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Re: Pretty much explains why Samsung copied Apple
Friday, 4:20 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T forum

Yes, because hating something that's terrible automagically makes someone a fanboy. That's the only reasonable explanation. Touchwiz adds about a quarter-second lag to inputs to handle the Samsung animations (there's actually a developer option to speed these up, which helps, but is absolutely asinine.) SD Card support in Android is a joke period. Why they don't include 32GB of internal memory is beyond me.

Pretty much explains why Samsung copied Apple
Friday, 12:37 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T forum

After a week with this phone, it's pretty embarrassing. I have no idea by what metric this phone is considered the "Pinnacle of Design for Samsung" - for one, it's kind of like saying "The pinnacle of music from Canada" , and secondly, Samsung as produced some totally-not-terrible designs in the past (Galaxy Nexus, anyone?) Just about any competing phone- the Motorola X, the Nexus 5, the HTC One- all of them are leagues better in terms ...

Why is it so hard for Samsung to produce something this nice?
Mar 25, 2014, 3:33 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One forum

Not the biggest fan of the brushed aluminum (reminds me of my Note 2's craptastic back finish), but at least it 1) Is Real Metal 2) Doesn't look like a Band-Aid

Re: The real point...
Mar 20, 2014, 7:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Reveals Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Details forum

Well said.

Or you can buy a Nexus or iPhone
Mar 10, 2014, 6:48 PM
in the Article: Samsung Says Galaxy S5 Packed with Freebies forum

And get none of that junky bloatware :lol:

This is an integration feature for iPhone users, not a replacement for in-car infotainment
Mar 3, 2014, 9:17 PM
in the Article: CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri forum

In other words, this is a feature to consistently integrate the iPhone with various infotainment systems instead of each manufacturer taking bits and pieces of iOS navigation and trying to work it into the universally terrible in-car infotainment systems. If you want to know why not Android, it's because Google hasn't developed it yet (also because manufacturers are probably lobbying for their own integrated feature set. Looking at you, Samsung.) If you want to know why so many automakers would focus ...

Re: This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 26, 2014, 12:19 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

No, it's about tradeoffs, and the market has spoken. Removable batteries add: -Thickness (you need a mechanism to store/hold the battery) -Weight (that mechanism adds weight) -Fragility (contact points, etc. need to be reinforced to handle insertion/removal) Removable Memory adds: -A new hardware failure point -A new software failure point (If an SD card isn't read properly and an app caches to it, it leads to instability, of course.) -Fragmented file system storage Do you know what the average consumer hates? Having "Out of Memory Errors" ...

Re: This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 26, 2014, 12:07 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

It sure is. Mounted in a plastic, non-unibody frame, that's why it's more prone to cracking due to stress (e.g. sitting in your back pocket.)

Re: This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 25, 2014, 8:52 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

Plastic is good as shock absorption, it's also elastic, which is why it takes considerably less pressure to crack a Samsung phone screen from stress. Plastic isn't bad, but that doesn't mean all plastics are created equal. Samsung's plastic, which suffers from stress cracks, surface abrasion, and an all-around crumminess (see Phonescoop's take on look/feel) is far inferior to that used by Motorola (which uses a kevlar weave in some cases) , HTC (which uses a higher strength polycarbonate) ...

Re: still plastic??
Feb 25, 2014, 2:26 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

Plastic isn't bad (see Lumia, Motorola, HTC) , but Samsung's plastic is. Even if you think it doesn't look terrible (it does), it's: -Not durable (the clear coat cracks on the lighter colors and scratches easily on the darker ones) -Not functional (Slippery and makes it difficult to hold) -Ugly (I don't know where you feel fake stitching or mis-aligned patterns are classy, news alert, they're not.) Numerous other manufacturers have found a better material. Motorola found wood and kevlar, HTC has ...

Re: This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 25, 2014, 2:16 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

What you fail to realize is that a good portion of the world likes Subway, it doesn't mean their sandwiches are great. Lots of good phones are made of plastic for functional reasons (Moto X). There are a lot of phones that put beauty first (Xperia Z1). But I'd say phone excels at neither.

This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 25, 2014, 11:56 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

Because left to their own design department, this diner stool inspired piece of plastic is what they come up with. :lol: (Especially bad considering Motorola, HTC and Sony are doing a pretty bang-up job.)

