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

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

"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, 16:53 3

82. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

I never said anything specific as to what I think Samsung copied from the iphone. I haven't seen Apple's complaint, have you?

So it's silly of me to bring up people I know who don't like the galaxy s, but when you do it's ok? You are one piece of art :)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:01 2

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

You name things you say Samsung copied from Apple all the time. -.-

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:31 3

96. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

If I name some, you'll just deny it. So I'll just say that the court already looked at Apple's complaints and validated it to be true :)

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, 19:55 1

117. gemini tard (unregistered)

The original Galaxy S was Samsungs first super phone. Just like the original iphone wasnt the best selling iphone the same will be with the next iterations of the Galaxy line of phones. The reason im guessing they will release their products with apples timeline is to steal part of apples pie.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 13:48 3

44. Joe (unregistered)

you do realize samsung is trying to block apple products too, right?

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:04 4

50. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

He knows that for sure. But that would be totally acceptable and ok :)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:23 2

93. rtrhurtjut (unregistered)

I'm sorrry. Who tried to block who first?

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:34 3

99. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Apple did, and then Samsung again copied Apple :)

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, 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, 17:00 1

87. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)

I have noticed more and more people with Samsung Galaxy S phones in the states. I had the Vibrant for a while and loved the phone, aside for the GPS spazzing out on me and being completely unreliable. I was wondering why the galaxy s2 was taking so long to come out, but honestly, it's because other cell phone manufacturers are plain scared. The GS2 is THE best smart phone on the market right now. The screen, battery life, performance, and functionality blows every other phone out of the water. Yes, the touch-wiz interface is similar to Apple's, but then again, so was Android's interface, Samsung just dolled it up a little bit. I don't think Apple is going to get anywhere in the lawsuit, because any phone with a screen and icons on it will be susceptible to copyright infringement if Apple wins. I just can't wait for this phone to come stateside. I would have bought one from overseas if it just had the T-Mobile 1700 mhz frequency.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 18:11 1

112. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

i know how you feel man... i had a vibrant, and it was working awesome...just changed to the samsung omnia 7. Waiting for the sgs2 to come out :) only problem was the gps as you said.
anyways... android FTW

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, 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:


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:


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, 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, 15:56 2

77. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

there's really a thin line between "thinking by yourself"(where I stand) and "being told what to think"....and u my friend are on the other side with the morons isheep

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:30 3

60. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

So before June 10, android sucked and iOS was great? Is that what you're trying to say?

Android 3.0 whooped the ipad's ass? Is that why 97% of the tablet market have the ipad? Lol. Are you on planet earth? Coz you seem like to be on a different planet, lol.

FM radio? Ewwwww. Apple already skipped that. That is so late 90's, lol.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:33 2

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

It's only a matter of time until Android does the same to the tablet market as it did to the phone market. So enjoy your time, because it's GOING TO END! lol

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 14:56 4

70. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

And then of course it never ends with android right? And nothing else would come along. It will just be android forever :)

Gosh, some people's thinking are just too much.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 16:03 2

78. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

just bcoz Apple was too lazy and didnt feel like including FM into its phones doesnt make it outdated...that too after charging such exorbitant amount for a phone that has not half the basic features that even a feature-phone from Nokia has fully incorporated...no instead they make another accessory that you isheeps unhesitatingly pay for..they probably think "listening to FM is free, why not loot some poor chaps who wanna use it" lol

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 17:04 2

89. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

The iphone has sold out successfully with FM radio thank you, lol. Who needs FM radio when you have Pandora? Although you can keep your nokia phone if you're happy with it. My goodness, if FM radio is what makes your world turn, then sorry, we're in a different class :)

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, 12:07 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, 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.

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