Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Oct 2013 20:54 UTC
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Samsung's Galaxy Gear television advertisement bears a resemblance to the original iPhone advertisement.

This made me smile, though:

There is just no shame - or original ideas - in this company at all.

Yeah! Except for display technology. Oh, and except for microprocessor design. And, of course, they are a driving force in memory chip design. Well, yeah, except for all those things from which virtually every computer product today benefits - Apple or otherwise - Samsung has absolutely no innovative ideas at all. What have the Romans done for us, indeed.

I don't care about Samsung any more than I care about other companies, but to shove the company's contributions to technology aside just because you lack the capacity to grasp the kind of more bare metal innovation they do just makes you look like an idiot.

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RE[2]: Comment by viton
by viton on Tue 8th Oct 2013 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by viton"
viton
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If Apple was taking the ARM instruction set and creating a chip from scratch - that would be something amazing. No idea what the A7 core is based on - maybe they did this time. But chances are low.

They did it with A6 and A7.
A6 was most power effecient ARMv7-compatible cpu to date with comparable to Silvermont performance (per cycle). A7 totally destroys it.
Also A7 is first mass produced 64bit ARM chip.

Samsung will show off-the-shelf 64bit ARM CortexA5x in 2014 as well as in-house designed cores (unknown timeline).

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