Is Samsung overloading the Android market with devices?
- Galaxy WiFi 3.6
- Galaxy S II (~4.5" screen)
- Galaxy Note (5.3" screen)
- Galaxy Tab 7.7
- Galaxy Tab 8.9
- Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Tab 7.7 - 7.9mm thick, 11.8oz (335g)
- Tab 8.9 - 8.6mm thick, 16.6oz (470g)
- Tab 10.1 - 8.6mm thick, 21oz (595g)
1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
PhonArena, i think you need to edit this article.
You forgot to put the wave 3 in between the galaxy wifi 3,6 and the galaxy s2.¨
Please make this update.
2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Edited to make it clear that we're only talking Android devices...
37. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
It is all about Samsung..... go go gogogogo!
24. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
and peter keeps trying to tell us his opinions are unbiased :)
anyways, good article michael, it gives us something to chew on.
I dont completely agree with the tab 8.9. I think it has a safer spot than the tab7.7 in my own view. I currently use an 8.9 LG G-Slate and I think its the perfect balance between portability and screen real estate The 7s are just a big call-less phone to me and the 10s just seem to big for every day use. I take my 8.9 with me everywhere and dont even think twice about it. Ive heard a lot of people with 8.9's say the same thing.
Besides, the market is so small right now (we get blown away by "a few million sold" which sounds like a lot but is a drop in the bucket compared to the computer population), we dont really know what the best fits are... or if there is any.
Tablets are here to stay but we dont know which ones.. so samsung's "lets throw every size out and see what sticks" approach is a great way to actually see where the market will go when given a choice. If smaller tablets keep up in popularity, you can all but bet eventually even apple will offer a smaller model.
14. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)
Suppressors!!! You don't show the precious Bada to the public!!! You monsters!!! *rofl* :D
29. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
I hope bada and all of its research and data get destroyed in a firey plane crash. Its terrible.
34. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
won't happen. Lets hope that happens to google android instead, or maybe WP7 : D
49. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
lol Peter did you give yourself a thumbs up? Because I don't think anyone else would with that kind of comment.
58. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
didn't expect all those thumbs down ; )
I'm not taco or miz, ntheir favorite color is red. My favorite is blue : )
what was it in my post that you think deserves thumbs down ???
I only made a statement, and PA corrected the article to make it clear they are only talking about android devices.
3. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
Of course. Samsung is dumping out all their technologies very soon. Should wait at least like Sony ericsson. A life of their product should be at least a year. They just released galaxy s2 and now galaxy note very soon. Does this mean they don't value what they created yesterday.
5. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
No it means they know that it's different strokes for different folks. Plus us consumers should welcome a 6 month shelf life on this stuff. It means you get better products FASTER.
6. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
None of the products dies in 6 months. We buy handsets on contract for lesser prices so we can replace our shelf. Imagine those who spends more money in buying cellphones like asia and other regions. does your "us" means US peoples?
16. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
"None of the products dies in 6 months."
Really? Phones bought today aren't being outdone 6 months later with better features by the same manufacturer huh?
As for "those who spends more money in buying cellphones" its not like because your 6 month old phone is outdone does not mean you HAVE to go spend more money. It's choice.
And no us does not mean US peoples. It means people who decide to or not to buy a new phone.
35. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
Everybody needs a phone with at least a year time of life span. I'm a kind of person who changes cell phone once in 3 or 4 years. So i dont mind whatever they release. I use cellphone only to talk, text and data for finding the route or some stores nearby my area. I say that a great company like Sammy should give proper life to their products. It's applicable for all the companies not the Sammy
63. Piotrek007 (Posts: 80; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
Oh cmon ??!! How long it took to update galaxy S and start selling Galaxy S II ?? Like 1 year ?? And who will buy galaxy S now ? If the phone wont be for free no 1 will buy it... Phones dies... very fast I would say...
4. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
You can never have too many options.
There are quite a lot of Televisions to choose from but this question would never be posed.
