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[2]: Comment by viton
by koffie on Tue 8th Oct 2013 16:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by viton"
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Sorry, simply not true.

Apple has an ARM architectural licence, meaning they can build CPU's with the ARM instruction set. It is the first-one to have a 64bit ARM cpu in production. So yes they use the ARM instruction set, and probably a lot of IP of ARM and others (the most important being the GPU), but they do have their own CPU design. Not an ARM designed core.

Samsung on the other hand has an ARM core license, which means they can design and produce a chip built from ARM "building blocks". Sure - some serious know-how is still needed for this, but this is nothing compared to what you need to design a CPU from ground up.

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