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Samsung score a victory over Apple

Samsung has had a pretty rough couple of week following its loss to Apple in a California district court. Samsung was found guilty of infringing on various Apple design patents and was ordered to pay $1.05 billion in damages. To add insult to injury, Apple is looking to add the flagship Galaxy S III to the banned list in the U.S.
 
Even with all of that bad news swirling around Samsung, the South Korean company can at least take solace in the fact that its Galaxy S III has knocked the Apple iPhone 4S off its perch as the best-selling smartphone in America.


Samsung Galaxy S III
 
"We believe this is the first month since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011 that it was not the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. market," said Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley.
 
However, Samsung's victory over Apple may be short-lived. Apple has officially confirmed a September 12 press event to announce the next generation iPhone. Sales will likely start towards the end of September.

Source: CNET



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By TakinYourPoints on 9/4/2012 9:53:41 PM , Rating: 2
Complaining about graphics is baffling, especially considering that the iPhone still has the best mobile GPU on the market, not to mention developers that actually take advantage of it.

Either way, UI complaints are grasping at straws. Many are happy with Windows XP, the thing that matters is application support. iOS is perfectly fine UI-wise, but its developer support puts it way over the top. If you want to tinker with your UI though, awesome, there are other choices for sure.

WP7/8 has an amazing UI, probably my favorite, but sadly I won't consider it until it gets better hardware and more developers.


By retrospooty on 9/4/2012 10:13:36 PM , Rating: 3
"the thing that matters is application support"

LOL, that is pretty amazing. The one most important thing just happens to be the one thing Apple has an advantage in. Wow, what a stroke of luck.

I guess those of us with the following things are just missing out on the great apps on IOS ;)

- Larger Screens
- Higher resolution screens
- Faster CPU
- 4G
- Better battery life (while powering larger screens)
- Better OS
- Better UI
- Prettier OS
- Faster Voice search (with more features to boot)
- Flexibility in OS (Tons of Custom ROM's, etc)
- Flexibility in hardware (qwerty models, removable batteries, larger models, smaller models, high end models, mid range models, cheap models)
- Micro SD card
- Micro USB
- Plug and play as a flash drive to copy files

That is a long list of advantages, but hey, apps are the most important thing right?


By Belard on 9/5/2012 5:18:34 AM , Rating: 2
Unless you have an iPhon5-new-whatever... your list is speculative.

Larger screen? Its longer, not larger. Not larger than most Android phones.

Higher resolution? Nope... just longer.

Faster CPU, should be, its new.

Better OS? Hard to judge. More opinion than fact.

Better looking UI? iOS hasn't changed in 5+ years. Its fine, it works... and is IS starting to look dated. But its also its selling point.

Much of your list is... blah.

The iPhone 5 will sell very well... that is for sure.


By retrospooty on 9/5/2012 8:21:55 AM , Rating: 2
I was sarcastically showing Androids advantages over the iPhone... That list is Android, not iPhone5.


By Belard on 9/5/2012 5:15:18 AM , Rating: 2
Download Launcher7 (google play store) - it even does things WP7/8 cannot do... rotate tiles to match orientation of the phone. User option to color individual tiles. My tiles are blue, but my CALL one is green.

Its free... its very nice.

So, I'm not buying a WP7 or WP8 device. Also with the HD resolution screen... the bland colors of WP7/8 is not going to cut it.


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