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Samsung Flagship Phone, Likely Note 7, Clears FCC

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Note 7?

T Bone

Jul 14, 2016, 3:14 PM
What happened to the Note 6? The current model is the Note 5.
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Eric M. Zeman

Jul 15, 2016, 6:34 AM
Samsung is expected to skip the "Note 6" so its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series can share the same number during the same calendar year. The invitation for the 8/2 media event says "7 Unpacked" along with multiple styli, which all but confirms the name.
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netboy

Jul 15, 2016, 2:44 PM
and what happened to Windows 9. haha
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T Bone

Jul 16, 2016, 7:18 PM
Windows 9 was Windows 8.1, which was such a huge update that it basically amounted to a new operating system.

But software numbers rarely make sense. Look at Mac OS. OS 9 was released in 1999, and then OS X was released in 2001, and since then, there have been 11 updates, and it is still called 'OS X'. When do we get OS 11?
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Zpike

Jul 17, 2016, 6:04 PM
Actually, Windows 8.1 was Windows 8.1..... derr. Windows 8 was so poorly received that Microsoft felt it necessary to skip 9, indicating that 10 was a monumental step away from 8. Also, since it is the last "version" of Windows, per say, 10 seems to polish off the series more completely than 9.
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Zpike

Jul 17, 2016, 6:07 PM
Furthermore, software version numbers usually DO make sense. But since you're not a developer I wouldn't expect you to know that.
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T Bone

Jul 17, 2016, 8:29 PM
No, software version numbers are completely arbitrary and meaningless, the software developers increase the number they feel like increasing it and not because the number means anything.

For example, look at the Linux Kernel. The number jumped from 2.6.39 to 3.0 in 2011, after 8 years of being stuck in the 2.6's and 15 years after moving to 2.0.

When asked the reason for the change, Linus Torvalds admitted that it wasn't done because there was some kind of radical change between 2.6.39 and 3.0, but it was done only because it was the 20th anniversary of Linux and it seemed appropriate to finally make the jump to 3.0 in honor of that anniversary.

That's the very definition of arbitrary.
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Zpike

Jul 20, 2016, 1:03 AM
That's funny. You use an example of an excentric programmer known for bucking convention to justify a blatantly ignorant opinion you have applied universally to all of software development. There are standards for nearly every aspect of development, including versioning. Infact, version control software is an integral part of any development shop with any kind of a budget.

You could fill a library just with the books that have been written on object oriented design and self documenting code. Yet there are still a plenty of programmers whose only known design principal is spaghetti. The fact that some (or even many) programmers write crap code doesn't make design principals arbitrary any more than Linus Trovalds' decision to bump the kerne...
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Rich Brome

Aug 2, 2016, 2:47 PM
Correct. Samsung wants "S7" and "Note7" numbering to be in sync.
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Frank92101

Aug 4, 2016, 11:37 AM
The Note 6 was skipped due to they wanted to keep the current family of the "7"
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