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Just because Apple leads doesn't mean everyone is following

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:33

We are very big proponents of giving credit where it is due, but that also means that we like to set the record straight when a company gets credit for more than it deserves. It's a very tricky line to walk, but one that we find most can't walk properly with Apple more often than any other company...

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posted on 25 Apr 2012, 02:22

130. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

So Mali better than powervr ? Damm i9100g sucks

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 11:58

139. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

huh? no

on the iphone4, it shares the exact same CPU, the Humminbird, as the SGS1. They BOTH use PowerVR GPU's, but The one samsung gave to apple is a bit older than the one it put in the SGS1, resulting in the SGS1 having the GPU advantage.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:02

142. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Oh . Sad that s1 won't get ics while the ip4 runs so nicely in ios5 although they are launched at the same time and like you say the iPhone has worse GPU than the iPhone4 . I forgotten to ask Samsung when is the ics update for i9100g that samsung states coming soon while my classmates i9100 is running on ics already

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 21:13 2

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

actually Apple designs their own chips at least and Samsung is just used for their factories. The innovation is from Apple.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 07:09 1

99. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

apple doesnt design chips. they got their chips from the same place samsung did. they just happened to buy the company that made the designs. why do you think the hummingbird and A4 are the same and the exynos and A5 are the same (except the GPU switch). There wont be any meaningful differences between their chips until the A6 which is probably a little while off.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 02:23

131. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

The gs1 feels less snappy than my iPod touch 4g , is there a possibility that android slow it down ?

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 11:59

140. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

thats the differences in the OS. Apple designed iOS to put all movements as priority in processing. Android does multiple things at the same time and doesnt give priority to movement.. resulting in it looking not quite as smooth. The trade off is eye candy vs functionality.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:08

143. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Small fix to the problem , settings animation none .
Although windows phone is better cause more snappy than android . You have a hd7 right ? Compared with the desire hd the hd7 feels so smoother

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:06 3

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

I personally and few of the, or more of the people allways wanted the best ov the best
.we the customers allways demanded, but manufactures never or hardly ever listen....
Just few example= the best CPU the best gpu
The music chip the best screen the best software the best materials the best the finest
Available was put onto q device, the asking price would eg been near nough 700£
Was that to much to ask..... Anythings possible....

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:08 4

17. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

I believe you excluded a rather important factor Michael, remember that crazy iPad 3 Concept with the projectors and edge to edge screen? That could be done, probably pretty easily, but that wouldn't be the market savvy thing to do. Apple (and pretty much any other tech manufacturer) funnels innovation. They hold off one the good stuff and update features incrementally so we can't have it all at once, so when next years iPad comes out and only includes 1 of 10 new features we would want it to have, we settle to purchase because of our initial want, and then we are required to purchase the next years, when its just better enough to make us want it more. This process keeps the market from a plateau.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:12 14

18. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

great read Micheal. but i personally think apple doesn`t innovate like samsung or google does. I dont have a problem with apple products but i hate the culture of the company. credit should be given where its due but i guess apple always gets more credit and hype than it deserves. its an evil company for which higher profit margins comes first. they dont give a damn to ethical values or being fair.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:18 8

21. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:33 5

29. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

My definition of innovation is much different then most people's here. I think for innovation to occur the entire landscape must be changed of an industry. This happens seldomy most recent example the og iphone. That device changed the form factor/design/interface/and really the concept of a phone. Otherwise a screen with high ppi or a better procesor is just the natural evolution of a product. Things always will get faster and better but not game changing. So if you want to talk about innovation in my mind you need to talk about a cosmic shift in the industry not who makes what part of which phone. If you wan't to say whose in the lead in the evolutionary battle say that but this isn't innovation not by a long shot.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:40 3

33. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

I think what you consider innovation is what post people call revolution.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:52 4

40. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Well my idea of revolution would be the creation of the phone/computer/automobile something that changes your life. Innovation as defined by webster is the creation of something new. This means too me something different the industry hasn't seen before. All phones have a screen so how is a higher ppi screen new. Its just a better verision of a prexisting entity. However something like the iphone gave a new outlook on what we view a phone as.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 03:07 1

92. mrochester (unregistered)

There are definitely different levels of innovation. Products like the iPhone and iPad have had a very profound effect on the market as it shifted everyone in a different direction. But then there are smaller innovations such as Android's notification bar which has, over time, become the accepted means of dealing with notifications. There is no one company who is the source of all ideas or innovations, but there are definitely some companies who have more of an effect on the market than others.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:59 3

42. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Innovation versus evolution aside I agree with the premise of a great article being that each manufacter has a different goal in mind and that each phone will have different aspects emphasized based on the goals giving phone stengths and weaknesses givin us the ability to decide which mold fts us best.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 06:19 1

133. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

The only issue I have with this is....sometimes innovative ideas, innovation either never see the light of day or are imnplemented better by other ppl.

