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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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 4th May 2012 16:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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2008-06-02

Again this re-enforces the problem I have with Samsung and Android in general...


TL;DR summary:

"Breaking news! Apple fanboy dislikes Android, film at 11."

Oh, and:

The cold hard reality is that Android has been relegated to the cheap end of the market, the people who want an iPhone but settle for the cut price scaled down alternative, the teenager with a part time job wanting a smart phone but wants to only spend a few hundred.


Sorry, but over here in actual reality, people tend to prefer claims that are backed up by something called "evidence" (perhaps you've heard of it). For instance, compare the worldwide browser marketshare:

http://static.arstechnica.net/2012/02/01/worldwide-mobile-2012-01-4...
(Safari: 54.85%, Android browser: 17.78%)

...with the visitor stats from a well known tech news site:

http://static.arstechnica.net/2012/02/01/ars-mobile-2012-01-4f298bf...
(Safari: 31.82%, Android browser: 38.94%)

So, from those stats, it's clear that iProducts have been relegated to the "tech-tards with more money that brains" crowd, while Android has been "relegated" to being used by people who have at least the first clue about technology.

Glad I could help clear that up for you.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 5th May 2012 00:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

No, thank you for showing that you ignore this paragraph:

Again this re-enforces the problem I have with Samsung and Android in general - how many months before we suddenly see this device abandoned in terms of receiving either no updates or having to wait almost a year for the next version of Android to appear? (to anyone bringing up the comparison between computers and free operating system upgrades - shut up, please, just shut the hell up, it is a broken analogy that simply doesn't work any more to a person with two brain cells to rub together).

Again we have Touch Wiz which made sense maybe in the early days of Android where consistency was non-existent but ICS pretty much makes the need for such third party enhancements a non-issue - you don't need these third party enhancements to make ICS a usable operating system why keep shipping them? It is the equivalence of a cereal company including laxative with their product and when asked why they don't remove it because it makes people sh-t their pants their only reply is, "well, how else am I able to differentiate my product?" which some here see as a 'legitimate argument' to make.


Because the only assumption I can gather by the lack of addressing what I stated from the above paragraph that is the astute observation I have made about the lacklustre support of which Android vendors provide to their end users over the lifetime of their product is spot on. Whilst you engage in name calling, I raised a perfectly valid issue which you deliberately ignore - if you want to troll please go some where else because quite frankly you're the reason why I'm visiting osnews.com less and less these days.

Edited 2012-05-05 00:25 UTC

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