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Samsung wants to stay on its A game to beat Apple

Samsung sees that Apple is making an aggressive push into China, and will pump up the competition with powerful new 64-bit Galaxy products in order to keep Apple at bay. 

Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung’s mobile business chief, confirmed that Samsung wants to expand its business in the Chinese smartphone market during a meeting in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul.
 
“Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries,” said shin.

Apple will sell its latest iPhones through China Unicom and China Telecom while also talking with China Mobile, which has a customer base over twice the size of the U.S. population. In fact, Chinese regulators gave the final required license for the iPhone to work on China Mobile Ltd's mobile network this week.

Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung plans to pursue the market with competitive products in hopes of swaying users from buying Apple's iPhones. For instance, Shin said the next set of Samsung Galaxy smartphones would feature 64-bit processors for more power and speed.

“Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality,” said Shin.

In addition, Samsung will hold a launch event for its latest 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 "phablet" in China.

Apple, on the other hand, just recently announced its iPhone 5S, which also features a 64-bit processor (the ARM-based A7). This will offer the market a high-end smartphone with enough power to run complex games and applications. 
 
As of the end of the second quarter, Samsung was the top smartphone seller in China with 19.4 percent of the market while Apple’s share was just 4.3 percent.

Source: The Korea Times



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Wait for it...
By JasonMick (blog) on 9/12/2013 10:47:50 AM , Rating: 5
"Today Apple announced it was filing a new suit against Samsung for "shamelessly copying" its invention the 64 bit processor. An Apple spokesperson said that Apple was seeking at least a billion dollars in damages. He also said that Apple was considering suits against Intel and AMD after discovering they may have also stolen its 64 bit processor invention. When asked what benefits a 64 bit processor provides for a 1 GB phone the spokesman replied, "It's magical.""




RE: Wait for it...
By sleepeeg3 on 9/12/2013 11:36:45 AM , Rating: 2
Just when I was going to upvote your post, it was moved to the top and magically given full points. Interesting...


RE: Wait for it...
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 9/12/2013 12:38:41 PM , Rating: 2
"Full points" is a 6


RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/12/2013 11:51:32 AM , Rating: 3
"We invented the 64-bit processor!" OMGWTFBBQ this had me rolling around on the floor laughing.

So.... what does Obama have to say about this?


RE: Wait for it...
By testerguy2 on 9/12/13, Rating: -1
RE: Wait for it...
By extide on 9/12/2013 4:35:35 PM , Rating: 2
Did you even read the whole post you quoted?


RE: Wait for it...
By Cheesew1z69 on 9/13/2013 8:54:13 AM , Rating: 2
Doubt it, he is the type he sees the word Apple and goes into a blind rage of defense of them no matter what.


RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/13/2013 1:24:01 PM , Rating: 2
Apple Sux! Apple Sux Apple Sux!

.... waiting for it :D


RE: Wait for it...
By Any14Tee on 9/15/2013 12:04:34 PM , Rating: 2
Manchurian Candidate, please don't give him a pistol!


RE: Wait for it...
By Reclaimer77 on 9/12/2013 2:40:55 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Wait for it...
By Shig on 9/12/2013 5:12:32 PM , Rating: 2
You need a 64bit OS to address more than 3GB of ram. That's all I care about.

8GB-16GB phones and tablets, yes please


RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/13/2013 12:59:12 PM , Rating: 2
You can address 4GB with a 32-bit OS.

(don't look at Windows usable memory - that is misleading)


RE: Wait for it...
By xdrol on 9/13/2013 2:33:34 PM , Rating: 2
You can even address 4 PiB with PAE (52 bit address space) with an appropriate 32 bit OS. (Each process will be still limited to 4 GB, unless the process itself supports PAE.) The "best" 32 bit server Windows (2003 Datacenter edition) supports 128 GB.

(The funny thing is, the current 64 bit implementations only have active 48 address bits, so limited to 256 TBs..)


RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/13/2013 3:16:33 PM , Rating: 2
Hmm PAE, I guess I should have said 'directly address' :D
shop.

Doubtful that such a thing exists for ARMv7 though. Android & iOS will need to go full 64GB to support a linear 64bit memory space - no PAE for them.


RE: Wait for it...
By superstition on 9/12/2013 9:06:15 PM , Rating: 1
Just when I was going to point out the interestingly different tone of the comments reacting to Samsung's 64-bit bit plans (contrasting with the dramatic Apple bashing in the Apple topic)... you provide me with more evidence.

The irrational anti-Apple animus is amusing to see. I find it droll that so many apparently view Samsung as being a superior company. I wonder how long it will take for hating Samsung to become cool around here...


RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/13/2013 1:32:01 PM , Rating: 2
The anti-Apple animus is not because of the products, but it is because of Apple's anti-competitive nature in running their business.

I personally have not issue with Apple's products, though I would not own one since they do not include the features I want to see. Beyond that though, I do not like Apple's litigation-based business model and refuse to support it with my wallet. I admit that Samsung can be just as bad as Apple in this regard, but they have not always been like this. The litigation-based business model is something that Apple has taught them the hard way. Apple on the other hand has had this attitude since they first marketed their original Macintosh computers.


RE: Wait for it...
By superstition on 9/13/2013 9:37:25 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, nonsense.

Besides, it's not Apple that created an inept judiciary -- one that can't handle tech cases properly because the judges don't know technology well.

Pretending that Samsung is some sort of poor innocent who had no choice but to play dirty is beyond silly. I suppose Apple taught them how to hire people to write fake reviews, too? Apple taught them to quote .15 watt power usage figures for SSDs that use over 5 watts when writing? Apple taught them how to make a panel lottery for their televisions, so buyers don't know what they're getting for their money?

No. The anti-Apple animus here is an extension of the old religious war between the "PC" platform and the Mac platform.


RE: Wait for it...
By superstition on 9/13/2013 9:41:35 PM , Rating: 2
Apple also certainly isn't responsible for the brokenness of our patent system. Talk to your elected representatives and get them to fix the problem.


RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/14/2013 7:25:59 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe Apple didn't create the broken patent system, but they are very adept at exploiting it. Look back at the rampant lawsuits when Apple tried to sue Microsoft for stealing the idea of Windows from them. Apple has a long history of malicious litigation friend.

Samsung isn't innocent (didn't I say that?), however they did not really start abusing the broken patent system in earnest until until AFTER Apple smacked them several times with IP-related suits.

Not sure what this grief is about:
quote:
Pretending that Samsung is some sort of poor innocent who had no choice but to play dirty is beyond silly. I suppose Apple taught them how to hire people to write fake reviews, too? Apple taught them to quote .15 watt power usage figures for SSDs that use over 5 watts when writing? Apple taught them how to make a panel lottery for their televisions, so buyers don't know what they're getting for their money?


Show me a major company, any major company, that doesn't pull out every stop to show their products are better than their competitors regardless of the 'honesty' of it. You think Apple hasn't pulled an even longer list of stunts? You really aren't that naive are you?

Personal view: Apple isn't hated for its products. Apple is hated because it it run by wankers. They have been this way for a very, very long time.

Yes, yes, Samsung has it's fair share of wankers too and is as prone as any other major company to bending unwritten rules in the name of market penetration.


RE: Wait for it...
By superstition on 9/22/2013 11:02:12 AM , Rating: 2
Apple is hated here because of the old Mac vs. PC religious war.


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