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Ellen's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sends out the most popular tweet in history

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Ellen's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sends out the most popular tweet in history
Samsung could not have asked for Ellen Degeneres to do a better job hosting the Academy Awards. Whether or not she was instructed to do so by Samsung, who was a key sponsor of the show, Degeneres twice took selfies during the telecast with her Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The second time, she gathered several members of the famous members of the audience together to take a selfie using the front-facing snapper on the phablet. Ellen then said that she would send the picture out as a tweet and instructed the huge television audience to re-tweet the message in an attempt to break the record for most popular tweet of all time.

As it turns out, it was mission accomplished for Degeneres, whose tweet can be found below. The message from @TheEllenShow broke the previous record which showed President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embracing after the president won re-election in November 2012. Ellen's tweet actually "broke Twitter" as the ensuing traffic surge caused the messaging application to go down for a few minutes.

In case you're wondering who is in the picture on the record breaking tweet, you can see Ellen, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt and others. By the way, we'd say that Ellen did a fabulous, if understated job, which certainly cleared the stench left over from Seth McFarlane's hosting job last year.

While the Oscars has its usual set of winners and losers, Samsung was the big winner in the mobile space. Besides getting as much free publicity from Ellen as possible, the Korean tech titan debuted ads for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. Each 30 second spot cost the manufacturer $1.8 million. Samsung bought 5 minutes of airtime for Sunday night's show.


source: @TheEllenShow, @BarackObama via Forbes

UPDATE: Well, no sooner does the telecast end then it was revealed that while Ellen might have been using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on stage, backstage she was employing her Apple iPhone. That's show biz!

source: Gizmodo

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posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:28 34

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7412; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Best phone ever. :')

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:33 14

4. HouTexan (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Without question.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:53 12

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Agreed!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:07 7

18. Tizen007 (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


AGREED.
TO HATERS..
Heart beat sensor is not "only" a gimmick its innovation.
A gimmick is technology and technology is innovation. You can't categorize that into different things.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:28 1

41. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=si.modula.android.instantheartrate

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 12:55 1

58. hurrycanger (Posts: 793; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Some people out there think the phone's camera can do better than a sensor built specifically for heart rate measuring, I guess.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:08 1

19. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1094; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


fake?
http://9gag.com/gag/aVO2K0P?ref=fbp

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:53

27. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Whoa whats that?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:15 1

30. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1094; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


what's what?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 03:17 1

37. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Post #19

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:18

22. Achilis (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


No Doubt

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 03:59 1

39. superduper (Posts: 121; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


Ellen's Galaxy Note 3 didn't last long...

http://tinypic.com/r/aysqr9/8

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:37 1

45. mrblah (Posts: 405; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


So great she switch to iPhone back stage lol

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:43 1

48. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6142; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


awesome pic with a awesome phone

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:29

52. AnukulVcool (Posts: 117; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


NO! :D

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:33 12

2. LiyanaBG (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


i have a note 3 and i love it. its the best samsung device to date .

its one of the best phones out now.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:03 15

11. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Right! And it will still be the best smartphone out there 'til the Note4 is released imo. There'll be better smartphones in term of hardware released by then, but the Note experience is extremely hard to beat! LG is trying to adapt Samsung's features on its smartphones, in vain. Samsung is the only one that's exploiting Android's full potential.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:37 7

23. utg001 (Posts: 31; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I don't like Samsung that very much especially after S4, I'm more of a WP fan. But on Samsung's Note, I have to admit that it has got one hell of interface, simply beautiful. Nothing beats that.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:57 1

42. dratomic (Posts: 436; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


its THE best

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:33 10

3. Sauce (unregistered)


This is because of Ellen and the celebs.
The face of the celebs, not the face of the phone.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:36 17

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7412; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Give Samsung the credit it deserves.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:40 9

6. Sauce (unregistered)


What credit lmao? No really... Show me where this tweet mentions Samsung.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 04:58 3

40. Heatfan316 (Posts: 332; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Look at your avatar! What an iBot loser. Sounds like crying like a little baby.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 12:22 1

57. Sauce (unregistered)


Butthurt fanboy is butthurt!!

ellll ohhhh ellll

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:47 3

54. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7412; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The credit for being able to pull off such a great marketing campaign? Besides Sony pictures, the only big name was Samsung, Samsung, Samsung.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:21 3

14. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 156; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I wouldn't give them credit. Have you seen the picture? The skin tones came out all out of whack and its blurred from the outer sides. Nothing to brag home about.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:54 2

51. tech2 (Posts: 1798; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You do know that's taken from 2MP front cam right ?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/ellen-degeneres-takes-oscars-selfie-with-every-alister-in-existence-9164456.html

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:34 2

44. GTR722 (Posts: 222; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Papa, cry moar, Samsung time is over.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:48 4

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7412; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I love hearing this comment every year lol.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 12:57 1

59. hurrycanger (Posts: 793; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


What do you love about it? You're weeeirrrd. xD

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:45 6

8. newbey123 (Posts: 380; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


It's because of Ellen and the stars, has nothing to do with the crapsung. Talk about desperation.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:43 4

7. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


king of plastic! Yey!!!

