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Samsung U.K. and HTC U.K. battle on Twitter while LG plays peacekeeper

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We wonder if Henry Kissinger would have been able to work out detente between Samsung U.K. and HTC U.K. Back in March, both sides attacked the other's flagship Android phone with Samsung tweeting that "Four is always better than One". HTC tweeted a response, "Plastic is not fantastic".

The battle started last March with this exchange of tweets
The battle started last March with this exchange of tweets

The battle started last March with this exchange of tweets


Both sides sniped at each other again on Friday and again the feud was made public on Twitter. HTC U.K. sent out a tweet reporting that the HTC One had won the award for 'Hottest Phone of 2013' at the Mobile Awards. Samsung U.K. replied by saying that HTC could have that one award because Samsung walked away with three. To which HTC tweeted a crack about how all of those fake reviews about its competitors that Samsung had paid college students to write, were finally paying off.

Fellow OEM LG decided to act like the only responsible adult in the room by sending a tweet to both Samsung U.K. and HTC U.K. that read, "Calm down dears! It's only a phone!"

If LG can bring peace between HTC and Samsung, perhaps the manufacturer should see what it might be able to accomplish in the Mideast.

LG plays peacekeeper on Twitter

LG plays peacekeeper on Twitter


Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

source:Twitter

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 23:57 30

1. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Wow, HTC is childish.. sad just sad. :/

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 00:49 42

16. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


But Samsung did indeed pay students for bad reviews on rival products. They deserve a little egg-on-face for that.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 02:41 20

28. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


And guess who's writing those tweets for HTC? A student paid by HTC

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 03:24 18

31. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Htc you're pathetic!You're lick Apple assss.Samsung have my respect, they fight with patent troll, but you..........One time I bought you're phone but never again.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:52 6

43. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


ppl was too dumb to continue supporting samsung. Even its been proven they cheat and manipulated the review. just like gsmarena, phonearena, etc.

they used to call apple fans as iship. perhaps they are the bigger ship now.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 09:34 3

55. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


If someone cheat and manipulate reviews on phonearena! Why You are still here!? The Verge waiting they love apple and iHtc

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 08:43 2

46. Jack58221 (Posts: 154; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


and HTC said it got an award, Samsung took the first jab with saying they let them have that one since Samsung took 3... didn't that make Samsung the childish one and thethird's comment also look childish?

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 08:45 2

47. Jack58221 (Posts: 154; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


and HTC said it got an award, Samsung took the first jab with saying they let them have that one since Samsung took 3... didn't that make Samsung the childish one and thethird's comment also look childish?

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 00:52 24

17. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


You can't judge a company by what a few employees said on Twitter

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 03:05 13

29. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


the fact that HTC ignited this issue bout winning that award. Not being biased. I know both companies are dissing each other but I think UK's Samsung and HTC twitter holders are childish.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 01:51 22

22. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Why single out HTC?? Samsung seems to have started it

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 02:37 14

27. esperanza (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


lol look at "@SamsungMobileUK" in HTC UK's first tweet. HTC seems to have started it.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 04:36 11

35. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Samsung started it by hiring those students and be paid just to bash HTC products....

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 04:49 10

39. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Yeh they started this twitter arguement from that......dude just shut up....

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 13:53 1

65. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


oh no! a paid butthurt student reacted! sorry for that. LOL

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 03:54 2

72. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Four is better then one was started by Samsung.....

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 09:48 1

56. ryq24 (Posts: 739; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Because many of those defending Samsung are paid by Samsung. They were caught in Taiwan. And it is highly possible they are here right now defending the motherland so they could get paid!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 20:34

68. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


do you know this is reallllllllllllllly common on South Korea???

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 02:13 7

25. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Whats the big deal this is very entertaining and pretty funny and no 1 is getting hurt i say keep it up!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 09:07

51. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Peace.

Samsung+Htc+Android=Ftw™

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 23:57 7

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Isn't this a old topic ?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 23:58 14

3. cripton805 (Posts: 1458; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


LOL

Silly LG.

hahaha who is this guy? I like this guy.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 00:00 6

5. cripton805 (Posts: 1458; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


With the photobomb blonde chick in the back like...

"Hehe... hi.."

^~^

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 23:59 10

4. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Haha HTC clinging on to the paying off reviewers thing and they still just can't admit that their product would still be 3rd place or lower, even with all the marketing and bought off reviews in the world.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 00:03 11

6. NightFelix (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


Google: All your Android are belongs to us!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 00:07 14

7. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


What they SHOULD be doing is directing all this energy at Nokia and Apple. You know, the two companies that keep taking shots at Android OEM's. Not bash each other when they're on the same platform selling the same core product.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 11:20 1

60. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


This is not about "the same OS". These are 2 companies who are directly competing with one another and the only thing they have in common is that their UI sits on top of Android. Like it or not, each Android manufacturer is in competition with one another just like they are with Nokia and Apple. There competition amongst each other is the reason you get 1080p screens, quad & octa core processors, boom sound, s-pen, etc. I say, let them wipe the floor with one another as long as they keep pushing the boundaries in the hardware and software department. Looking at the tweets, there was nothing mean spirited or evil about any of them. Now paying for fake reviews is a different story which has already been owned up to.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 00:10 9

8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Seriously, more examples of adults acting like kids... The same applies to both sides.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 00:15 5

9. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Kids fighting, while SONY concentrate and produce more good products.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 01:59 9

23. jaychildz (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Yea...about that

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