7. evolutionqy7 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 May 2011)
For us yes more options is better.
For average consumers more options is just a headache.
If you ever worked for Carphone Warehouse or BestBuy mobile you would know that certain customers get their head friend from all the networks and the large amount of phones.
So too many options isnt always the perfect scenario
13. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
I could imagine it makes the phone selecting task more difficult for mom and pops but hey that keeps CW and BBm employee's employed.
TV's, Cars, computers, its all a headache for the uninformed.
8. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1052; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
I wouldn't say too many, i would say too many with not enough variation.
9. Sammy4ever (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
guys you got it all wrong about the "Note", it's the smartphone that every tech geek was dreaming of!!!! and i think it will face a huge success! first it's the same galaxy s2 with a bigger AMAZING screen, and a faster processor,better desingn, and a new innovation in the pen thing( maybe not new but stolen from htc flyer :p). so who would not want that just cz it don't fit in the pocket????? don't worry we love walking around and showing our amazing huge device without putting it in the pocket ;)
@peterfromsweden you're so phenomenal dude! so funny! what's your story exactly with bada???? yes maybe it's the samsung future but not now, it's still a newborn os and need some time to face the competition, even bada 2 is still very weak! don't say no like a stupid, that's the truth!!!!
10. tech-head (unregistered)
This is the main thing that makes me worry about android. I'm an iphone 3gs user who is eligible for upgrade. I really want a phone other than an iphone(boring os) but android tech moves way too fast. Who's to say that if I buy a SGII it wont be totally obsolete in a few months. :( 2-year contracts suck......and being stuck with an obsolete phone for 1.5 years really sucks. I'm almost hoping the iphone 5 is gimped so I can pick another phone.......lol.
17. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)
The Android ecosystem does move fast, but it's also very iterative. There will be better phones out a few months after you buy, but they aren't that much better as to make a big difference. I'm coming up on the end of my time with my Nexus One, and it's been a great phone for the past 18 months. When I upgrade to the Nexus Prime, it'll be a big jump, but my Nexus One has been a great experience throughout.
57. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I definitely agree with that. So if the newer phones aren't much better than the previous, I don't see why they should be released at all. Think of how much better the Droid Bionic could have been or how much faster it could have arrived to the market if Motorola had focused all of its resources on the device instead of half-assed pointless devices like the revamped Droid X. I'm definitely not recommending Apple's yearly cycle (I have my own negative opinions about that), but releasing new phones less frequently might even work in their favor. I really don't see why Android users are so happy happy about the speed in which new models are released.
@tech-head. I definitely sympathize with you tech-head. The Motorola Atrix was released only about 6 months ago and it already feels like old news. Hopefully Motorola keeps it up with the timely updates. Hopefully Samsung has time for once top devices like the vibrant, epic, and fascinate. Lots of "Hopefully's". Releasing less devices would solve these problems.
My recommendation is that if the iPhone 5 doesn't disappoint hardware-wise, you should buy it. You'll know for sure that Apple will treat the iP5 like gold. My iP4 is over a year old and I don't feel like its obsolete in any way. It's actually still up there competing with the big dogs and it probably shouldn't be.
And just to throw this in there, Android technology isn't moving as fast as people make it out to be. Based on the rumors, when the iPhone 5 launches, it will have the same specs as the top Android devices. The only reason why it feels like Android is moving faster is because more Android phones are released. Like Stuntman says, it's all an illusion. They're both going at the same speed.
64. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
1ghz dual core, 3.7 inch screen, stolen old android UI enhancements... = obsolete at launch.
66. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
In the browser speed tests posted by PA, the iPhone 4 was almost as fast as some dual core processor Android device, I seriously don't remember which but they're all the same so who cares. 1 ghz or 1.5 ghz doesn't matter. And let's not use the cop-out about Android being more complicated so it's slower. Total bullsh*t. A browser speed test is a browser speed test.
