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Awww, isn't that cute?  :-) :-) :-)

 

Look at Samsung, all eager and perky, learning all they know from their master.

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There is nothing this company will not copy

 

Samsung does NOT copy. They are merely 'inspired by' and 'take cues from' but that is not the same thing at all. lol.gif

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Try again. At least on the first one. If the lawyers had been involved there would be nothing that is remotely like anything Apple, including the 'metal' band that Apple gets diggs about even now. 


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Samsung truly is the "The Asylum" of cell phone manufacturers; the crappy direct-to-dvd movie studio Asylum, that is...

 

I would have gone with "the Room"

 

"I did NOT copy that phone. She's lying. I did NOT copy that iPhone."

 

"Apple you're killing me!!!!!!!!"

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.......But why not just use real metal for the silver band?

 

 

Because then it would be a more obvious copy of Apple's band. Right now they can try to argue that it's decorative but Apple's is functional so it's not the same. But it still doesn't answer the issue of why you take a design cue from something that has been derided for the last two years. Especially when it looks like real metal in the ads. That's asking for folks to assume it is metal and you are making the same dumb move as Apple and actually turn them off your phone. Then they never look at a real one to see that it's actually plastic painted to look like metal 

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Yes, it should have been obvious from the start.
It is possible that the carriers insisted on it before the success of the iPhone, though.

Before the iPhone the vastly popular phone was the Moto RAZR and it had the across all carriers. BBs have always had the same name/model number so I can't see why this would be attributed solely to the iPhone.
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Apple could design a phone that deliberately gives it's users brain cancer, ...

 

 

And Apple fanboys would clog the forums defending a decision that drastically shortened their own customer's lifespan, probably some crap about how Apple did it for the consumers to enhance their appreciation of the life they have left.

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And Apple fanboys would clog the forums defending a decision that drastically shortened their own customer's lifespan, probably some crap about how Apple did it for the consumers to enhance their appreciation of the life they have left.

Yes....but does it play angry birds?

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Because then it would be a more obvious copy of Apple's band. Right now they can try to argue that it's decorative but Apple's is functional so it's not the same. But it still doesn't answer the issue of why you take a design cue from something that has been derided for the last two years. Especially when it looks like real metal in the ads. That's asking for folks to assume it is metal and you are making the same dumb move as Apple and actually turn them off your phone. Then they never look at a real one to see that it's actually plastic painted to look like metal 

That design existed before Apple used it. The LG Prada had a silver band around it back in 2007.
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post #50 of 88

So is this just for their high-end phones, or the cheaper ones too?  I can't imagine the carriers would go for this.  Aren't they the ones driving all these different name branded phones?  They'd probably be doing the same with iPhone too if Apple didn't exert so much control.
 

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…LG Prada…

 

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Now that's funny, doesn't change the fact that the LG Prada had a silver band.
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Now that's funny, doesn't change the fact that the LG Prada had a silver band.

sshhhh

 

don't go around saying the truth.

post #55 of 88

Except that it's plastic. Oh, even Microsoft came up with something original this time.

 

Try again, thanks for playing.

post #56 of 88

True, but they didn't copy the look and feel of the OS too.

 

It's the whole package not the parts.

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one word for samsung: "babo"-(stupid)

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Now that's funny, doesn't change the fact that the LG Prada had a silver band.

Did LG invent the silver band?

If so... that's their legacy

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If you want to cover Android devices, just do it without trying to artificially relating it to Apple.  These handset makers put out a new Android 'flagship' practically every month to get the Fandroids to trade in their 'ancient' 3-6 month old device for the latest sci-fi named handset with the latest Google dessert named OS.   

One minor error: new Android devices typically come with last year's dessert named OS.

 

Consider this timeline

 

May 2010 - Android 2.2 released

December 2010 - Android 2.3 released

August 2011 - Samsung introduces a brand new phone running Android 2.2.

 

There is something incredibly wrong when a brand new device cannot be made to work with an 8 month old OS and instead has to ship with a 15 month old one.

 

Said phone is still available at your local Best Buy and still running 2.2.

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One thing that the same name across carriers will accomplish, is the availability of aftermarket access at multiple retailers.

 

Apple products (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) have Apple and other accessories EVERYWHERE. Pick the wrong android or non Apple phone and good luck finding aftermarket accessories.

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One minor error: new Android devices typically come with last year's dessert named OS.

 

Consider this timeline

 

May 2010 - Android 2.2 released

December 2010 - Android 2.3 released

August 2011 - Samsung introduces a brand new phone running Android 2.2.

 

There is something incredibly wrong when a brand new device cannot be made to work with an 8 month old OS and instead has to ship with a 15 month old one.

 

Said phone is still available at your local Best Buy and still running 2.2.

