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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kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

I suppose on a "openness" scale of 1 to 10, with Android being 10 and Apple 1, I would give Microsoft a 3, given their tight constraints on hardware and software and the special privileges given to Nokia.


I doubt they're going to be as controlling as Apple given that if your application does something different or dares to add functionality that challenges some built in functionality you soon find your application rejected for some inane reason.

If I'm wrong, please point me to the innovative WP 7.x phones that have resulted.


You are wrong because I never said Windows Phone 7 devices were innovative - the focus of my post was on Windows Phone 8. Re-read what I wrote and this time actually read it and think about it instead of quickly scanning it and hoping that a few key words will pop out at your when you do so.

WP8 and WinRT may have different rules, of course, but they aren't shipping yet.


So why did you even reply to my post when the crux of the post was centred around Windows Phone 8?

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Wow, sensitive much?

I read your entire post. The sentence that set you off was in response to "the problems they're having have little to do with the open or closed nature of the ecosystem".

I'm afraid it does, IMHO, because the closed nature of the ecosystem prevents innovation, and whether you commented on innovation or not doesn't change that fact.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow, sensitive much?


No, frustrated that I write a post and a person replying couldn't even be bothered reading it, digesting it, thinking about then then coming up with a carefully considered answer/critique of what was actually written rather than what was assumed to have been written.

I read your entire post. The sentence that set you off was in response to "the problems they're having have little to do with the open or closed nature of the ecosystem".

I'm afraid it does, IMHO, because the closed nature of the ecosystem prevents innovation, and whether you commented on innovation or not doesn't change that fact.


Again, it has nothing to do with it - if you're Samsung why the hell would you invest in a platform that supports a crap range of SOC's that are available thus limiting your ability to differentiate your product even at the hardware level, the lack of commitment by Microsoft when in reality that Windows Phone 7 is a stop gap measure rather than the basis of Windows Phone going forward and the limitations of the platform itself which put many developers off. Would you go off and develop a range of 'Samsung only applications" for a platform that was more or less going to be killed in 2 years? margins are razor thin already - is there really a business case to justify investment in a emerging platform that is pretty much going to be relegated to the dust bin in 2 years time? look at the issue purely from a technology basis not the so-called open or closed. You're trying to make out as if Microsoft limited these simply on the basis of being a prick - Microsoft put these limits on because the operating system itself is the limiting factor - the limits that exist are a non-issue when it comes to Windows Phone 8 hence the reason why I stated there is a better chance of Microsoft pulling off Windows Phone 8 now that there aren't those technological limitations.

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