Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Apr 2013 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless They're here! Whether that excites you or not remains to be seen, but the Galaxy S4, which will most likely become the best selling Android smartphone of the year by a huge margin, has been reviewed by all the major sites, and there's lots of interesting conclusions in there - although I think most of you will get the gist.
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Not so new 'shiny-shiny'
by shotsman on Thu 25th Apr 2013 06:52 UTC
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From the reviews and Thom's summary, Id say that Samsung has missed the ball here. Still, like other manufacturers, they seem to be able to release a model that is no great leap forward from the previous 1,2 or 3 generations before it.
Add to that all the bloatware and the need for this 'easy' mode, something is going badly wrong in the smartphone world.
I'm starting to see why Thom likes his Windows phone. If might have next to no choice of apps but compared to the mess that some strains of Android has become, it is delightfully simple. This makes me also wonder if this 'mess' and its misunderstanding is where a lot of the comments about iOS looking old comes from? I really don't know.

I do know one thing, I won't be buying one of these.
If I apply the 'law of Spock' to it(and other recent Android releases), the answer has to be,'It is not logical Jim'.

The Nexus range look more and more attractive every day. Sadly the previous comments about availability etc are only too true.

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