Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Oct 2013 20:54 UTC
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Samsung's Galaxy Gear television advertisement bears a resemblance to the original iPhone advertisement.

This made me smile, though:

There is just no shame - or original ideas - in this company at all.

Yeah! Except for display technology. Oh, and except for microprocessor design. And, of course, they are a driving force in memory chip design. Well, yeah, except for all those things from which virtually every computer product today benefits - Apple or otherwise - Samsung has absolutely no innovative ideas at all. What have the Romans done for us, indeed.

I don't care about Samsung any more than I care about other companies, but to shove the company's contributions to technology aside just because you lack the capacity to grasp the kind of more bare metal innovation they do just makes you look like an idiot.

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RE: Comment by viton
by henderson101 on Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by viton"
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Both Apple and Samsung take off the shelf ARM designed cores and add in their own tweaks. Neither are doing anything revolutionary. It's akin to building a prefab house, but one set of guys uses a slightly different kitchen module, and the other has a slightly different bedroom layout.

If Apple was taking the ARM instruction set and creating a chip from scratch - that would be something amazing. No idea what the A7 core is based on - maybe they did this time. But chances are low.

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