When the iPhone 4 launched, it was still the best device even though devices like the Evo and Droid X with their large screens, so what's the difference a year later.
And lastly, the iPhone was better than Android even without those UI enhancements. Apple coming out with notifications and OTA doesn't make iPhone any worse, it just gives consumers even less reason to buy an Android device. Customization really is the only thing Android has going for it, right now
67. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
nexus1 (2.2) vs captivate (2.2) vs iphone4
the iphone4 comes in last every time.
galaxyS2 (2.3) destroying the iphone4's browser
galaxyS 2 murdering the iphone4 and ipad2 in browser benchmarks by nearly 1/3rd more points
And here's the point. The ipad2 cant keep up with the SGS2. The iphone5 is using the same internals as the ipad2 if apples track record stays true. When the iphone5 launches, the nexus prime and its full 3d accelleration will be launched right behind it. The new iphone cant keep up with the SGS2 much less whatever the nexus prime brings to the table.
its out dated before it even started... and no, the iphone's performance is not "nearly" as good.. lol
68. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
and yea, android is more complicated and it does need more horsepower than the simplified iOS. If u cant accept the realities of a multitasking customizable OS vs a simplified non multitasking OS (the iOS4 is fake multitasking, not real, get over it) then you have lost your own arguement before it started.
Even with knowing that, the captivate which runs the same hardware as the iphone4 beats it every time.. the sgs2 murders it and the ipad2.
71. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The iOS4 is a better method of multitasking, get over it. Android's multitasking is nothing to be excited about. The customization you're talking about slows down the speed and runs down the battery., i think that's the point you're trying to make with more "complicated." I think it inefficient is a better word. So that means the videos you posted are probably theoretical speeds, haha. Results may vary.
As for the first video, the iPhone 4 was not faster than the Captivate or Nexus, but it was a pretty strong competitor. It may not be faster but it still had the best overall browser as you can see, even without flash.
And you're forgetting that software is just as important in speed as hardware. Take a look
This is iPad 2 running iOS 5 beta 2 significantly beating an iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.3. The video you posted had an iPad running iOS 4 because the video was posted May 22nd while iOS 5 beta 1 released June 6th. And acknowledge the fact that we're in beta 6 right now, so its possible that there are further enhancements to the browser. Does this change the argument up a little bit? Why yes it does!
This is a video of the SGII versus iPhone 4 running iOS 5 beta 5. The SGII does much better than the iPhone 4 at first, but things change up a lot. (This video looks a bit sketchy and I myself questioned its legitimacy, but I don't see how he could have doctored the results so I decided to just include this anyways :)
And the iPhone 5 may or may not have the same internals as the iPad 2. It'll most likely have the same processors, but there may or may not be other enhancements. Don't forget that Apple is not releasing the device in June like it usually does so its possible that there are updates.
And this is the reason why we wait until a device is launched before we make hard comparisons.
72. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Right now I don't know whether Samsung SGII or iPhone 5 will be faster, but I'm pretty sure it'll be very close. Whether or not iPhone 5 wins, it'll still be up there competing with the big dogs, which is what I'm looking for in my next device.
And I don't think the SGII is a bad device. I'm not the biggest fan of Android, but I've said plenty of times before that if the iPhone 5 disappoints (which I'm starting to doubt will happen as more rumors come in), then I won't hesitate to look into Android. I'm not stuck up in Apple's ass like you are in Android's.
There are many reasons to buy Android or iPhone, but in my opinion it comes down to widgets/customizations versus applications and their aesthetics/quality. For me personally, I rather play an addicting game or get lost in a useful applications instead of customizing my homescreen. And the best part is, the 4-5 months after an iPhone is released is usually followed by an influx of some of the best games and applications. I know my homescreen sucks, but you know what? I'm okay with it cause I probably have more fun with my phone than you do with yours. Of course I can't be 100% sure of that, but I know customization can only bring so much fun/satisfaction. I mean after you customize your homescreen and set up your widgets, what's next? What do you do when you're bored on a bus ride home or waiting in an extremely large line? Rearrange and customize some more? Or maybe play an over-hyped game like cut the rope or angry birds that's not even the best the App Store has to offer.
