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US carriers driving a hard bargain over the Samsung Galaxy S II, says executive

0. phoneArena 08 Jul 2011, 04:34 posted on

"Negotiations with American telecom companies have dragged on" about the Samsung Galaxy S II arrival on US shores, one Samsung executive was quoted saying. Motorola's handsets are preferred as more experienced with CDMA connectivity, it seems...

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posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:45 2

104. rtrhurtjut (unregistered)


Because they both use Android doesn't mean their views are the same, unlike you and all the other iSheep. :)

What the Galaxy S only came out 2 months ago? What are you talking about. I believe it came out last year and they release a new version everey year. Just like Apple.

But hey, you just wanted to find a way to insult Sasmung huh? Silly little sheep.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:53 2

106. iSheepHunter (Posts: 55; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


No, you fail. They are not iSheep because they like Apple. They are iSheep because they posted a lhying statistic about Apple.

I don't see how he's a troll when this Article is about the galaxy s 2 and has nothing to do with Apple but there are Apple fans here. AND the sheep responded first with a LIE. What you said made no sense.

I repeat, this is a Galaxy S 2 article. So if anyone was trolling it would be Apple fans. But they weren't. They are just expressing their opinion, as long as they are not lhying.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 18:02 1

109. iSheepHunter (Posts: 55; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Yep because Apple was the first to try to block somebody from importing products somewhere.

Of course you think Apple did it first, you're an iSheep. You guys think Apple did evryting first. :)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:57 1

107. iSheepHunter (Posts: 55; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


And if I name some that Apple copies, you'll deny it. So what if he does?

"So I'll just say that the court already looked at Apple's complaints and validated it to be true :)"

Apple won the case? I didn't know. I think they only got the phones because tha'ts the only way they could possibly prove their point.

That's just my opinion. Repeat: MY OPINION.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 18:59 2

114. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


530gemini, gemini, gemini. Where to begin? Ok sales figures are not everything. Your iSheep brain thinks that BUT it's not. My point is that over all the Samsung Galaxy S II is a BETTER phone from head to toe. iSheep will buy anything because they are mindless. If Shepherd Steve Jobs takes a sh*t & slaps an Apple logo on it, iSheep WILL buy it. No questions asked. That is what I mean when I call someone an iSheep. They are delusional folks. iSheepHunter is not contradicting me, he is making a point that the iPhone 4S or 5 better be killer, because it has to contend with the Galaxy S II. If not then the Galaxy S III will sh*t on it. Samsung is not going to copy the iPhone 4S or 5, they have a huge wildcard up their sleeve that Apple will never be able to understand. That is why Samsung is so confident about the Galaxy S III. Samsung is not waiting on Apple at all they just want to laugh once the iPhone 4S or 5. C’mon 530gemini you need to try harder than that. Please next time don’t embarrass yourself! Apple is afraid of Samsung whether you like it or not. If they had no fear then banning the Galaxy S II would be the least of their worries! iSheep always hopping around never making sense! lol

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 20:00 1

118. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wait a minute, cheeseycheeser (great name) you are saying I am a TROLL for commenting on an Android article? Really? You have got to be kidding me! lol This is so funny that I even have to reply to you. The iSheep here are instigating in an Android article you fool! lol The iSheep are the ones TROLLING around. I can't believe I need to explain this to you. If you are so unbiased why on this good Earth are you even giving your 2 cents? cheeseycheeser you are a hypocrite to say the least. If you are unbiased then be unbiased, don't interject on things you are unbiased about! It makes no sense. lol Is this guy serious? What you are going to argue that you are neutral & unbiased. What a noble man. You are like Gandhi! lol

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 20:32 5

122. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh, so now sales figures aren't everything, but market share is, lol. So the iphone is the top selling smartphone on both AT&T and Verizon because android phones are insanely ahead? Lol. Samsung galaxy s2 is only ahead on paper, but not on overall performance and appeal. Also, you are comparing it to the ip4 that's been released in 2010. Still, galaxy s2 is still behind on apps. Soo all of those At&t customers and Verizon android users who switched to the iphone4 are now isheeps? Hahahaha. Is that the best reasoning you can come up with? Pathetic. Oh so now you're taking back what you said earlier that Samsung is just waiting for the ip5 to get released and then they will also release their galaxy s3? Lol. So now samsung has a wildcard? If I am a samsung customer, I'd be pissed. You already have a wildcard galaxy s3 with better features just standing by and you're releasing the galaxy s2? Hahahaha. Why won't samsung just release that wildcard device so it can totally own the iphone? Why wait for the ip5? Lol. And I'm embarassing myself? With what? Lol. With not having imaginary wildcard devices like you have, hahahahaha. Banning of the galaxy s2 is the consequence if proven guilty of infringing Apple's patented design. I actually hope it does not get banned, that way the ip5 can prove once again that it can outsell the galaxy s2. And what will your excuse be then? Still marketing and hypnotism? Lol.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 21:30 4

141. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh look. A troll calling another one a troll. How cute :)

At least, taco is a registered troll. While you, you're an unregistered cowardly fhagdroid troll :)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 20:48 1

126. Hacksaw Doogan (unregistered)


Dude...you're a troll.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 20:57 3

131. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And since samsung don't have a mind of their own, they just copy what Apple's legal team is doing, just like they also tried to copy Apple's request to review their devices. Difference is, Apple's request was granted because they actually presented strong evidence, while Samsung does not have $hit, but still demanded anyway justbto copy Apple, lol.

Of course Apple does everything first, so shut up already :)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 21:02

134. rocko0011 (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I lol'ed

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 21:29 3

140. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Wow, so samsung released their s1 and s2 at the same time? Lol. The s2 has only been recently released you fhagdroid :) And it's not even released here in the US yet. And excuse me? You're the one who said that samsung is just waiting for Apple to release the ip5 so they can release another s3, not I. So don't pass that thought on to me you dirty fhagdroid :) You're losing it. You can't even remember the thoughts that come out your fhagdroid mind :)

posted on 09 Jul 2011, 02:27 1

147. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I would like to chime in on your sales figures there genius. Yes... the iphone sold more, but it's a SINGLE phone. The GS2 is one of hundreds of Android phones. So you can't do a direct comparison in that respect. If the GS2 was the ONLY Android phone available it would smoke the iphone rite out of it's shoes. So because the Android market is so diluted with quality handsets, it's amazing that any one phone could sell that many.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 05:10 18

2. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Couldn't agree with you more, man.

I am an iPhone user - and not from the US - but I gotta say - Apple SUCKS!!! It was evident to me after WWDC 2011..

Can't wait for my contract to be over - so I can sell the iPhone 4 to some douchebag like Taco - and buy me a shiny monstrous Android phone.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 10:01 9

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


You're a troll and clearly not an Apple user

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 13:53 4

45. Joe (unregistered)


thats not even a valid response in terms of popularity. you're comparing a single phone to hundreds of phones produced by multiple manufacturers.

the iPhone is the single, most popular phone out right now whether you want to admit it or not. there aren't people lining up days ahead to buy any android phone.

and i'm no sheep, i have a DInc, just stating my opinion mixed with facts.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 10:35 4

22. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I own an iPhone 4, fyi, and I quite like it. What I DONT like is idiots like you who keep saying that iOS is fine as it is, and continue to support it and the iPhone - whilst Android is alreadt 2x - 3x times better - and that's even after iOs 5 and BEFORE Ice cream sandwitch. You are a fanboy to the core. And because of fanboys like you, who buy whatever sh*t the company makes no matter what - the company keeps thinking that everything is okay, and no MAJOR FEATURES are needed - when in Apple's case - this is clearly NOT TRUE.

iOS 5 is junk. It's not just a rip-off from Android - it even isn't a complete Rip-off. Before WWDC 2011 there were a lot of videos out there which conceptualized how iOS 5 could look like - here's an example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO-uExXBdBs

And these videos were made by ordinary men - and all of them show mostly cosmetical improvements - not something that would require years of work - and yet here we are left with Apple's iOS 5 which is NOTHING compared to what is shown. You think that these concepts in the video are imaginary? impossible to make? Have you ever looked at the Android market? Ever?

Apple needs to get out of it's own butthole - and realize that even if the iPhone 5 will have a quad core 4 ghz processor - and a 20 MP camera - it won't matter - because the software is s**t.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 11:09 4

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


iOS 5 got great reviews from just about every tech blog out. How's it that people that do it for a living think it's great, but you think it's junk? If you think iPhone sucks so much why would you own one? Wouldn't that make you an idiot?


Again if android is so much better why do you have an iPhone idiot1986?

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 11:33 3

32. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I have an iPhone because back in june '10 Android was not what it is now, Apple introduced the amazing retina display which until the SGS2 had no rivals (the SGS2\s special matrix prevents pixelization - and let's not even talk about how superior SAP to LCD is), and I sincerely believed that Apple will introduce significant updates in iOS in terms of UI - something that was already critisized when the 3GS came along.

