By Eric Breese
In absolute terms the iPhone franchise created $244 billion in value while Samsung created $83 billion. The others destroyed $37 billion.
They don’t brush their teeth in the morning – they file them.
GALAXY S III became smarter. It reads you and understand what you need. Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Direct Call, Double tap to top, S Voice will make you more convinient. What is your most wanted?
You know what they say about a guy with a big phone…
Says Provost on his proposed 3:2, 3.84” iPhone:
I don’t think either of these size increases are deal breakers. The 3:2 version is actually still narrower than the iPhone 3GS.
I’d take that. My main reason for disliking the idea of a larger screen on the iPhone is that the rest of the phone would become too large. keep it small, and manageable, and I’m in. Though I’d prefer to keep pixels-per-inch where it is. I feel like a decrease would be noticeable even if it was still “Retina.”
Chrome OS is not forgotten, it would seem.
Unfortunately, early-adopting Cr-48 owners are out of luck — the build of Chrome OS in question is only for Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks.
But those who adopted early are forgtten, it would seem. Why make a product if it can’t keep up with the times? I’m not sure how many Cr-48 owners are out there, but I can’t imagine they’re too pleased to learn that they’re no longer in the loop for updates. Of course, I would bet that the owners (both of them) of Chromebooks find ways around these rules.
Still, that’s a bad taste to leave in the mouth of your faithful customer.
There’s shit on your lens.
MG Siegler and Dan Frommer are among those discussing what Instagram for Android means.
This exposes something that is otherwise hard to expose: it’s either a lack of attention to detail amongst Android OEMs or a lack of caring. “Good enough” will never be the best.
While Siegler posted an earlier piece which wasn’t as clear about his views on the subject, he certainly clarified them later, in part by linking to a tweet from John Gruber with a comparison shot between a Galaxy Nexus and an iPhone 4S. There is, clearly, a quality difference.
Escaping the issue of how the photo was taken, it does highlight an issue: Android phones have shitty cameras, and OEMs need to fix this.
But Sielger also touches on the idea that Android photos will “pollute” the Instagram feed.
While I don’t believe that Siegler feels that his is because of the users themselves, it brings me to Frommer:
Until now, of course, it has been a glorious iOS-only social network of interesting photos, taken by interesting people. Because, of course, interesting people only use iPhones. And the people who use Android phones aren’t the type of people who would contribute beautiful or interesting photos to the world. Or something.
Again: The only photos you see in your stream are those you ask for. So if someone is posting stupid or ugly stuff, unfollow them! It’s pretty simple. There should be no social pressure to follow someone on Instagram if you don’t want to. If you haven’t learned from your Facebook mistakes by now, that’s your problem.
Agreed, and well put. There is this idea in the tech community that people who use less popular products are, in some way, lesser. Outside from being offensive, this escapes the point of technology: to bring people together and solve problems. To share. To express. Pitty fights over camera quality only slows progress forward. There’s a difference between competition and infighting.
HTC needn’t ring any alarm bells just yet, it’s a company with a strong portfolio of competitive products, both in the Android and Windows Phone markets, however its period of unconstrained growth seems to be at an end. Now the challenge for the company will be to stabilize its profits and ensure that they don’t drop any further.
I would disagree with that.
A 20% year-over-year drop over two months, especially during the holiday season, says very bad things. The situation isn’t a burning platform, but HTC is not on the Queen Mary, either. A lot needs to be done.
Samsung was lucky to gain traction and record profits. While there may be room for HTC to do just as Samsung did, streamlining needs to occur.
The success of Samsung comes primarily from its Galaxy line, not from the plethora of phones that are not Galaxy devices. HTC doesn’t have the recognition that “Galaxy” does.
More quality. Fewer devices.