I feel like you're trying to convince yourself why Android is better because you sure ain't convincing me buddy. Just sayin'
73. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
iphone4 doesnt multitask. if its not true multitasking, it doesnt multitask.. end of story.
the iphone4 in the captivate video runs the exact hardware that the captivate runs as its an SGS1. The only difference is software in which android beats iOS.
So, the browser that doesnt load flash yet still LOSES is the better browswer?!?!?!? lolololol. In what world does that make sense?
Your comparing beta iOS software to release software. Gee wilikers, I bet Android 5.0 will be better than iOS 5.0 if u wanna play that game..lol. Save the iOS5 comparisons for Ice Cream Sandwich/android 4.0 as they will launch about the same time.
In the HERE and NOW the iPad2 and iphone4 get stomped by android. End of story.
And you have no idea how much my phone and I have while were alone.... err.. how much fun i have with my phone.. with games.. and stuff... :)
74. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Wow you 're so deranged. In the here and now? The iPhone 5 isn't even released yet! All I did was give a recommendation that said "if the iPhone 5 doesn't disappoint hardware-wise, you should buy it." That's all I said! I think that's a very fair comment to make, but your fanboyism kicked in right away and started challenging. You're the one who made the jump and started making very specific comparisons. Notice how I said "And this is the reason why we wait until a device is launched before we make hard comparisons."
And yes, I have no idea what you do with your phone. But from what I read about what Amdroid users like best about their phone, I can make an educated guess.
And the main reason for the speed was Froyo. Increased browser speed was a big focus on Froyo. Whether or not ICS will have major improvements to the browser at all is yet to be seen and you're assuming that 1. There will be improvements and 2. Those improvements will be very significant. My guess is probably not because from what I've been reading, browser speed isn't a prime focus. I'm very open about what I hate and love about iOS. In terms of multitasking, I have not a single complaint.
Why are you so tense? Just breathe and wait
75. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
E.N - "This is iPad 2 running iOS 5 beta 2 significantly beating an iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.3. The video you posted had an iPad running iOS 4 because the video was posted May 22nd while iOS 5 beta 1 released June 6th. And acknowledge the fact that we're in beta 6 right now, so its possible that there are further enhancements to the browser. Does this change the argument up a little bit? Why yes it does!"
iOS5 is not released yet. You are trying to say in this arguement that somehow because iOS5 beta on an ipad2 is faster than iOS4 somehow it changes the arguement that android 2.2/2.3 destroys iOS4 devices.
THAT is what i was responding to. Do you not even remember what you wrote? lol.
ICS has its main focus on hardware accelleration and making proper use of dual core set ups.. something that gingerbread and previous android iterations have not done. So while browser accelleration may not be a prime focus, all areas of android should be greatly improved.. which includes browser function.
Again, thats why I shot down your whole "iOS5 beta" argument as iOS5 and ICS are to go head to head... in the future. In the here and now its iOS4 vs Gingerbread. And in that fight, Gingerbread makes dessert out of iOS4 (like that double meaning dont ya!? :) )
Also, i love how you continually scream fanboy at anyone who dares not share your opinion. Sad that my opinion lines up nicely with every benchmark. Hmm...
78. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Okay remixfa, don't play Mr. Innocent. The reason why you posted the iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy was to say that because the that the iPad 2 is slower than the Samsung Galaxy, the iPhone 5 cannot be any faster. I basically threw your argument in the garbage. I even myself added that The Samsung Galaxy SII could be faster even with future improvements, but the difference probably will not be as significant as was shown in the video (I dont know what else you want from me). I gave you concrete evidence that there will be a major improvement of browser speeds. We have yet to see if ICS will provide major improvements in speed. Im sure Apple will include similar technology to make iPhone 5 utilize the dual core processor.