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:54 15

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 2577; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Plastic don't put people in hospital killing quite a few of them.

I wonder what their ifan feel about this. "They holding it wrong?" Or what? Hoax!? Lol!

Remember what's goes round comes around! You are next!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:14 18

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


C'mon. Polycarbonate is more suitable for smartphone than any other material. It is light, durable, heat and corrosion resistant, flexible to a certain extent, which means that it can absorb shock, doesn't conduct heat nor electricity and doesn't interfere with signals.
What does aluminium has over polycarbonate other than a "premium" feel in hands?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:49 17

16. SleepingOz (unregistered)


And based on your logic, if the Note 3 is the king of plastic, the 5C must a plastic failure then..

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:48 7

25. N3Z1droid (Posts: 77; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)


You mean that 5Crap of plastic? That junk really awfull...

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 12:59 1

60. hurrycanger (Posts: 793; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


5C: one of the ugliest phones, all thanks to Apple's design.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:44 1

49. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6142; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


At least you can remove the battery unlike some phones

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:17 3

13. Kishin (Posts: 579; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I watched it she had a white Note 3....

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:28 15

15. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Still wp fans will say lumia 1520 kills Galaxy Note 3. Lol, in their dreams. It takes more than specs to match note 3.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:47 1

50. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6142; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And the OSCAR goes to GALAXY NOTE III

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:56 3

17. androiphone20 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


"backstage she was employing her Apple
iPhone. That's show biz!"

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:09

20. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1094; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


good c

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:13

21. ezfidel (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Been using the Lumia 1520 and bought the note 3 on Craigslist for 360 cause I love the back of it, it looks elegant from the back. I'm trying to really like it but its glitchy. Its smooth at times and stutters with simple things like opening up texts. I had decided to sell it and go back to the 1520 but after reading these posts about how good note 3 is ill give it a second chance.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:07 1

29. livyatan (Posts: 657; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Hey, was that Note on KitKat?
Trust me on KitKat everything is running perfectly..even the dreaded Samsung stock messaging app is finally sorted out.

BUT did you know you can replace the default texting app?
I use textra.. far smoother and prettier than stock(with its hideous smiling contact icons)

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:25 4

32. joey_sfb (Posts: 2577; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Android need new phone or a wipe/factories reset plus a partition cache wipe.

When you understand these jargon you will not have problem with Android phone.

My friend bought a second hand galaxy s3 having software problem. With his permission I help him do a wipe/hard reset. Now he is a happy s3 user. Most user that buy second hand phone has this problem hope Google will clean up this portion of their code and be less geeky about it.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:47 1

24. DnB925Art (Posts: 142; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I remember when the Original Note came out, not just all the "tech writers" made fun of it, but many of the people in the tech community made fun of it as well. I currently own both Note 1 and Note 2 and it still is the best phone out there (skipped the Note 3 since the Note 2 is still going strong and does everything I want, but will be getting the Note 4).

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:50 7

26. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I admit note 3 looks better than xperia z1, one max and galaxy s5(the latter based on photos) just because how compact it is, how slim the bezels are. It doesnt feel like it is 5.7 inch phablet. The leather like back is sleek. Galaxy s5 with same design as note 3 would have rocked. Modern glam my a**.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 08:53

43. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


Gotta agree with you on the note having a better look than s5 but the z2 is also good looking and the max have something wrong with it and the good thing about the note that it's compact even with a big screen it can fit in your hand

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:58 3

28. livyatan (Posts: 657; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Meryl Strep and Julia Roberts are the best parts of the photo, author.

Anyway, here's a thought..even the most famous and rich people can't have a better phones than us ordinary citizens.
They can have Rolls Royce's home theater tv's, but the things they use the most are just like ours.
And that is pretty great thing about the mobile phone revolution..It is a great equalizer in a way.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:25

31. monkeytown (Posts: 97; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


samsung should thank her,
they need all help they can get for their new awesome S5 :D

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:43

53. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Samsung paid her (or them) to do that.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:42 1

33. jibraihimi (Posts: 659; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Update is more interesting than the post itself, enough to burst the bubble of samsung's fan......

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:49 5

34. TechFreak123 (Posts: 82; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Only shows how the iPhone's front camera is a huge flop.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:41

47. mrblah (Posts: 405; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


the sam phone is blurry

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:56 1

35. nexusdude (Posts: 142; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Seth was hilarious last year. Plus, there wasn't a single Oscars host who hasn't been bashed yet. Including Ellen.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 03:03 1

36. dmakun (Posts: 141; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


Great phone the galaxy note 3

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 03:50 1

38. wando77 (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I love how Ellen had no idea that tilting the phone on its side would get them all in the pic. That Bradley guy kept trying to tell her and in the end took the phone and tilted it....haha

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 12:10

56. ezfidel (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Im on 4.3. I didn't know kit Kat was out for note 3. I'm using textra now thanks I'm loving it.

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