 might be a winner for me. I don't see much coming from Android side, other than the existing SGS II. Maybe the HTC Vigor? But thats replacing the HTC Thunderbolt and HTC is just plain terrible when it comes to battery management on their phones. I dont know if its the SoC, or the radio kernel they're using, but its just terrible.



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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

We also like people to back up their assertions here.

I am not suggesting you are wrong, but would you care to post links for HTC's and Samsung's segment data that speak to their profit from phones? And, while you're at it, hard data (not some consulting firm nonsense) on actual quantities of smartphones sold? Thanks.

Based on my earlier post, the Reuters article notes that Samsung's Telecom division revenue was 11.2 billion dollars this Quarter compared to last year's revenue of 9.95 billion dollars. How much exactly the phones implicitly made, I do not know, as I do not have the figures. I do recall that Samsung would not release the number of smartphones sold this quarter due to a) ongoing lawsuit with Apple b) their numbers are lower than what investors expected.

As for HTC, I just did quick google search and found this graphic. Revenue was up Q2 to $4.3 billion. Not bad, HTC.


Without a doubt though, in terms of single products, iPhone is still king of handsets, especially with the large profit margins Apple gets with each phone.
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Hey, that's complexionism! We prefer it to be called sebumically gifted,

I think your mixing up androgen and android stimulation!
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The post you can reach by clicking the link to the left

This. Is. Great.

THIS I have absolutely no problem with. This is a well-thought out, beautifully presented argument with points that make sense that can be agreed with or rebutted.

But that other post... the one I quoted and made fun of earlier?

That was trolling. I referenced the post count there because the rest of his posts were trollish as well, leading me to believe he's just a recently-joined nonsensemonger.

But your post count? Your ratio of posts to coherency just proves that you're going to be a well-received member here.

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Here at Apple Insider, appreciation for any product that competes w/ Apples' is best left at the door. 98% of the folks here are unable to think or speak without a massive bias. It is like Apple evangelist training camp.

Your comment reminds me of all the folks that post similar comments on CNNMoney's tech page complaining there is too much about Apple and it's too pro Apple. They never seem to notice they are in a sub section titled 'Apple 2.0'.
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How did i know you were going to say that even before I read it?...

You didn't.
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HTC is just plain terrible when it comes to battery management on their phones. I dont know if its the SoC, or the radio kernel they're using, but its just terrible.

I think there are battery life issues with Android in general. For starters batteries tend to be smaller, especially when they're replaceable. This is because of space requirements for the compartment. Then you have 4G, which is a total battery hog right now. Even on a 3G device you have things like the HTC Sense interface that is wasting power doing silly animations, and I imagine that those widgets result in a significant CPU draw too, depending on implementation.

I'm pretty much assuming at this point that the reason iPhone doesn't have widgets is because of battery life, after all OS-X has had a widget page for years - it's not like Apple don't know about them. They made a conscious choice not to support them yet.

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Based on my earlier post, the Reuters article notes that Samsung's Telecom division revenue was 11.2 billion dollars this Quarter compared to last year's revenue of 9.95 billion dollars. How much exactly the phones implicitly made, I do not know, as I do not have the figures.

Erm, well using their KRW figures they went from 8.5 trillion won to 12.2 trillion won in telcom, of which 8 trillion and 11.7 trillion respectively were mobile devices. Page 2 of the presentation I linked earlier.
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You didn't.

I'm not up to speed with this. Is this stuff about that DED guy again?

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Based on my earlier post, the Reuters article notes that Samsung's Telecom division revenue was 11.2 billion dollars this Quarter compared to last year's revenue of 9.95 billion dollars. How much exactly the phones implicitly made, I do not know, as I do not have the figures.

Your earlier post (#15) - which a lot of people reacted to - said "Both HTC and Samsung are reporting record profits."

According to the link that you yourself have provided above, in the case of Samsung, their operating profit from the telecom segment is down 25% (and net income down 18%). So it cannot be a record. That was an overstatement on your part. Not a big deal, but just pointing out that the assertion was incorrect.

I have not checked HTC's site to know what they are reporting as profits and whether that is a 'record.' I'd venture a guess that it's not.

Add: I retract what I said - you're right that Samsung (likely) made record profits in its telecom segment. (The decline were in consolidated numbers). I went to Samsung's website and looked up their segment info. It shows a telecom segment operating income of 1.433T won (≈$1.3B) in the most recent quarter, compared to 1.096T (≈$1.0B) won in the same quarter of 2010. Although substantially smaller than Apple's iPhone profit, that's quite possibly a record.
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Your earlier post (#15) - which a lot of people reacted to - said "Both HTC and Samsung are reporting record profits."

According to the link that you yourself have provided above, in the case of Samsung, their operating profit from the telecom segment is down 25% (and net income down 18%). So it cannot be a record. That was an overstatement on your part. Not a big deal, but just pointing out that the assertion was incorrect.

I have not checked HTC's site to know what they are reporting as profits and whether that is a 'record.' I'd venture a guess that it's not.

Based on the graph provided, theres no doubt that HTC is having record profits. This isn't something thats debatable lol. Its a fact.

As for Samsung, your statement is just not factual. Their net income, including all their businesses, like display, memory, included, have resulted in a net loss. We agree on this right? However, per verbatim on the Bloomberg report, "Earnings at Samsung’s telecommunication unit more than doubled in the quarter because of demand for Galaxy smartphones, which compete with Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone.

If one reads carefully, the 25% figure you provided is based off their Display division. That statistics has nothing to do with Samsung's Telecom division. They're almost entirely separate entities.

Samsung as a whole reported a net loss, but if you take into account just their telecom division, it made record profits for the quarter compared to last year, or even last quarter for that matter.

I'm just trying to set the record straight. Thats all.

edit: ok, we come to agreement. nice.
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I am seeing a lot of arguments about profits of the world companies in there is a reason why samsung fails to bring in the profit apple does. The big difference between the two companies is actually cultural. Due to the fact apple is an American company they place stock holders first. While a Korean or japanese company places employees as priority. This is why samsung operates in Korea, employing Koreans rather then going next door to china and doing the labor for a fraction of the price. They don't make as much but their employees are happier.
post #117 of 138
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Originally Posted by Apple v. Samsung View Post

The other poster was referring to iOS 5 which compared to the state android has been for the last few years added no new innovation intact it seemed it was mainly stuff that should have been in the os from day one.

Recall Google bought Android as an already functioning cell phone platform circa July 2005, no doubt in an effort to get a jump on the new development effort Schmidt was hearing about as a member of Apple's board.

iOS multitasking is more appropriate for current smartphones and certainly more appropriate for a fixed-battery smartphone than Android's method.
iOS copy/paste is more elegant.

Android development seems scatterbrained and smacks of desperation, like a reckless driver running down pedestrians in its haste to get from A to B to C. Meanwhile, Apple is careful to get its ducks in a row, cares about IP rights, and forges methodically ahead.
post #118 of 138
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Originally Posted by FriedLobster View Post

Google will release that half-baked & buggy crap so that they can counter the iPhone 5.

So no matter if it's Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich - it's always cookie doe!
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Hey Google remember me? Droid 1 bought on DAY 1? Still running your P.O.S. android 2 system that you forgot all about. Now that my two year contract has just ended, I am truly excited that the iPhone 5 is coming soon. I can't wait to dump two droid 1 phones for the iPhone 5 on Verizon. I have suffered with your crap operating system long enough. BYE BYE Droid........
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Can't wait the get my iphone when my contract expires
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Can't wait the get my iphone when my contract expires
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