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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by ezraz on Tue 8th Oct 2013 14:14 UTC
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for as smart as you people are, how is this big blind spot developed over companies that make knock offs?

deliberately making a product that physically looks and is packaged like your more popular competitor is LAME.

stealing? cheating? that's for the lawyers.

but it is LAME. Asian knockoffs are asian knockoffs, I don't care if samsung makes the best knockoff.

their current products don't look like apple's, but they defintely grew their market share with people who wanted something that looked like an iphone.

there are literally millions of colors, hundreds of degrees of rounding angles, 10's of physical areas to differentiate your phone from competitors.

samsung ordered their designers (in writing) to copy a successful, shipping product, made by a large customer of samsung. and they got their azz sued all over for it.

IF samsung really had better screen and chip hardware than apple, why isn't it in their own phones? BECAUSE APPLE DRIVES THE INDUSTRY. Apple's designs and (now huge) orders from suppliers push the whole thing forward.

The copying from Android to Apple is usually software hacks. Jailbroken iPhones can do that stuff too, Apple just stays conservative and tests new features for a slow rollout. It's a simple software update away for Apple to give all sort of Android-software features, if they want to.

Its the hardware design copying and the 'look and feel' copying that really angers Apple and their users consider tacky. Samsung basically sells an auto shaped like a BMW, with nearly the same logo and outward appearance, but it says BMVV and performs completely differently. It's false advertising and a knockoff and should not be applauded.

Edited 2013-10-08 14:21 UTC

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