Coming out of left field and posting "1ghz dual core, 3.7 inch screen, stolen old android UI enhancements... = obsolete at launch" is something a fanboy would do. I'm not saying I'm not biased, but I make much more of an effort to play both sides than you do. Much more
The only thing I have left to say is......you started it, lol
82. KRONeage (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)
You can hardly be called a well informed consumer of CHOICE, if all you're honestly considering in reality is an iOS Device anyway. Get with the program, explore your options as you would hunting for a wife, a job, a house and or clothing design options. That's what Android offers and that's what Samsung offers..... WHY? Because they can!!!
No other manufacturer on the planet can offer as much CHOICE as Samsung. Simply because they are a top to bottom design, actual parts manufacturer and Product making Global Marketing Powerhouse. Next thing we'll be hearing are Apple iTrolls like you on Android related stories, is that Apple is the World's Most Valuable Company lame argument. Which is all HOG WASH Trash Talking Pimp Speak for them having a fatter speculated future in the stock market than how it relates to REAL LIFE TOTAL NET VALUE. You iDiots make a bigger case for Apple picking your pockets like some Gypsy Con Artist with all Steve's Infomercial Marketing than you do for Apple being the Best Company on the planet! .....which they're not even close to being the REAL MOST VALUABLE COMPANY.
Nothing Apple makes is required for us to continue to live and help build this World into a Better place to Live!!!
All of you need to get re-educated on just what Market Cap is and that it's really not an indication of true value to a product maker's customers at all. Only to it's stock holders and that's it. Most stock holders don't even buy or use a Company's products anyway. Market Cap is more like gamblers (share holders) going to a Casino to bet on their favorite sports team of choice than actually invest in them by buying their products. They all expect YOU to do that for them!!!
20. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
Well your 3gs was "obsolete" years ago so what would be the problem?
27. Stuntman (Posts: 754; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I think that the number of Android phones that come out just give you the illusion that an older Android phone is obsolete faster than an iOS phone. The newer Android phones coming out in only a few months later likely have smaller advances in technology compared to phones coming out a year or two later. If you get a phone now and someone else gets a newer phone that is released a month later, I would not consider your phone obsolete by any means.
Obviously if you want to have the latest and greatest phones all the time, you'll be buying a lot of phones over the course of a year. I don't think that many people would do this.
The phone that I am currently using was announced a year ago and was released where I live 10 months ago. I cerntainly do not feel that it is obsolete. I plan to keep using it for another year and a half at least.
11. eman99 (Posts: 238; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
i think its good to have all these devices, it gives consumers choices
18. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Choice is good, but what's the point of choice if there's no benefit to one device over any other (Note or Tab 8.9)?
22. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
Are there pros and cons to these device?
notebook, laptop, desktop, all-in-on pc?
50. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
size is all relative to the user. i love my 8.9 so nahnah na booboo. :) :)
21. Stuntman (Posts: 754; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I think it is good to have so many choices. It allows different people to find a device that closely suits their needs.
I think many of the criticisms in this artcle are not valid. For instance, the article says that devices with larger than 4.5" screens will likely not fit into a typical pocket. Well, if you want a device that fits into your pocket, you wouldn't buy such a large device. I don't see a lot of reviewers complaining that they cannot fit their 10" tablet into their pocket. If you want to get a device to fit into your pocket, you find one small enough. The different sizes of devices serve different roles and I would expect people to know that some devices are not suited for certain roles in terms of mobility and portability.
A good example is motorized vehicles. They come in all shapes and sizes from a simple motor attached to a scooter to motor cycles, sedans, vans, trucks, and more. Granted there isn't a large market for a vehicle with dozens of tires that are designed to move houses. A sedan or mini-van seems to be amongst the most popular sizes of vehicles. This variety is increasing for mobile devices. I think this variety is good for the consumer.
