Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 13:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it won't update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android. You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation or the need for buyers to beware, but I take grave issue with it. This is a decision based not on technical constraints, as Samsung would have you believe, but on hubris." This. A gazillion million thousand times this. Also: "It's simple: make a large high-end device, a smaller value device, and a QWERTY device. Maybe one or two other specialty form factors, tops. That's it. Update them once a year, and keep the names the same." It would make updating a hell of a lot easier. We don't need the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch Sensation.
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RE: silly advice
by MOS6510 on Sun 25th Dec 2011 00:04 UTC in reply to "silly advice"
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You do sound a bit insane.

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RE[2]: silly advice
by unclefester on Sun 25th Dec 2011 00:20 in reply to "RE: silly advice"
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You do sound a bit insane.

Why because I support a proven business strategy (a highly diversified range of products) used by 99.99% of the most successful large companies in history?

Do you really think that any sane company should adopt the Apple model business which has already failed spectacularly in the past?

I'm pretty sure Samsung will still be around in 100 years. Apple will be lucky to survive another 10 years.

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RE[2]: silly advice
by RawMustard on Sun 25th Dec 2011 04:10 in reply to "RE: silly advice"
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Why? He's only quoting history and history has an uncanny ability of repeating itself. All indicators thus far point to this happening.

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RE[3]: silly advice
by MOS6510 on Sun 25th Dec 2011 19:25 in reply to "RE[2]: silly advice"
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My comment was aimed at his cult claims. And that coupled with his recent very strange comments.

Besides, Apple nearly went bust and even tried to sell itself with no buyers not so long ago. In that short period they went from zombie to King Kong so it's a bit odd to say that their business strategy is a bad one.

Sure, they won't stay number one forever, but right now a lot of companies would like to swap places.

Their strategy is a risky one and I think it can only work if it is executed beyond very well and they needed to get beyond a certain threshold which the did. They now have the brand name and the money to have their new products noticed. A lot of cool stuff doesn't get noticed, because it's not from Apple or another big name.

Only because Apple had a genius, Steve, they could manage this enormous growth, but in the long run I think Steve would have been a bad thing. But he got Apple in the lead, very far in the lead, and now a team of more down to earth professionals can take over.

Furthermore I don't think Apple limits choice, it offers only the choices that matter keeping stuff simple and easy to use. Apart from my iPhone I have a company BlackBerry that has many (hidden) options and menus, which I don't use because (a I have no need and (b don't know what most options do.

When you have an Apple product you have an en enormous choice with regards to apps, accessories and services. This matters far more than what the product out of the box can do. A great computer with no software is more useless than a so-so computer with loads of programs.

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