Smart Move
Feb 19, 2014, 9:03 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Takes Another Angle on BlackBerry Promo forum

This will likely cost T-Mobile approximately $0.00 .

T-Mobile did their customers a favor
Feb 18, 2014, 11:49 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry 'Outraged' Over T-Mobile Promotion forum

$0 down on an iPhone? That's a really good deal, and their customers get a much better phone! That seems like a win-win for T-Mobile and their customers!

Re: They can't be serious lol.
Feb 18, 2014, 11:48 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry 'Outraged' Over T-Mobile Promotion forum

Well, that's a nice tin-foil-hat conspiracy theory, but you really only need to watch a single Mike Lazaridis Q&A session with investors to know the real reason Blackberry is in the toilet.

Re: Super Bowl-EndPhone
Feb 11, 2014, 12:03 AM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

Looks like you were off on that one! Wouldn't be the first time! :lol:

Low-End-Phone
Feb 10, 2014, 3:10 PM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

Hate to burst your bubble, but this is likely going to be super low end.

Nobody wants expandable memory
Feb 10, 2014, 1:51 PM
in the Article: HTC to Offer Broader Range of Phones This Year forum

Android can't use expandable memory for applications or caches, so what good is it?

Will Kill Switches Work?
Feb 8, 2014, 12:58 PM
in the Article: California to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switches forum

What's to stop someone stealing a cell phone from simply parting it out (or selling it to someone who will) Screen = $140.00 Battery = $40.00 Back Cover = $40.00 Not to mention any of the individual pieces that may be worthwhile (replacement camera module, etc.)

Re: Then it's probably a FRAND patent
Feb 6, 2014, 1:18 AM
in the Article: Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple forum

^Yes, thanks for announcing you commented on this thread. :lol:

Re: Then it's probably a FRAND patent
Feb 5, 2014, 9:43 PM
in the Article: Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple forum

No, a patent troll is a company that patents or buys patents for essential processes, makes no effort to bring it to market, and then waits for the industry to mature around it, and then uses that to extort licensing fees. Apple, on the other hand, created something, brought it to market, patented it, and then sued people who copied it. That may hurt your feelings, but that's not exactly the definition of a patent troll.

Except for a Korean court, which also struck down Samsung
Feb 5, 2014, 3:32 PM
in the Article: Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple forum

But yeah, what good are facts :lol:

Then it's probably a FRAND patent
Feb 5, 2014, 3:31 PM
in the Article: Patent Holding Firm Files $2B Lawsuit Against Apple forum

And they're being a patent troll.

Re: Hope So!!!!
Jan 29, 2014, 7:07 PM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

Really? I don't know what ales metrics you looked at, but people were lined up none-deep for the Droid Bionic, Droid Razr, Droid Razr M, Droid Razr Maxx HD, Droid Razr HD, Droid 4, Droid 3, Droid 2.....

Re: Google got what they wanted
Jan 29, 2014, 7:06 PM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

"Smart Business Move" So they paid 10 billion for about 100 million dollars worth of patents.

The fastest way to flush $9 Billion down the toilet
Jan 29, 2014, 6:26 PM
in the Article: Google to Sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion forum

I mean damn. Also a shame, the Moto X was a terrific phone- probably the best Android handset made to date.

A better name
Jan 27, 2014, 12:29 PM
in the Article: Microsoft to Rebrand SkyDrive to OneDrive forum

is "not-Dropbox"

MS Office for Windows Phone and Windows 8 is terrible.
Jan 26, 2014, 2:25 PM
in the Article: Apple Updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers forum

First off, Windows 8 is a bona-fide trainwreck. I don't even know where to begin (terrible interface? two disparate clashing operating environments? nonexistent developer support? the fact there are 2.5 control panels? the fact their largest channel partner is bragging about the ability to downgrade? The pathetic always-broken email client? The dismal upgrade numbers?) There isn't a single Windows 8 tablet app that doesn't have a far superior iPad equivalent (if not like, dozens.) MS Office isn't even fully integrated ...

