Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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lilsim89
Member since:
2009-11-30

Apologies, it was late. I shouldn't have flamed out on you.

Regardless, it's true that Samsung and Google are both partially responsible. I find that on the software side, at least Google makes enough unique strides in their technology that it's almost neck and neck with Apple. (Apple may not agree, at least publicly.)

I don't dislike Samsung or HTC. They are great companies, but I don't feel that it's fair to anyone who takes huge gambles on new innovation to be simply replicated and not fairly compensated.

Take the creator of Siri. Not Apple, but Dag Kittlaus of Norway. He literally worked every day on the project (with his team) for four years, before Steve Jobs called him himself and asked what his thoughts were about Apple buying his company and moving him to Cupertino.

The huge amount of investments put into those early projects only happen because the reward is worth it in the end... If you were right.

When these other companies take zero risk, and want to reap the rewards, it almost a bad joke to me.

Enter Samsung's S Voice.

http://9to5mac.com/2011/11/10/meet-dag-kittlaus-the-guy-who-made-si...

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Enter Samsung's S Voice.


Yet the concept behind Siri isn't particularly new, or revolutionary. It also inherits from the boatloads of previous research that has been done in this area.

What IS good about Siri is the execution of the concept. If it took so long to work on Siri then in all likelihood it is the better implementation. It should therefore compete and win against S-voice on the merits of the product.

Edited 2012-07-05 21:28 UTC

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lilsim89 Member since:
2009-11-30

It should therefore compete and win against S-voice on the merits of the product.

It does. I've tried S Voice on my Galaxy Nexus and it's pretty terrible. But it's implemented EXACTLY like Siri is.

It's so unfinished, it's as if Samsung beat the eggs and poured the goop on my plate. Completely skipped the skillet.

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