Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Mar 2013 22:17 UTC
Apple Apple's Phil Shiller has been trash-talking Android in the press these past few days - just as Samsung is about to launch its Galaxy S4. "Public, preemptive slamming of a competitor is far outside Apple's PR wheelhouse; it's a dramatic shift for a company used to making news rather than reacting to it. But why is it happening?" The Verge hits the nail on the head: "Cupertino's behavior this week is yet another symptom of Samsung's stratospheric rise in the smartphone market globally, a rise that challenges Apple and has outright stifled Android competitors like HTC and Sony."
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RE: Shame Samsung
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 15th Mar 2013 15:28 UTC in reply to "Shame Samsung"
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Eh, its a great phone as in, the specs are better than any else around, yes. But its also not a great phone because its significantly better than what's out there. Plus the touchwiz is as strong as ever.

Right now there is no question in my mind what I would do If my SIII died, I'd get a Nexus 4.

I think its about time that the other android manufactures dropped the pretense of adding crappy skins on android and started competing against Samsung with Raw android. They'd still be differentiated from Google Nexus by their hardware. Is it too much to ask each party in play to just do the part they do best? Google do software. Manufacturers do hardware. Carriers become dumb pipes. Thanks, signed everyone who uses smart phones.

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RE[2]: Shame Samsung
by moondevil on Fri 15th Mar 2013 16:35 in reply to "RE: Shame Samsung"
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And OEMs install crapware like on the PCs... ;)

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RE[2]: Shame Samsung
by phoenix on Fri 15th Mar 2013 18:07 in reply to "RE: Shame Samsung"
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Right now there is no question in my mind what I would do If my SIII died, I'd get a Nexus 4.

A good upgrade, considering the North American version of the S4 apparently will use the same SoC (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro) as the Nexus4, although clocked slightly higher (1.9 GHz vs 1.5 GHz). The only real differences are the screen resolution (1080p AMOLED vs 720p LCD) and microSD support.

If you really want a 1080p screen (which I think is overkill for a 4-5" screen), the LG Optimus G Pro (new big brother to the Nexus4/Optmimus G) has a faster Snapdragon 600 SoC, same 1080p resolution, non-AMOLED screen, and microSD support.

The Optimus G/Pro are also very hackable with a healthy mod/dev scene.

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