Gucci makes a handbag for $1000. Some shady company from a land far, far away makes identical copies, form function, etc., & sells them at the swap meets for $30. Those are called knock-offs. People who shop the swap meets all the time love those things, & are outraged that the original designer would charge so much for a purse. Yet, they like to walk around saying they got a Gucci purse & feel really good about it. We all want to feel good about ourselves & our lives, & some justify the copying on many levels. They may say it's no big thing, but when the swap meet is raided & all off the knock off purses, jeans, tennis shoes, watches & jewelry are removed, they squawk big time. The same way bit torrent users squalk when a site is taken down & they can't get movies for free, or a vendor in the app store charges the outrageous fee of .99 for an app..."this should be free!". It's been my personal experience, that many of my friends who chose an Android phone did so because they felt they were getting a better phone for the money. Conversation reveals itnwasnbecausenthe phone was cheaper & there were many, many free apps. They may occasionally spout some of the 'official talking points,' such as open source,etc. but there is no depth to their understanding of the feature. It appears they all bought the Android phone because they were being cheap, basically wanting something for nothing.
It's my opinion, that the Samsung products are cheap knock-offs of the iPhone, & if allowed to continue to be sold should be sold at swap meets only. As a trusted producer of iPhone & IPad components, they stole the design, form fit feel & function of the Apple products & made a perfect marriage of their copied but trash items to the also trusted Google partner (member who sat on Apple's Board of Directors) who stole ideas & information to create not only the Android operating system, but now a phone as well.
For me, Samsung & Google are the sleaziest of back alley swap meet vendors, which is or should be, an embarrassment to all of the mom & pop swap meet vendors who work hard in the family business, declare & pay taxes, & live lives of honesty & integrity. To settle in court with these cloning crooks would be like settling with someone who has been sneaking into your house & repeatedly molesting your child.