Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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RE: quality
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 11:12 UTC in reply to "quality"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I wouldn't attribute that to the phone alone. There's so many factors involved in reception that it might very well be possible that in the building next to you, things are reversed and the iPhone has better reception.

This is a subject that really can only be judged using hard science.

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RE[2]: quality
by _txf_ on Sat 28th Jul 2012 13:40 in reply to "RE: quality"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

This is a subject that really can only be judged using hard science.


Even then It is notoriously difficult to classify the environment for radio transmission.

If you ever buy any radio silicon of some kind, the datasheets are extremely vague on on things like transmission range, data rate etc. simply because providing a definitive relationship is extremely difficult.

Radio in controlled environments is difficult to understand but can be understood. Radio in the open environments is still pretty much black magic.

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RE[3]: quality
by earksiinni on Sat 28th Jul 2012 16:02 in reply to "RE[2]: quality"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Do you have any references for this (i.e., how one goes about analyzing radio in open vs. closed environments)? I'd be interested to learn more.

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