Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:23 UTC
Legal "The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung's phone stacks up against the iPhone. Authored by Samsung's product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone." Pretty damning. We still need to know a few things: how many of these were actually implemented? How common are these types of comparisons (i.e., does Apple have them)? Are these protected by patents and the like? And, but that's largely irrelevant and mostly of interest to me because I'm a translator myself, who translated the document, and how well has he or she done the job?
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RE: Common practice
by MOS6510 on Wed 8th Aug 2012 07:11 UTC in reply to "Common practice"
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If anything they LEFT stuff out of the iPod compared to the MP3 players on the market at that time.

They improved an experience. Samsung just wanted to make their product look more like the iPhone and only the iPhone.

It's hard to pinpoint to what device Apple modeled their <any> device. Apple tends to take existing ideas/products and build something they think should work better. For example they took the GUI idea from Xerox, but their own GUI version was much more advanced and user friendly.

Samsung doesn't want to make it better, they want to make it the same. Now a lot of companies do this and it's hard to blame them when it's easy and cheap to do and you don't have so much money to spend on R&D like Apple, but Samsung went to extremes.

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