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Samsung records record profit for latest quarter, becomes world's top smartphone manufacturer

0. phoneArena 27 Apr 2012, 01:22 posted on

Samsung reported hefty profits of $5.2 billion for its March quarter, a gain of 81% from the prior year; operating profit from the mobile division rose to $3.8 billion while the division's revenue soared 86% year over year...

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:47 1

61. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You do realize how much is at stake if Apple is cast in any negative light, right? Right now their stock is at astronomical highs, and it's owned by a LOT of people. If that stock drops, and keeps dropping, a ton of people are out a ton of money.

I mean, just go through CNN techs articles on Apple and Google, and forget for that time that you hate Google and love Apple to bits. The pattern becomes evident pretty quickly.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:50 1

63. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're an android nut if you think there's an anti Google conspiracy in the media.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:54 1

66. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I take it you refuse to check out CNN tech and at least see if there's a pattern?

You're an Apple nut if you think that no one at CNN has any Apple stock.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:07 1

72. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Haha sad

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 17:48 1

95. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


taco, heres the funny thing

the first article, saying that samsung won.. was referenced from APPLEINSIDER through strategy analytics. A pro apple website. The report saying apple won comes from isupply... whoever the heck that is. and how do they get numbers different from others? If i posted up a chart saying Nokia had a come from behind victory and sold 40 million lumias.. does that make it true because its on the internet?

They both say samsung sold the same amount of handsets total, just the different smartphone numbers.. which means they think they had a huge spike in dumbphone sales...

which is more likely? a huge spike in dumbphone sales or a rise in smartphone sales.. in an environment where smartphones are becomming dirt cheap?
your own pro apple website is saying samsung won. think about that.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:36 1

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hi my name is Sniggly. I'm okay with any ESTIMATES that say android wins, but any ESTIMATES that say otherwise is biased crap and obviously payed for by Apple.

Lol lol

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:43 1

56. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hi, I'm Taco. I think that quoting a secondary sources which quotes my first source and ignores the source that contradicts my claim is not only unbiased, but also counts as a second source.

I also think that the G1 is identical to the iPhone. Nuff said.

Are we done being childish yet, Taco?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:49 1

62. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I was legitimizing the source by showing CNN had also used it.

This is off topic and you've already been reported, but the G1 was totally redone to be more like an iPhone. Google couldn't innovate on its own.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:58 2

69. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Google can't innovate on its own? What do you call Project Glass, or Majel (which Google has been working on for three times as long as Apple has to bring Siri around)?

And reporting me? For what? You're such a crybaby.

And one more time: what resemblance, other than the touchscreen, does the G1 bear to the iPhone? Last chance to provide a legitimate response.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:06 2

71. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It's the UI not the form factor. Samsung is the one that focused on copying Apple's form factor.

Just the fact that google changed from a blackberry form factor to a touch centric UI with multi touch and took Apple's patented gestures proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt to any non biased person.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:12 1

75. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


THIS POST AGAIN!?

look sigs cut out the conversation with this guy its not worth a nicle

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:08 1

73. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Majel you mean the Siri copycat. Way to prove Google can innovate. Lmao you can't be serious.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:17 2

76. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You did read the part where Google was working on Majel long before Siri ever came out, right? No, of course you didn't. No one can be so stupid as to claim that a project Google started before the Apple equivalent is an example of Google copying Apple. Can they?

And really? The UI? what in the UI copied IOS? And what about the evidence that Google had touchscreen prototypes around the time the Blackberry prototype was outed?

A truly unbiased person would pay attention to these facts.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:26 1

78. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Siri comes out first and now Google wants to come out with a personal assistant. Sure no copying there.

What in the UI? You can't be serious. How about every single touch gesture. Now you'll claim that those gestures are the most obvious except they weren't obvious until Apple came out with them.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:45 2

81. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh holy s**t, Taco. You really ARE that stupid. How can you miss, TWICE, that statement that Majel has been in the works LONGER THAN SIRI?!

In order for your claim to work, Google would have had to send someone back in f**kING TIME after seeing Siri.

And gestures can be common sense, and some of the common ones, like pinch to zoom, weren't invented by Apple. Also, I was discussing the look of the UI. If a touchscreen and gestures is all you can come up with, you have a sad case indeed. Just like Apple.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:11 1

74. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Like I've said before, saying that Google didn't take any cues from iOS is completely stupid, but also saying that Google copied apple is just as stupid.

companies take ideas from each other apple does it all the time, so why when apple takes an idea is the most obvious step but when Google does it is copying?

also saying Google does not innovates is another dumb point

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:18 2

77. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Companies do take cues from each other. Windows improved their touch phones, but did it in their own way. Google just mimicked iOS.

Apple of course takes things as well. Notification bar is obvious. Difference is I don't deny the obvious while fandroids swear up and down android is completely unique and is so superior to ios when all the facts prove otherwise.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:46 1

82. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


your problem is simple you refer yourself as "I" but use the fanroid term to label every android fan when Apple fans are known (not necessarily you) for saying apple does to take ideas from everyone.

can you explain much more deep why android copied iOS because I saw the G1 and the concept was different. the way the OS operates was different, the only common thing was icons

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 14:10 1

84. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


When I say fandroid I don't mean all android fans. I'm talking about the raging lunatics that think everything android is perfect and usually have a blind hatred towards Apple.

Android took core concepts from ios such as touch gestures, transitions like kinetic scrolling along with the idea of an app store, how they're icons are layed out etc.

Now after android has added their own things like widgets, navigation etc. the core ideas of android however come from Apple in its current version.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 15:51 1

87. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


1. app stores where already something that existed, on example is Vcast or 3RD party app stores for Symbian what apple did was creating a better way to manage the stores

2. android has some transitions from iOS thats one of the things i say they borrowed

3. icon layout is NORMAL an example here with p910
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4011/4359746644_db0282a4c3.jpg its space efficient

4. so windows phone does not have core stuff like scrolling? or transitions? some of this things became a standard just like mail push, and contact sync

the problem is that you have prejudged the way android operates to the point you just think it operates like iOS

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 17:31 1

91. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Windows does have things as well but they at least made an attempt to be unique

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 19:17 1

105. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


can you please go in detail on why android is not unique? or even better can you explain how android runs?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 16:57 1

88. tedkord (Posts: 12217; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not that is completely unique - that it isn't a copy. Android did take cues off iOS, switching to a touchcentric OS.

But, like iOS with smartphones before it, they did it differently. Widgets, true multitasking, sideloading, full customization, etc...

And don't give me the whole patented Apple gestures. Firstly, patenting a gesture is absurd. Patenting the way the OS interface interacts with the gesture, sure, but not thew gesture itself. Regardless, we've already shown how iOS copied swipe to unlock off Neonode. So, yes - the gestures are obvious.

Finally, app stores are hardly an Apple creation. There were third party sites to buy WinMo apps years before the iPhone. Forcing all developers to sell through their app store is an Apple creation, but that's not one I want Android to emulate.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 17:32 1

92. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Side loading. Yea big innovation there

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 18:01 2

99. tedkord (Posts: 12217; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Who said innovation? I pointed it out as how Android was very different from iOS. If you can't even follow the topic, how can we discuss it?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:42 1

55. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


how hard it is to post the "actual profits" rather than giving estimates.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:43 1

57. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Maybe Samsuck has something to hide

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:47 3

60. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


grow up already

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:51 1

64. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Might want to talk to your buddy Sniggly who thinks there's an anti google conspiracy going on lol

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:54 3

67. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


you are the one doing impersonations in here, and The One using the Samsuck name, the only kid I see in here is you

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