Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:23 UTC
Legal "The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung's phone stacks up against the iPhone. Authored by Samsung's product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone." Pretty damning. We still need to know a few things: how many of these were actually implemented? How common are these types of comparisons (i.e., does Apple have them)? Are these protected by patents and the like? And, but that's largely irrelevant and mostly of interest to me because I'm a translator myself, who translated the document, and how well has he or she done the job?
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Common practice
by HangLoose on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:57 UTC
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I dont understand what is the fuss all about as if Samsung is the first company to EVER do this in history.

It is common place, among companies I worked for, to list all the pluses and minuses of competing products to know where we stand. We used to disassemble entire engines to know what process was used by the competitors. Samsung needs to clarify this to the jury.

Even though Apple is pointing fingers at Samsung, same could be said about them "copying" mp3 players, cameras and so on.

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RE: Common practice
by MOS6510 on Wed 8th Aug 2012 07:11 in reply to "Common practice"
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If anything they LEFT stuff out of the iPod compared to the MP3 players on the market at that time.

They improved an experience. Samsung just wanted to make their product look more like the iPhone and only the iPhone.

It's hard to pinpoint to what device Apple modeled their <any> device. Apple tends to take existing ideas/products and build something they think should work better. For example they took the GUI idea from Xerox, but their own GUI version was much more advanced and user friendly.

Samsung doesn't want to make it better, they want to make it the same. Now a lot of companies do this and it's hard to blame them when it's easy and cheap to do and you don't have so much money to spend on R&D like Apple, but Samsung went to extremes.

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RE[2]: Common practice
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 07:18 in reply to "RE: Common practice"
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Uh, without Samsung's R&D budget, there would be no iPhone.

Edited 2012-08-08 07:18 UTC

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