Originally Posted by Groovetube
I really wish that this whole song and dance can come to a conclusion. It;s getting tiring seeing nothing but 'apple vs samsung' news items cluttering what I really want to see is new product announcement/cool things I want to read about.
Yeah, because if these stories weren't being posted, they'd obviously be replaced with magical product announcement which will then be created out of thin air. Do you think this site, and every other site in the world has missed covering some new Apple product launch? Or, just maybe, there's simply not much else happening at this point in the Apple world besides this trial. That should change in a few weeks.
Originally Posted by amoradala
Samsung seem to lack the understanding that 'biting the hand that feeds' will hurt you more in the long run.
Not just biting Apple though.
Did anyone catch that POS Galaxy Note tablet they released yesterday ?
How could they expect to sell THAT to the public and expect good customer experience and recommendation, when it
Just doesn't work.
Yep, this was a product that has been anticipated for months. Abysmal. It just goes to show how much Samsung REALLY cares about the end user experience. They somehow managed to choke a 1.4Ghz quadcore cpu with 2GB ram on a tablet running only 1280x800 resolution with their worse than shit touchwiz UI. This thing lags and stutters in the damn lockscreen and swiping homescreens. Unbelievable. The industry as a whole would be better off if Samsung was knocked down a peg and people realized there are other options in the Android world, including HTC, Asus etc. They're all putting out higher quality stuff than Samsung but simply are not getting any attention. A couple nuggets from reviews I've read:
Moreover, Samsung’s software designers must be former Hollywood art directors who fabricated alien spacecraft; Samsung’s apps are festooned with bizarre icons. None of them have identifying text labels, and their logos are frequently so unhelpful they may as well be random Cyrillic letters. Would you guess, for example, that to turn on handwriting recognition, you tap an icon that shows a circle in front of a mountain?
Some of the icons in S Note actually display a different menu every other time you tap them. I’m not making this up.
When you hold it, you realize why right away: it feels plasticky and insubstantial. The plastic of the back panel is so thin, it could be vinyl; you can feel it flex against the circuit board within. The plastic stylus, which slips into a socket on the lower-right corner, is even airier; it’s so cheap-feeling, it could have fallen out of a cereal box.
All of these additions makes the Note extremely slow, even though it has a ridiculously fast 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor and 2GB of RAM. On paper, that’s basically more powerful than any other mainstream mobile device, but the Note is quite laggy in day-to-day use. Just flipping between homescreens can result in some stuttering when you hit a widget-heavy layout, and I even noticed occasional slowdowns when simply swiping the lock screen to open the device. The Note is simply not as smooth or responsive as the Nexus 7, and it’s so far behind the iPad that the comparison doesn’t really seem fair. Add in all the bloop bloop sounds and the whole thing just feels chubby.
So basically, performance= shit, Build quality= shit, UI = shit.
Android fanatics always play the specs card when trashing any Apple product, and we see what specs are worth here. This thing can't even approach the same universe of the iPad in terms of responsiveness, while running at roughly 1/4 the resolution and with better specs, mostly due to Samsung's 'contributions' to Android. Why people root, cheer, and swear by this company that makes it obvious how little they care about what they release is beyond me. (And yes, it actually makes a 'blooping' sound every time you tap the screen. Brilliant.) But hey, I'm sure Samsung gave it their all, just like how they allegedly spent countless sleepless night designing the iOS like touchwiz icons that to this day I believe are some of the ugliest icons I've ever seen on any OS.
Edited by Slurpy - 8/16/12 at 11:55am