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I agree with the above poster. It's most likely in response to the iphone 4s being announced and not the iphone 5.
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/07/s...-galaxy-nexus/



They don't feel it would be right to completely destroy the iPhone 4S a week after Jobs passed away.
Classy move, SamGoogle. Or should it be Googlesung?
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The title makes it seem like they are going to cancel the product. However, they are just delaying the release until another later date.
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My guess: They saw no threat from the 4S, laughed it off, and will hold back to release a sick Kal-El 5 core phone next year if/when Apple brings out the iPhone 5.
Who needs a phone that powerful? Tablets yes, Windows Tablet 8 will be getting Kal-El, but a phone is just... Over kill.

They need to increase clock speed rather than core count... A 3Ghz ARM would probably give you a better experience than a dual-core at 1.5Ghz unless your gaming or have 100 apps open at once.
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They need to increase clock speed rather than core count... A 3Ghz ARM would probably give you a better experience than a dual-core at 1.5Ghz unless your gaming or have 100 apps open at once.
The trick with that is power consumption. Everything else equal, the dual core would use much less power, and thus either A) would get away with a smaller battery or B) would survive longer on the same battery.
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post #26 of 49
Good choice by Samsung and Google. They don't want to beat Apple when their not at their strongest.
     
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post #27 of 49
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Who needs a phone that powerful? Tablets yes, Windows Tablet 8 will be getting Kal-El, but a phone is just... Over kill.
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Ever try to stick a tablet in your pocket? Down your pants maybe, but not a pocket.
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post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
Who needs a phone that powerful? Tablets yes, Windows Tablet 8 will be getting Kal-El, but a phone is just... Over kill.

They need to increase clock speed rather than core count... A 3Ghz ARM would probably give you a better experience than a dual-core at 1.5Ghz unless your gaming or have 100 apps open at once.
I'm not critiquing your opinion, I'd just like to point out one thing. When you have the opportunity to sell your current dual core phone (G2x, worth maybe ~$300-$400) and get a shiny new 5-core phone for LESS than what you sell your dual core phone for, ~$200 subsidized, why WOULDN'T you upgrade? You'd be crazy not to. The general consumer is not aware of how easy it is to sell their modern phone for a high price and buy a brand new better phone at a lower price. I PROFITED in my upgrade from 2 HD2s to 2 G2xs, one for my wife and one for myself. Sold the HD2s for $240 each, got the G2xs for $150 each. Tell me again: WHY wouldn't you?

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The trick with that is power consumption. Everything else equal, the dual core would use much less power, and thus either A) would get away with a smaller battery or B) would survive longer on the same battery.
Correct. Cores aren't all about processing power. Splitting workload between multiple cores at ~1.5GHz will consume less battery than the entire workload being thrown onto a 3GHz ARM.

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Ever try to stick a tablet in your pocket? Down your pants maybe, but not a pocket.
My view of tablets is: they belong in a sexy car as a replacement for the radio. I can step into my car, and enable tethering on my phone, which will let the tablet get online and provide me with my entire Google Music library at my fingertips.


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post #29 of 49
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The title makes it seem like they are going to cancel the product. However, they are just delaying the release until another later date.
No no, it says they're cancelling the LAUNCH, not the product. Anyway, it probably has to do with Job's death, the iPhone 4S, or perhaps the new 1.5GHz Exynos chips
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Man....ah well my upgrade isn't until January anyways so I guess I can wait lol.
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