28. Stuntman (Posts: 754; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I find that sometimes, sense is less common than I would think. :)
30. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)
You're exactly right, if you don't want a device that won't fit in your pocket, you don't buy it. But, that's exactly my point: a phone should be a pocket-sized device, and the Galaxy Note is too big for that purpose. But, the Note is also too small for most tablet functions because it doesn't have the screen real estate. Therefore, it's a device that doesn't have much of a future because it's caught in between two use cases.
42. Stuntman (Posts: 754; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I don't expect that every size of device is going to have the same popularity. Still for a 5.3" device with a stylus, there will be some people who would be interested. It may be too small or too big for some people, but there will be some who would want it.
You feel that a phone should be pocket-sized. Well, if a pocket-sized phone is too small for some people, those people would accept a larger-sized phone that is not pocketable. There are ways to carry a phone around without needing to put it into a typical pocket.
There are trade-offs you have to make when choosing a device. Some people will be willing to make the trade-off to get a large screen phone that does not fit into a pocket. If they want it enough, they will find a way to carry it around even if it is less convenient than putting it in your pocket.
44. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)
That does seem to be Samsung's philosophy "someone out there will probably want it", but I'm just not sold that's the best business strategy or the best consumer strategy. Samsung is putting a lot of resources into making all of these different devices, but it still hasn't proven reliable in pushing out software updates for those devices.
I'm just saying that rather than add to consumer confusion in order to put out a device that maybe someone somewhere will want, it might be better to focus efforts a bit more.
And, on the consumer side, if you're going to go with a device that won't fit in your pocket, why make the trade-off for a tweener device like the Note? Why not just get a free feature phone and a tablet? If you're already planning to have a bag with a device in it at all times, the Tab 7.7 would seem like a far better option.
51. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
what is "pocketable" anyways? the note is smaller than the streak in over all size right? many people who bought the streak found it very pocketable. I think most guys wear pants that generally have a large pocket.
Sure, the phone isnt going to be for girls and their tight jeans or that cowboy with his starched wranglers, but to the average guy, most could pocket it. Even my dress pants have pretty deep pockets these days.
25. Pugs53 (unregistered)
You and the author are missing the point. Samsung is doing the right thing. For example. I know a few people who wuld like to get the Samsung GX 10.1 but the price is a killer. If they can get they 8.9 at $100 or $150 less, I and a lot of friends would go buy it today.
Same for phones. Some people are OK with wifi only, some are not. Some prefer Verizon over ATT, some Sprint. As a technology buyer for my company, we look for options. I know of an application now that we would like to run on a tablet. We tested both on iOS and Anroid. However both the Galaxy 10.1 and iPad 2 are too expensive for the volumes we want to get. If the 8.9 is available and less costly, we could deploy today.
The industry is evolving quite fast. This has to be considered in association with the fact that the economy is in a slump. Suppliers must provide flexibility for different segments of the society. That is the way we will cotinue to evolve. Aplle has done well up to ow, but they have seen the light. They have decided to lauch a few more devices including some cheaper units with less fuctionality and lower price. That is what we will see over the next 3 years.
31. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)
If that were the case, then sure it makes sense, but as is the difference in price between a 10.1 and 8.9 is about $30. The price variation doesn't make any sense.
26. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
I don't think Note will flop like Deal Streak 5 did. Streak failed because of lackluster spec it got, not just because of screen size. On many android forums, there are already a lot of buzzing building up on Note due to its incredible spec better than SGS2.
32. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Better specs don't mean anything if the device is awkward to carry with you.
33. joe45 (unregistered)
yes Samsung not only makes too much "crapplastic" devices..but copied apple's ideas..some of them
36. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
Hey guys. Are Nexus devices normally launched in America at the same time as other countries? What are the chances that Nexus Prime will come out in the U.S. this year?
Also does Droid Prime == Nexus Prime? Surely Verizon won't this exclusive....right?
39. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)
DROID Prime is the Verizon branded Nexus Prime. it will have a limited exclusive, but I'd bet the Nexus Prime hits other carriers by December.