Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2012 20:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy SIII - 4.8" 720p SuperAMOLED display, quad-core processor, 8.6mm thick body. Despite the larger display, the SIII isn't much larger than the SII, which is pretty impressive. Samsung also shoved a whole bunch of new features into TouchWiz, including a few quite kitschy sound effects. Ice Cream Sandwich, but TouchWizzed. I personally really dislike the move to curved and rounded designs (still waiting for a perfectly straight, sharp-angled slab), and there's no way in heck I'm buying this thing. Available May 29, all throughout Europe. Asia, Africa, and the US will follow later during the summer. Will sell like hotcakes. Update: Really - why are they doing this to ICS? This reminds me of that Southpark episode with Spielberg and Lucas raping Indiana Jones. We're all seeing it, but nobody's doing something about it.
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It's called product differentiation
by moondevil on Fri 4th May 2012 06:47 UTC
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For the same reason that the OEMs delivered crap software with:

- CP/M
- DOS compatible OS
- Windows
- Symbian

For the non techies, technical specifications don't matter, so the vendors try to differentiate using different sets of bundled software.

If vendors start using another Linux based system, rest assured they will create their own distributions, as it was briefly shown with the netbooks.

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