Linked by Alexey Eromenko on Fri 1st Feb 2013 21:52 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Many people think that all Androids are equal and it's a race to the bottom where the cheapest vendor wins. This could not be farther from the truth. For me, it all began half-a-year ago, when I bought the Samsung Galaxy S III and was absolutely stunned by it, then exploring and comparing it with other Androids. Now that Google has fired a shot across the bow with its low pricing for the unlocked Nexus 4, where does that leave Samsung and its flagship handset?
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Article riddled with problems
by saso on Mon 4th Feb 2013 22:07 UTC
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I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to be rude.

First the author notes that Samsung has taken Google's Android and expanded upon it, and then proceeds with a pointless enumeration of said extensions, decrying why Google doesn't have them at almost every step. Newsflash dude, you just said it yourself: Google gives away their system. If Samsung were to open-source their variant and allow others to build upon it (like Google does), then you'd have a valid comparison. Until then, you're just crying over one company giving away their crown jewels for free, while the other builds upon it and is charges you hefty bucks for the result.

Some of your criticisms are simply childish, such as:

Shortcut to screen brightness in 2 clicks ..

Drag down quick settings panel, tap on "Brightness", done.

Why hasn't Google done it? Because Samsung UI team does a better job of human User eXperience (UX) testing.

They have, you just haven't used a non-TouchWiz-infected device in a long time. Also, your jumping to conclusions about Samsung doing better UX research based on your personal experience, well, that's just rich.

Better icons (TouchWiz UI theme)

A matter of taste (TouchWiz icons make me puke).

Samsung clearly divides between applications and widgets

WTF kind of a complaint is this?

Why doesn't Google include every codec imaginable?

Because, kiddo, you apparently have never heard of a thing called codec licensing fees...

Note, that Google still pays patent royalties for other non-free codecs

... oh wait, you did, but you just wanted to an excuse to bash Google.

What substance there is in the article is completely drowned out by a sea of childish imaginative hypothesizing about why his favorite cell phone company is "teh greatestz".

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