Hindsight being what it is....lets say Apple never did the iPhone...and LG's Prada woulda been pushed out to the masses.

We could replace og iphone with og prada in your post.

Since they both were out at the same time....and technically the Prada was created before the iPhone.....one could say the Prada started the cosmic shift. It just didnt sell well. Or Apple did it better with the iPhone.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:39 8

32. captainqtp (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)

The thing is Apple wasn't even first in pushing high PPI displays. Remember when the 3G/3GS were out with 480x320 screens, phones like the Nokia N900 and the Motorola Droid were putting out 800x480. Until the arrival of the Iphone 4, 3GS screens were just plain bad to look at. Sure apple won one increment to the retina display, but now phones with 720p have incremented again. There are rumors of the next Windows Phone to even beat the 720p displays. Apple does lead in some ways, like the author said, their designs are top notch, but in terms of display, they merely won one resolution increment - easy to do when you control the OS and the hardware.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:49 7

39. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

IPhone don't have a Good design period

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 19:00 6

43. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

SHHHH, don't let the fine "journalists" here hear you say that!

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 00:28 2

84. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Dude, just give it up! You're fighting a loosing battle here and it's just making you look really bad. Ive read some rediculous articles here, but I don't think attacking the writers do any good.

Michael is a good writer, much better than most I've seen and very objective, but even he can't please everyone. Just read the article, agree or disagree with the content. But he's right, leaving "tl dr" is a bit disrespectful and for you to leave a negative comment about something you haven't read is even worse.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 06:22

134. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Exactly!! At one point some folks said the higher screen res didnt matter....until it has on the iPhone 4. All of a sudden it mattered...lol.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 19:18 6

45. CannedKarma (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

Michael, your articles are the among the most well thought out and objective of any in the cell phone blogosphere, and you're certainly the most articulate of any journalist on this website.

There's just one thing you need to learn when reading Internet comments: Don't Feed The Trolls. Nothing gives them more pleasure than to see you elicit the exact reaction they're trying for.

Keep writing great articles.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 19:59 3

49. Fluxman (Posts: 51; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

In my opinion, I think the necessity of a super HD tablet is a bit of a bad move on Apple's part. Sure you have an amazing display, but the costs are atrocious. ipad 2 (1024x768 = 786,432 pixels) to new ipad (2048x1536 = 3,145,728) ups the pixels by 4.

From this point of view, the battery consumption will be 4 times higher, and the data usage will be 4 times higher. The advantage of the LTE is made moot bc that extra speed will just be used to keep up with the speed relative to the ipad2. Battery usage will drain 4 times faster, so the tablet would need a larger battery to account for it (which it does, giving it the same life as the ipad2). to watch HD movies stored, a 1 hour show in 1080p is near 5 gb while a 720p is near 1.5 gb. The ipad will need more storage space. All this to get a higher resolution, which is very difficult to tell unless you are watching on a 50" screen. (i watch 720p on my 46" TV and they still look great).

I honestly think apple could have done way better by only upping the resolution slightly and putting in the new battery (who wouldn't want a 16-20 hour in use tablet battery life) and LTE to really boost the speed.

Anyways, that's just my two cents. I am by no means an expert...

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:42 3

54. E34V8 (Posts: 91; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)

I think the author should learn more about displays and their characteristics, before writing such article. The pixel density is just one property of a display. There other more important ones. Further more the LCD technology (and all its variants) is pretty much reached a stage where it is at the top of development. It is a 40 year old technology and it is cheap. Rising the ppi is the only real improvement that can be done, other than that every thing else is just marketing tricks saying how accurate the new display is (but it really isn't, because it dosen't even have the colour black).

OLED technology is the way to go but it is still pretty expensive. One by one the companies are moving to it. Samsung is the true leader in display technology and development, and that is no secret for everyone who is interested in displays (not the people who like to compare displays on videos or magnified pictures, but the people who read, learn and test themselves). If they produce (as we all expect) their new phone with HD rgb OLED, than - game over for every one else, if they do not want or have the ability to follow. Yes, there are pretty good LCD display, but the technology has some limits that can not be surpassed.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:45 5

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

Ignore the haters, Michael. It's clear they didn't even read the article.

Overall, it was excellent, well written as always. One thing I would have liked more was more detail on some of the BS claims about Android following Apple made by iFanboys, the biggest lie being that without the iPhone Android wouldn't exist period, or would have merely been a Blackberry copy.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 23:43 1

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

That's true actually. Android developers were busy copying blackberry until iPhone came out.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 23:47 2

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

You still haven't named Anything specific that was changed about Android prior to release in response to the iPhone other than changing the main interface to a touchscreen.

I love how you insist on failing so hard.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 23:59 2

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

One of androids developers did an interview and admitted they changed everything up to be like the iPhone.

You just refuse to admit it to yourself. I've given you lots of examples.

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