And that isnt "innovation" in your eye? Please. Talk about double standard.
Most of Apple's "innovation" are tangible and easy to see with the naked eyes.
The innovations that Samsung and many of the top ten companies on the list are intangible (at least spacially) and not seen with the naked eye.
I still stand by meter stick that # of patents = innovations.
Patents = unique, never before seen innovations/thinking.
Therefore, the larger the number , the greater your "innovation".
Read that statement again. You havent raised a decent argument with that statement. What is "pretty clear"? Nothing "clear" to me. Where do you see this "clear" thing?
What yardstick do YOU use to compare Apple's innovation vs Samsung's innovation?
Is the "innovation" you speak of, taking others investment, aggregating it into one product and branding it with a catchy name with an even catchier marketing plan?
OK, so you've demonstrated that you don't have any concept what innovation is. It's not about numbers.
Company A has 100 patents, none of which are ever good enough to make it to the market. Each of them is some insignificant improvement over the state of the art, but with massive disadvantages.
Company B has 10 patents, but each of them involves a revolutionary product that completely redefines the market.
Clearly, the number of patents is not a measure of innovations. It happens all the time - some companies patent even the most trivial improvement over the state of the art and others don't bother unless they have something truly revolutionary.
From a content CREATION point of view, Apple's iPad doesnt have much in multi tasking or new forms of input. The ability to truly multitask is something that would improve productivity tremendously. Dont know if you even work in a cubicle but 2 is always better than one. As an example, our office has upgraded from single monitor to a dual monitor for multitasking. Our productivity has improved some 20% just from the new installation. New forms of input? Why not? Not everyone is good with their fingers.
Answer me this: What makes the iPad better at content creation? What attribute about it does it trump the Galaxy Note?
Better software. Far better screen. AND, most importantly, the fact that you can buy one and have it in your hands in a week or so. The Note won't be shipping for months, at best.