Samsung's Galaxy S5 to sport fingerprint sensor, 32-bit SoC

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  • Reply 81 of 151
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    t0ny wrote: »
    I see. Childish name calling now is it.

    I'll leave you guys to continue
    purposefully misinterpreting posts. I get it, you love Apple. You really love Apple. I'm happy you found love.

    Your make-believe world appears to include imagining people are calling you names...
  • Reply 82 of 151
    Once again, Samsung is the copier and follower.
  • Reply 83 of 151

    LOL. (Hint: If you actually read what you cite, you can sometimes avoid embarrassing yourself.)

     

    Here’s what the author of that piece in Forbes says: “So I set up a quick poll using the Polar app to see if I could get a sense of what proportion of users thought Touch ID “works great,” and what proportion was experiencing “too many fails” (see image above.) You can vote on it yourself through the app by searching #iosprints or by going to that tag page on the Polar website.”

     

    If you know anything about surveys – I’ll assume you don’t – then you know that the evidence he presents amounts to a hill of beans.

  • Reply 84 of 151

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  • Reply 85 of 151
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 6,103member
    t0ny wrote: »
    Perhaps Samsung will 'adapt' Motorola's fingerprint scanner which was out some 2 years before Apples?

    If copying Motorola's version means not working, Samsung probably will.

    What's your point?
  • Reply 86 of 151
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  • Reply 87 of 151
    foadfoad Posts: 717member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ClemyNX View Post



    Also, that ppi is clearly overkill, but I wouldn't be surprised if they actually use it. The iPhone might need an increase to its ppi to reach a level close to the S4 (which IMO is the maximum ppi I care about) because I can still see some lines of pixels in some conditions.

     

    Would you consider yourself an avid consumer of technology? I ask that in earnest. The reason I ask is because I don't think that at the current size display the iPhone has, most people wouldn't even notice a higher PPI. As the screen gets bigger, they might, but I've show my mom an iPad Air next to the Galaxy Nexus tablet and even at the size, she couldn't tell the difference. 

     

    I'm not saying you're wrong at all and as a genuine nerd, the better the quality a display is, the happier I am, but I think that a lot of other factors define a great display beyond just PPI.

  • Reply 88 of 151
    foadfoad Posts: 717member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Euphonious View Post

     

     

    Can't they? That's funny, because it runs pretty smoothly on my Nexus 5.


     

    While I think the Nexus 5 is a solid device and stock Android isn't bad, it doesn't represent the vast majority of Android users. Is that Google's fault. Maybe not, but it is definitely Google's problem. Samsung and no-name Chinese brands represent a big chunk of installs and those don't run anywhere near as smooth and consistently as iOS. iOS 7 was buggy at launch but it's gotten better, and 7.1 is vastly improved.

  • Reply 89 of 151
    Quote:


    Quote:


    Originally Posted by t0ny View Post



    A fingerprint scanner on a phone was not an original idea by Apple, even if their implementation is good. 


     

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

     

    Hmmm.... I thought you said the implementation was bad?


     

    The post you replied to states neither. The statement "If A then B" does not imply A.

  • Reply 90 of 151
    Originally Posted by t0ny View Post

    I see. Childish name calling now is it.

     

    You’re completely psychotic. Nothing in my post fits that bill in any capacity. You live in a fantasy world where you think you can pretend that words mean things they do not.

     

    To that we say shut up and go away.

  • Reply 91 of 151
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member

     

    So, if we assume you think TouchID is an EPCI FAIL and this is proof, then care to explain why Samsung is copying it?

  • Reply 92 of 151
    cyniccynic Posts: 124member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Euphonious View Post

     

     

    Can't they? That's funny, because it runs pretty smoothly on my Nexus 5.


     

     

    That's funny, I have yet come to see an Android device that can scroll the contact list or even its own settings smoothly. ;-)

  • Reply 93 of 151
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by t0ny View Post





    Sigh, you noticed copying was in quotes right? My point is this crying about copying is all bullshit.



    Apple fans seem to think Apple invented the concept of finger print sensors on a phone, like it matters anyway. And that anything non apple manufacturers do is copying. It's just so boring.



    Apple of course did not invent finger print sensor.  Nor is Apple the first putting it on a smart phone.  The difference is the details and this is patented by Apple.  Apple put it on the Home button.  And it is PATENDED!

     

    With your copying brain any software can be copied.  Because they are lines of lines C/C++/...  codes which the programer did not invent. 

  • Reply 94 of 151
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    You’re completely psychotic. Nothing in my post fits that bill in any capacity. You live in a fantasy world where you think you can pretend that words mean things they do not.

     

    To that we say shut up and go away.


    This is a perfect reply to d4etc. in post #87 above.

     

    I should just cut and paste it every time. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

  • Reply 95 of 151
    froodfrood Posts: 771member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

     

     

    So, if we assume you think TouchID is an EPCI FAIL and this is proof, then care to explain why Samsung is copying it?


     

    Your assumption is wrong.  I think TouchID is pretty nifty and wish my phone had something similar.   Anant was putting down an Apple user who was having problems with his TouchID, and telling him to prove that it wasn't 'just him'  lol   I just found that article and linked it for his benefit.

     

    It doesn't line up with his views, so he relegates it to his 'invalid' bin.  I could care less :p

     

    There are plenty of other invalid sources of other people having problems too:

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/12/touch-id-issues-and-fixes/

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2070830/troubleshoot-apples-touch-id-fingerprint-reader.html

    http://www.imore.com/touch-id-not-working-well-you-heres-how-fix-it

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/23609165#23609165

     

    Note that the third link has a poll from over 8,000 responses....

    The original poster with the problem should read because quite a few have tips to make it work better.

  • Reply 96 of 151
    nhtnht Posts: 4,522member
    g-news wrote: »
    Instead of focusing on the currently still irrelevant fact that the SoC is only 32bit, you should have noticed that the camera is a 16MP phase detection autofocus unit. Autofocus right now is arguably the weakest point of Apple's cameras. If Samsung pulls this off well, this may take them a significant step ahead.

    Assuming their PDAF implementation is good. Sony (I think) had issues with theirs although nikon nailed it in their small sensor implementation. Evidently it is non-trivial even for companies with a lot of camera sensor experience to get right the first time.
  • Reply 97 of 151
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  • Reply 99 of 151
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    “It’s 32-bit, but it will have eight cores, so really that’s 256-bit and Apple’s four times as slow.”


    Battery life: 1 second...

  • Reply 100 of 151
    Originally Posted by Hugo Wong View Post

    Battery life: 1 second...

     

    Well, at least it covers the average use time of a single Android device before being sold or junk drawered. They can rest easy.

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