Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Mar 2013 17:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yesterday, during the most insane launch event in the history of technology, Samsung unveiled its next big flagship, the Galaxy S4. I really couldn't care less about this new phone - another plastic phone that looks exactly like its predecessor - but the flurry of interviews with Samsung executives that followed is far more interesting. With them, Samsung has repositioned Tizen - and if you connect the dots, something interesting is starting to appear.
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Samsung has pi**ed on
by FadeFx on Sat 16th Mar 2013 19:44 UTC
FadeFx
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2011-08-01

The most important fans they had multiple times yet by doing promisses to the developer community, especially the cyanogen mod team (teamhacksung) that brought the best aftermarket firmware to their devices, that they did not hold. They think it is ok to not provide source code or usable binary blobs for proprietary drivers, but this community is who made Samsung a majour player in the android market. Now the geeks are switching over to Sony, which prove they have learned how to work "with" and not against the community and the average user will follow, not today or tomorrow, but in a few years Samsung will get what they deserve and Sony will as well. For me the S3, which is my third Samsung android phone, will be definitely the last one and i will follow the Dec community to Sony with my very next device...

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RE: Samsung has pi**ed on
by _xmv on Sun 17th Mar 2013 01:42 in reply to "Samsung has pi**ed on"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

The sonys are also a lot more sexy looking. And Samsung does not share source back. Most of what makes the S4, well, a S4, is software this time. All of it is 100% proprietary samsung stuff. So yeah.

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