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Leak shows when Galaxy devices will get Android 4.3 in U.S.; 30% return rate for Galaxy Gear watches

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:03

A leaked document from big box retailer Best Buy, shows that the Android 4.3 update, which has recently rolled out internationally, will soon be coming to U.S. versions of the same model; popular devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung GALAXY Note II, and the Samsung Galaxy S III will all support Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch once each device gets updated to Android 4.3...

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posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:15 6

1. DAddYE (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)

It's hard to make a great product without imitate someone else, maybe will be better when Apple will come with his own device ... just trolling, don't be mad :D

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:24 1

5. HASHTAG (unregistered)


posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:24 1

45. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

I think he is saying they need to copy Apple, which I would think is pretty hard since even Apple do not know what to do with a smart watch. They still need engineers to help with the "design" which I am assuming also includes the function. It has no purpose for now, it is just a money making device they need other than cell phones. Apple was only making it because they make expensive jewellery, not because it is a necessary item. The rest followed because they thought they could get their own mindless horde to buy it, but clearly theirs isn't as big as Apple's.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 08:42

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 24924; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Thanx Mr. Cook aka Finalflash aka tech analyst lol

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:30

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 24924; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Dude... What?!!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 15:36

61. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

no galaxy S2 ???

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:12 7

15. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

Absolutely correct in samsungs case. First Nokia and now Apple. Samsung will always copy. Heck even their vacuum cleaners are copied.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:45 6

23. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Samsung's design is unique and doesn't copy the ball design dyson did. This time he is wrong.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:40 1

53. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

"Unique" and samsung are worlds apart from each other.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:52 13

24. willard12 (unregistered)

Just so we're all clear, can you give us the list of things that you believe samsung has copied from apple? I'll assume nothing on the list is prior art.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 22:53 4

34. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

I will help you out. Just read the legal complaint Apple filed against Samsung. This way, you get it from the horses mouth.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 03:46 6

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

hahah you honestly beleive samsung copied apple when apple say it!! Apple are more unreliable than samsung!!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:22 1

44. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

I'd anyday rely more on Apple Nokia and Sony. Samsung simply sucks. Heck they pay people to write reviews n trolls to bash others!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 11:32

58. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

That's funny. your saying that Samsung sucks when an Apple Iphone has nothing but Samsung parts in it. Including the RAM. The only thing that Apple truly owns is the OS in the Iphone & Ipad lol

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:16

64. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

So? Apple has their quality control to see samsung doesnt cut corners like they do with their phones.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 05:01 3

41. willard12 (unregistered)

And thank you for also not naming 1 thing. Because if you did, you would just name something Apple copied itself. I'll help you out, Apple didn't invent pinch to zoom.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 07:20 1

43. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

From their hardware design to UI design, samsung copies everything Apple. Heck they even follow their naming schemes! Apple comes out with 3GS, lo and behold, samsung comes out with galaxy S! Copied to the core albeit with a larger screen! Apple comes out with iPad 2013 edition, samsung comes out with note 10.1 2014 edition!
A simple google search and the list is endless! Samsung is just confused!

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 11:38

59. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

And where would your precious Iphones & Ipads be if it wasn't for Samsung.http://science.opposingviews.com/samsung-make-iphone-parts-18028.html

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:07 1

62. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

Exactly where they are. They can source these things from others too. The real question is, where will your precious samsung be without Apple, both, in case of makin money off Apple hardware deals n copying.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 12:29 2

60. willard12 (unregistered)

So, you're really going to come back with the letter "s" (which apple uses every other year), apple's UI (rows of icons), and hardware design (the rounded corner). So, you listed a few things that Apple copied to say that Samsung copied. Back to the article, by your logic, if Apple does ever get ability to create a smartwatch, it will be a copy of samsung if it tells time or makes phone calls. Samsung has already done those things.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:14

63. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

You must either be blinded by fanboy-ism, a paid troll or downright stupid. Nokia came out with 5800, HTC came out with Desire, Sony came up with the X10, Motorola with their Droid range around the same time as the phones I mentioned earlier. Why don't they look like an exact replica of the 3GS? Why does only the galaxy S look like an exact replica of 3GS? Your argument is completely invalid.
Here are the links to their pics-
Now tell me they look distinctly different!
And since u say Apple copied, show me anything that looked exactly like the 1st gen iPhone before it came out?

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 20:13

66. willard12 (unregistered)

The LG Prada won the IF design award 7 months before the iphone was announced.

The Samsung F700 was released about 2 weeks after the iphone. Knowing it was impossible for Samsung to copy and mass produce a phone in 2 weeks, Apple successfully filed a motion to Judge Koh to not allow the f700 to be admitted as evidence. Samsung wasn't even allowed to say "f700." Maybe you know something that Apple's lawyers don't.



posted on 27 Oct 2013, 15:11

69. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

Check out the announced date of both the phones on the same page. While you are at it, check out the announced date on this phone:

They were both announced 1 month after the iPhone. Enough time for companies this big to copy a design and announce. Doesn't matter when they released it since they had already knew the design of the iPhone. But that is all they could copy, not the success.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 18:45

70. willard12 (unregistered)

As stated, the LG Prada was at shows as the FIRST capacitive touch screen phone. As stated, it won the iF design award in SEPTEMBER 2006.....well before it was announced. For reiteration, SEPTEMBER 2006.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 19:06

71. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

"Announced: 07 Feb 2007" from the very page u asked me to take a look at!! According to u, the phone got released before it was even announced?? Thats the dumbest thing iv heard!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:41

72. willard12 (unregistered)


posted on 26 Oct 2013, 01:56 1

37. DAddYE (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)

I mean everyone steal ideas design and so on. I like(d) the old Japanese culture: copy and improve and then try (if you are able) to make your own. Not admitting that Samsung copied and stolen a lot of designs and concepts is so dumb like those who think Apple invented the mouse. Samsung is now where Apple was at the time of OS9. Ok on hardware side damn bad on software.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:22 2

2. Blazers (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

I have and love the Note 3, but the Gear is definitely not something I have an interest in since it's only an expensive extension of the smartphone. Plus the band makes it look cheap.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 19:55 12

11. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

The Gear's simply too expensive, and it doesn't have the big watch brand (Seiko, Casio etc.) or enough functionality to back up the price. A 30% return rate is lower than what I actually expected.

I reckon the only company that will have good sales on their smartwatch is Apple, cos well, the majority of their customers are brainwashed.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:08 11

13. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

Apple will sell more coz they'll actually make a better device. And then Samsung will copy n all its brainwashed fanbots will believe they have a better product, when instead they'll be owning a sub par, low quality imitation product.

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