Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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by henderson101 on Tue 31st Jul 2012 09:34 UTC
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It's interesting to watch this unfold. On the one hand, you have people who support Apple, you have places like the Verge digging up Apple designs that pre-date these Samsung ones - that didn't get reported here. You then get these, which definitely seems to support Samsung getting reported here.

It's very easy to point a finger and shout "Thom is biased", and he is. In his mind Apple lost/will lose/should lose. Samsung is right. Me, it's not that simple. You have two companies desperately trying to prove they have bigger dicks. Whatever. I don't care.

I've had some serious time on a Samsung phone now. My Daughter now owns a Galaxy Y. It's a nice phone. Touch wiz is a bit iOS without being insanely iOS. The apps seem okay. It has a memory card slot, which is pretty cool. But, it didnt blow me away. Neither does iOS anymore. She paid £65 for the phone, though it is "pay as you go" it came from Carphonewarehouse and is "sim unlocked" which is pretty rad. Would I buy the Galaxy Ace 2? Yeah probably, £150 unlocked on PAYG. To own it outright. Shame it doesn't have a micro sim slot though.

Edited 2012-07-31 09:35 UTC

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