 

"There is something incredible wrong" when Apple coming up with iOS features available on Android for ages. Some of these features are still unavailable in iOS:

 

Copy/paste, true multitasking, notifications, tethering, voice command, USB storage, wireless OS updates, Turn-by-turn voice navigation, NFC, Face unlock, Wi-Fi Direct, cloud backup/sync, widgets, Java MIDP emulator, background processes, Swype keyboard, resolution independent UI (handles many screen sizes/resolutions/ratios)

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post #62 of 88

"Samsung has yet to announce a launch date for the Galaxy S III in the U.S."

 

Samsung's huge victory: Galaxy S3 launching on all major US carriers, including Verizon

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"There is something incredible wrong" when Apple coming up with iOS features available on Android for ages. Some of these features are still unavailable in iOS:

Copy/paste, true multitasking, notifications, tethering, voice command, USB storage, wireless OS updates, Turn-by-turn voice navigation, NFC, Face unlock, Wi-Fi Direct, cloud backup/sync, widgets, Java MIDP emulator, background processes, Swype keyboard, resolution independent UI (handles many screen sizes/resolutions/ratios)


Each time Apple releases new iOS version, it's already obsolete.

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Why can't the mods ban people who are clearly trolling by constantly hijacking threads by posting false data?

 

We do. Just report the posts in question and we'll take a gander.

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So designed by "Humans" and "Inspired By Nature" would be a contradiction in your mind. lol.gif

 

Right, because humans are obviously unnatural... /s

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Another android doorstop.

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I don't see how this is anything new. Outside of the US, company's sell the exact same phone and exact same name on all networks. Its just due to the US's fragmentation that this never happened in the US, and un-surprisingly Samsung has had to make 4 variants for the US, yet they have 1 version for the ROW.

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Why can't the mods ban people who are clearly trolling by constantly hijacking threads by posting false data?

What parts did you think were false?

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What parts did you think were false?

 

The second you talk about "true multitasking", something is wrong somewhere. lol.gif

 

"Background processes" is a lie. And I don't recall when voice commands came to Android, care to remind me?

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The second you talk about "true multitasking", something is wrong somewhere. lol.gif

 

"Background processes" is a lie. And I don't recall when voice commands came to Android, care to remind me?

Ok, I understand Android simply suspends the app similar to the way iOS does.

 

Looks like it does have voice commands http://www.google.com/mobile/voice-actions/

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Ok, I understand Android simply suspends the app similar to the way iOS does.

 

...

 

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic... Anyway, here's a link suggesting that Android does multitasking differently from iOS:

 

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/112013-how-multitasking-works-on-android-and-ios

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I can't tell if you're being sarcastic... Anyway, here's a link suggesting that Android does multitasking differently from iOS:

 

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/112013-how-multitasking-works-on-android-and-ios

Wasn't being sarcastic at all, just the way I read it from this http://www.pcworld.com/article/194350/apple_iphone_vs_android_multitasking_a_comparison.html

 

Seems fairly similar in approach.

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Wasn't being sarcastic at all, just the way I read it from this http://www.pcworld.com/article/194350/apple_iphone_vs_android_multitasking_a_comparison.html

 

Seems fairly similar in approach.

 

Well it isn't. Your link is from 2010, maybe that's why you'd reach this conclusion.

 

Background tasks in Android aren't necessarily suspended, they continue using CPU cycles as needed. There are also Services, which, once started, display an icon in the status bar and run all the time (GrooVe IP is one such app that I use constantly).

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August of 2010...

 

http://phandroid.com/2010/08/12/google-launches-voice-actions-for-android/

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When did voice commands come to iOS?

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When did voice commands come to iOS?

 

2009 or earlier. I can't remember which iPhone they came on. Remember the simple commands? That blue screen with the examples flying back and forth?

It was based on the stuff that had come on the 3rd gen iPod shuffle (or maybe the other way around).

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Android has always had some services that could be accessed by voice. 

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2009 or earlier. I can't remember which iPhone they came on. Remember the simple commands? That blue screen with the examples flying back and forth?


It was based on the stuff that had come on the 3rd gen iPod shuffle (or maybe the other way around).
I do. I use them excessively on my iPhone 4. I think it was iOS 3 that got them.

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Android has always had some services that could be accessed by voice. 
Android also had some level of copy/cut/paste before the iPhone but it was mediocre and is still mediocre compared to what did out of the gate. Being a "me first" feature isn't as important as being a well done and complete feature. Being able to check off a rudimentary spec sheet item means nothing if the feature isn't implemented well.

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Being a "me first" feature isn't as important as being a well done and complete feature. Being able to check off a rudimentary spec sheet item means nothing if the feature isn't implemented well.

I completely agree.

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Android also had some level of copy/cut/paste before the iPhone 

It did? Well, you taught me something I didn't know (seriously). Thanks!

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