Samsung built A7 processor rocks the new Apple iPhone 5s
posted by Alan F. / Sep 21, 2013, 4:12 AM
The rivalry between the two is pretty intense, and yet Apple relies on Samsung for key parts used in the device that is its most important. This is akin to having Pepsi fill up those famous little glass Coke bottles. While both sides are eager in a courtroom setting to appear as though they hate each other's guts, somewhere there is a Samsung rep and an Apple parts buyer who can always get together and shake hands on a deal.
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A true love hate relationship!!
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 4:15 AM 34
Only Alan F. would call their processors ROCK.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 10:28 AM 1
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Put those icons on a colorful background and they look great. Android has its own icon problem in that there's no uniformity of size or shape making everything look very hodgepodge. And the most popular stock launchers completely waste those big spacious screens by only allowing 12 icons per screen.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 11:01 AM 1
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Who cares about stock? It's there for Apple defectors. Like training wheels. The rest of us know where to go to make our phones rock! Most launchers I use have configurable rows and columns. My favorite is NovaLauncher. 6x5 + a hideable, scrollable dock giving me 35 icons on my S3 if I choose. Plenty of room for my various widgets. So Awesome. I have no idea what your saying here. And no uniformity? I like knowing a gazillion people may have a phone like mine, but all of our home screens look different. Every iPhone looks the same on/off/left/right/up/down. If you WANT to be a lamb in the herd, you can get icon packs to make everything look just like an iPhone, or whatever. I have used both platforms for years. It appears you only know Apple. I'm sorry.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 7:25 PM 0
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No wonder why J K Shin assured us that Samsung is definitely going to adopt 64-bit CPU for its next flagship AKA Galaxy S5. Since they make it for Apple, they're going to "copy" it - like they've been doing all along since the first iPhone.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 10:44 AM 3
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Well if you look back since 2007 you would notice, design copy, as well as UI , samsung has always been trying to follow apple, until recently since its toe to toe now, they probably dont care much, but nevertheless touchwiz from the beginning was a copy of apples UI, adding the similar design also, with a physical home button, I dont know what to tell you, if not copying, of course in this industry everybody copies, but samsung more than others were blatantly copying apple, thats why they had to pay for doing so.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 12:59 PM 1
what about what ios has done with android? You now have the control settings, the live wallpapers, the multitasking, the notifications, the lock screen, apples the one doing the copying now. your talkinga bout 2007, thats 6 years ago. when was the last time apple did anything innovative? not this year, not last year, and for sure not the year before last.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 1:23 PM 6
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Well look 64bit processor is bringing a new window for innovation, yes it might not mean much, but if they didnt do it, nobody would have brought it for a while, reason why samsung had to mention it after it was shown by apple. Fingerprint sensor while it was used before by the atrix, it was never as accurate as apple has done it, and yes even though lenovo laptops have fingerprint sensor, they are not as accurate.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 1:45 PM 0
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Most of those stuff didn't originate from android either. Control setting... Long in Ubuntu Live wallpaper, Microsoft introduced that in Vista Multi task UI, inspired by HTC Sense 5 and WebOS Notification, most defiantly Android 1.0 Lockscreen, idk doesn't look like stock android, it's probably inspired to Samsung Galaxy S3's water dripping effect. What has apple done, pointed smartphones in the right direction which is why we have android the way it is today..... Respect where it's due. Apple innovation... Probably in 2007......... HTC's innovations are on the right track with the boom sound speakers etc.. Samsung isn't innovative either, worthless gimmicks have a lot to be desired. Google's is somewhat innovative with wireless g charging, NFC (No Fu(king cables) etc.... But I believe wireless charging was intel's idea at first.
posted on Sep 22, 2013, 8:33 AM 0
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No, Samsung are going to do the same thing Apple did, take ARM's long ago announced 64bit reference design and instruction set, and modify it with their own tweaks. Like they've done with the Exynos models since before Apple started modifying ARM's designs.
posted on Sep 21, 2013, 3:03 PM 3
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