But things changed - Android 3.0 came and whooped the iPad's ass in terms of UI, more and more amazing Android widgets, launchers and custom roms poured from the sky, monstrous hardware was installed in Android phones - but I believed - I believed that Apple will introduce something great in iOS5 - something that will put it at least on par with the competition - if not ahead - only to be proven wrong in WWDC - when it turned out that the UI remains the same!!

iOS 5 may not be junk by it self - but it's junk when you compare it to something like that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15xiSau-XYk

Now I want you to stand there - and do all your usual "Widgets are childish and\or unnecessary" BULLs**t - do you can feed Apple with your crappy 5 star iOS reviews which mean jack, so that Apple will introduce something revolutionary in iOS 6 - an FM Radio(!111).

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 11:34 1

33. Ryuuie (unregistered)


It's pretty refreshing to see a SMART iOS user on this site.

You're not blindly posting "facts" or mentioning reviews. You show that iOS is NOT perfect and needs work and yet you still love your iPhone. You're not a fanboy, but a true fan who wants to see Apple grow up, not sideways.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 11:54 1

35. ilia1986 (unregistered)


That's right.. there is nothing that I would love more than for me to be proven wrong when Steve says that what he showed in WWDC was only half the package - and come up with widgets for the SB.

Android had this since 1.5 - in 2009 - and it's even profitable - so Apple could have an iWidgets store or something - but no. Apple being conservative just pisses me off - because there is no special Apple way to have widgets - aside from minor UI tweaks as shown in the concept videos.

Apple is acting like Microsoft in the 90's - same old boring design. Unlike microsoft, however - Apple has serious competition - and not even half the market share. That's naive. Very naive. And if not for people like out fruity chicken type here - Apple will have been dead in 2 years probably..

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:02 4

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


All the stuff you mentioned was out in 2010. Android had custom roms, widgets, the phones were on par or had better hardware.


So the fact that every tech blog says iOS 5 is at the top of the food chain means nothing? Why would it get such high ratings? Is there a worldwide Apple conspiracy?

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:07 5

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


Yea the most popular phone in the world is in some serious trouble. If you prefer Apple over android you're a sheep and a tech moron. Only people who think the same as fandroids and constantly try to prove how superioir android is (mostly to themselves) are intelligent. And they're not sheep because they think the same as me.

If you want widgets get an android dufus.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:12 3

38. ilia1986 (unregistered)


lol you said it yourself - DIRECT QUOTE:

"If you prefer Apple over android you're a sheep and a tech moron" - taco50

And do tell me how exactly is the iPhone more popular than Android when Android has 50% more market share worldwide? Ever been to math class, sir?

And yes I want widgets - and so do a lot of other people as well - and yes unless Apple gets down from whatever pipe dream they're having - we will get an Android. My whole point ffs.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:00 3

48. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


taco50 someone else just found out how puny your little iSheep brain is. ilia1986 now you know how the iSheep brains work! LMAO. iSheep never see the light, they are so governed by Steve Jobs that if he were to say jump taco50 would be like "how high Shepherd Jobs”! taco50 you might need to take a breather! lol You are definitely tired! lol

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:08 5

52. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


You don't have to wait for your contract to end to get rid of your iphone. You can sell it unlocked and make money :) Go to Gazelle.com

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:08 5

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


My quote is called sarcasm you idio1986

Android doesn't have 50% markets are worldwide. You're making up facts. The last 3 months it had 38% in e US. android has a bigger markets are in the US than most other countries. Also as pointed out android is an OS and iPhone is a phone. If you want to compare iOS to android OS Apple has a bigger markets share. Don't make up facts you worthless troll.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:09 5

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


How old are you. Your post doesn't even make sense.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:21 4

57. ilia1986 (unregistered)


lol taco, learn to read:

"Android has 50% more market share worldwide?"

keyword - more. More than iPhone. OMGZ how can that be? iPhonez teh besterz1111!!!oneone

That's sarcasm alright.

And yes I AM comparing Android vs iPhone, because it's like comparing Android vs iOS - since you know - iPhone's the only phone which has iOS. And people in 2011 don't but Samsung or HTC or LG phones. They buy Android phones - or iPhones - or other stuff. This is based on the OS - and the exact brand is secondary to it.

lol SuperAndroid gotta agree with you. Seems like iFanatics just don't understand reason and logic. They should prolly go to AA - Applefanatics Anonymous.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:22 5

58. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


So if an iphone user thinks that iOS is fine, he's an idiot? What would you call then an android user who thinks that android is fine? And how is android 3x better than iOS? And what's a "sandwitch"? Is that a new android os? Lol.

You're just hating. And you need to stop the hate and respect other people's choices that has nothing to do with you.

If iOS sucks so much as you deem it to, then that would lead to Apple's demise. No one would be buying it. No one would care for it. But yes, it won't matter if the iphone5 would have quad core or 20mp camera. Not because of its software, because no matter how good the iphone5 will be, you will just keep on hating it. Haters will hate ;)

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