Samsung to Apple : “It's not me, honey, it's you!”

Samsung to Apple : “It's not me, honey, it's you!”
Samsung is the latest in line to dismiss Apple's accusations that some of their phones drop signal too, when held in the “wrong” way. Steve Jobs specifically mentioned the Samsung Omnia II, along with devices from other manufacturers. Nokia, HTC and RIM already vehemently denied the “Mommy, Patrick does it too” argument.

Now a Samsung spokesperson informed a Korean newspaper that the antenna on the Omnia II is on the bottom of the device, away from the hand, and not on the lower left side, which causes interference in the iPhone 4. Samsung has been diligently conducting field tests with all its smartphones, so reception problems with them haven't been reported, and are unlikely to happen in the future, the company confirmed.

Samsung Omnia II Specifications | Review

source: SamsungHub



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30 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

Samsung is a monster. This is one company you can't even think to frak with.

2. android_hitman unregistered

the 1st good reply i saw from you :)

3. derricob

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Agreed. They make make Apples processors and HTC screens, not including their own. I wouldn't talk ish about them if I was in the phone world.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol tis true. Its the same processer in the iphone4 thats in the galaxy series. People dont realize just how much other companies hide beneath that shiney apple logo.. and they need to be careful before Samsung has another "supply shortage".

4. becazican unregistered

I thought that was so childish of apple to try this, they all use the same technology with the antennas but apple was the only one stupid enough to put in on the side.

5. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

yup! my samsung alias has held up for 3 years without one problem!...if it wasnt for the droid x, i would be using it for more years to come! lol

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Got my captivate yesterday - awesome phone - metallic finish makes this phone sing.....love the little touches - sliding door to access micro USB port and how easy it is to take off the back cover. SUPER AMOLED screen is nice, too.

8. ilia1986 unregistered

Yes, the Galaxy S is IMHO the best Android phone out there - except for the camera which has no flash. If only Android had iTunes... But I'm sure that they are developing something similar.

11. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

There is an app for the Android phones that allows the phone to sync with iTunes... if that's what you mean.

12. ilia1986 unregistered

Yeah I know. But it doesn't allow you to download Apps from the market, and completely manage your phone via the PC. Thats what I want.

15. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

"But it doesn't allow you to download Apps from the market" What?

18. ilia1986 unregistered

As I said. The only way to download apps from the Android market is via the phone itself. To date - afaik - no application on the PC allows you to download them directly on your PC. iTunes does.

23. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

HTC Sync does for HTC phones. Check your information, dumbass.

27. ilia1986 unregistered

Maybe you should have learned to read - instead of calling people names. Here is what I've written: "The only way to download apps from the Android market is via the phone itself." Please pay attention to the word "Market". Here is the relevant part of the description of HTC Sync on HTC's website: "It also lets you install third-party Android applications on the phone" Please pay attention to the words "third-party". Now - lets do reading comprehension 101 - third party apps - are apps from dubious quality which are downloaded from all across the internet - and not from the Market. I meant - specifically - downloading applications from the market - which is an official, monitored-by-Google place. The reason I meant the Market only, is because it is monitored by Google - and I have learned the hard way what happens when you download apps from anything that isn't the company's official site\marketplace.(Hint - it turns your device into an expensive paper-weight). Have a nice day.

7. doitall76

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

I had a Samsung Omnia for a long time, and the Omnia had some issues with the antenna, because it was located at the bottom of the unit. They even put a sticker on it notifying you of the antenna's location. I often time did have to hold it by the top of the phone, or else I would have worse signal issues. Matter of fact, at my house, I often had to stand at the windows or go outside to keep a conversation going. When I moved to the Motorola Droid, I never had a signal issue. Now, there could always be a higher threat of cancer, but you always have trade-offs to evaluate. Doitall76

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

True dat on the Droid. However, you don't have to worry about cancer, really. I used a Moto V195s for almost 2 years, had about the highest SAR rating on a phone ever-just under the safe limit, and I mean it was scraping. I don't have any "tooomers" (repeat that in your head in an Arnie Shwarzenegger accent) popping out of my skull yet.

25. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

"IT'S NOT A TOOOMUR!" I love it, man!

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, at least Apple didn't try to say that Motorola had any signal issues on the Droid. No matter what else Moto's ever screwed up on, they've always kicked ass at reception. If Apple had talked smack about them, then everyone would've KNOWN they were just bullshitting. I mean, it's pretty hard to screw up on reception when you've been making radios for over a hundred years.

13. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

These articles are getting a little stale and redundant First it's RIM calling out Jobs for his comments, then Nokia and now Samsung. Who's next and when is the article going up on here? Jobs basically called out the entire industry in an attempt to deflect the ownness on his own decisions. When everything else fails, you throw out anything you can and hope something sticks. What Jobs is doing with his comarisons to other brands is more to satiate the media than it is for iPhone buyers, users and most importantly, prospective iPhone buyers and users. If I had an iPhone and it wasn't living up and performing as advertised, why would I really give a crap about issues with Nokia, Samsung, RIM etc.... It wouldn't make my product work any better.

14. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I am just in love with my new Samsung Vibrant.... and indeed I can hold it any way I want....

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

GALAXY S phones are nice, huh??

29. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

chyeahh. EPIC 4G FTW

16. cadetz unregistered

the smart thing they did is samsung said it to korean press so jobs cannot talk back coz he don't speak korean XDDDDDDD

19. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

Jobs speaks the same language as the Koreans. ....And the Japanese ....And the Chinese ....And the Germans It's called Money Talk and it's the only language that matters.

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

....And the Americans. Face it, everyone likes to make money. That's not a bad thing in of itself. Making money is better than stealing money. However, making money by cheating people or offering a product/service which isn't worth what the customer pays is, in essence, stealing.

21. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

And the Americans what? Jobs is an American, so I figured the connection of the Money Talk Language would be understood and there would be no need to be redundant and write....And the Americans. And who said making money was a bad thing? The gist of my comment is that there is no such thing as a language barrier when it comes to business. Everyone speaks the same language

22. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

"Making money is better than stealing money. However, making money by cheating people or offering a product/service which isn't worth what the customer pays is, in essence, stealing" If thats the case, then every company steals because regardless of the service offered or the product sold or how ballyhooed it is, there's always going to be those consumers/customers who feel that they've been ripped off and who feel that they did not get what they paid for.

26. plyfulgentleman

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 17, 2008

Hey jpropin....aka Steve jobs...or a cronie....hmmmm I wonder... he saga continues

30. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

I care less about Apple. I could give a crap whether their phones work nor not. I don't own one and have no plans on owning one. If you have bothered to read any of my other comments on this story in other threads, you'll come to the realization of how full of crap you are for your reply

24. T DAWGv12

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I'm sure glad the 85%-ers at apple knew I was having reception problems with my Omnia II i920. I certainly had no idea. The signal reception is so good I couldn't even tell I was having these problems! Thank heavens they let me know! I will immediately begin holding the phone upside down and backwards to help alleviate this problem. This might be the first good thing that company has ever done!

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