Who the hell thinks this is a good deal?
Jan 16, 2014, 11:14 PM
in the Article: Scratch Wireless Now Open for Business forum

I'm so curious what the use case is for this for these WiFi MVNOs. You have to be a very specific breed of cheapskate - someone who's willing to pony up significant cash for an obsolete cell phone that's stuck on this network all in the name of saving $20.00 a month. Unless you use 500MB of data, in which case you'll be paying more than a T-Mobile LTE plan. More curious, I'm wondering what fantasyland these people live ...

Has anyone owned an HTC Device and not felled screwed?
Jan 13, 2014, 3:37 PM
in the Article: HTC U.S. Confirms No More Updates for One X, X+ forum

Has there been any HTC device launched in the last 2 years that didn't feel like a red-headed stepchild 6 months after ownership? The OneX was supposed to be their "We're gonna do things right" flagship, and the OneX+ was supposed to be the supercharged follow-up. If they can't keep these updated through the life of a contract, what can they get right? Just some perspective: The iPhone 4S launched over 24 months ago and is still supported with the latest software ...

Now under Japanese ownership...
Jan 13, 2014, 1:22 PM
in the Article: Sprint Retires OneUp Plans in Favor of Framily Plans forum

They could have picked a better name for this plan.

Samsung Vs. Android
Jan 11, 2014, 1:54 PM
in the Article: Samsung Unlikely to Bring Tizen Devices to U.S. forum

Samsung is the one guilty of just clogging their phones to death. TouchWiz is absolutely terrible in this regard- whereas stock Android is has actually matured into a splendidly designed OS that is now within spitting distance of iOS in terms of fluidity, you wouldn't know it using a Samsung product. Or to sum it up, Google now has top-rate designers and engineers, Samsung does not.

Ways to make it happen?
Nov 24, 2013, 1:48 AM
in the Article: FCC Chair Says Airlines Will Make Final In-Flight Call forum

Personally, I don't want this to happen. Keeping it banned by the FCC means airlines can't get sued for their policy. Trains have quiet cars that forbid this behavior, and busses at least get frequent stops. But if this were to happen, what's a way it could work that wouldn't allow some jerk to ruin it? (Although most people do have common decency, I've certainly witnessed enough people on flights who lack it.) The old GTE/Verizon Airfones were priced high enough ...

THIS WILL CAUSE A LOSS IN CUSTOMERS FOR TMOBILE -> TAKING MY BUSINESS TO CRICKET
Nov 23, 2013, 8:29 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Kill Off Premium SMS Programs forum

EVERYONE KNOWS HOW AWESOME GETTING THE LATEST APPS AND JOKES DELIVERED TO YOUR PHONE IS, PLUS THIS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERING INFLUENTIAL POP CULTURE SUCH AS -CRAZY FROG -GUMMY BEAR -JAMSTER

Re: We understand?
Nov 23, 2013, 12:36 AM
in the Article: FCC Chair Says Airlines Will Make Final In-Flight Call forum

There are no phones in subways...

Oh goodie- this will influence my purchase decision!
Nov 22, 2013, 3:36 PM
in the Article: Verizon Lumia Phones Get RedBox Instant Exclusive forum

-Nobody

Re: Big deal
Nov 18, 2013, 4:52 PM
in the Article: Apple Given Second Chance to Ban Samsung Phones forum

Tell me more about your time working for Apple....

Re: Big whoop
Nov 10, 2013, 2:37 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 5 forum

Are you going to tell me it's not terrible?

Re: The point everyone seems to be missing
Nov 10, 2013, 2:37 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 5 forum

Well, let's look at some facts. 1) Linux (traditional builds such as Ubuntu, etc.) has practically no consumer desktop adoption. (Rightly so, desktop Linux has not kept pace with OSX and Windows.) Its penetration is limited to server applications. And it's actually not that fragmented where it's used most - the LAMP configuration. 2) OSX's market share is not iOS's market share. If you're going to group them together, Apple is the largest computer manufacturer. (See http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/01/13/snapsh ot-of-computer-market-with-and-without-the-ip ad/ ) . ...

Design is actually pretty nice
Nov 9, 2013, 2:55 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 5 forum

Mine just arrived, I'd say the design of this phone is leagues better than anything Samsung made (especially the craptastic Note 3 with its nasty fake leatherette complete with crappy fake stitching) - the front end is a lot cleaner than the Moto X, the plastics feel nice (remember the HTC One X Similar feel?) , and there's none of the ergonomic screw-ups of the HTC One (power button) , it's very very solid.

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