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[6]: Common practice
by nefer on Wed 8th Aug 2012 10:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Common practice"
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Well said. And its hardly the first time they do that either now is it.

Samsung has - for the longest time now - been trying to dominate every nook and cranny of the mobile phone industry. From copying the basic phone form factor spearheaded by Nokia, over the BlackBerry format from RIM (BlackJack? are you friggin serious??) up until the iOS-based devices ever since they were sourced for components for the iPhone.

If Samsung is such a large company, why do they need to copy all these formats, why is it so hard for them to leapfrog the competition to the next big thing, just like Apple, RIM and Nokia did before?

Samsung is - effectively - the Microsoft of the Mobile phone industry. And just like Microsoft, they didn't invent anything really substantial either. Did they invent the GSM standard? No. Did they invent any of the popular mobile phone form factors? No. Did they invent feature phones? No. Did they invent smartphones? No. All they ever did was invent a couple of industry standards other vendors settled on using. Do we applaud Microsoft for inventing MAPI? Or the .doc format? All those ever seemed to have done is protecting a monopoly anyway.

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