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http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/05/quad-core-vs-dual-core-phones-tablets-nvidia-samsung-galaxy/

Here's a Wired article that perfectly sums it up:
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“Build it first and they will come – that’s what’s happening here,” he told Wired. “It’s sort of chicken and egg-ish. There are apps today that people use all the time that take advantage of multi-core processors, dual-core and quad-core. And more are coming to take advantage of quad-core processors because this is where the industry is headed.”
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That was one heck of a device! Even though it fells short of the fan's expectations, it is still a very, very good device. biggrin.gif
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As more and more devices come to market with quad-core processors and better graphics, we'll start to see developers make apps which take advantage of those things.

It's a chicken-and-egg problem, right? If there are no devices that sport quad-core processors, then there would be no incentive for developers to make apps that take advantage of them. Innovation breeds demand; soon, there will be apps that benefit from multi-core devices. biggrin.gif
Exactly. I'm looking forward to the era of quad-core smartphones and slates with super graphics thumb.gif
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I really think the Galaxy Nexus for $400 is a much better deal than the Samsung Galaxy SIII for $650+. Besides, I really dislike the design on this new phone, and the screen is also slightly disappointing.

Internals are upgraded well, but overall, it just seems like a small incremental upgrade from the Nexus.

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i like my iphone 4s. but have been wanting to go back to android. i prefer simplicity of iOS, but this new galaxy is sweet. except the design. its FUGLY.
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I really like the Galaxy Note and I think it will be my next phone. I'm off contract this summer. I'm sick of Verizon.
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I really think the Galaxy Nexus for $400 is a much better deal than the Samsung Galaxy SIII for $650+. Besides, I really dislike the design on this new phone, and the screen is also slightly disappointing.
Internals are upgraded well, but overall, it just seems like a small incremental upgrade from the Nexus.

But you can't get that $400 price subsidized on a contract.

Most people will pay $169 for the GS3 ( In Canada ) or $199 in the U.S.

If you wait a month after release, it'll likely drop to $99 in Canada.

Last month the Galaxy Nexus was $79.99 on Rogers, it's now back up to $99.
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The speed is great, but there are ZERO apps that will use it. We're at a point were basic functions wont get THAT much faster. Internet is crazy fast, cameras are, even editing pics. We now need something to use that power, like high-end games. The problem is, there arent any games that bring an SGII to a crawl, so it seems like a pointless upgrade IMO.

No doubt coming from an SG2 or gnex wouldn't be that much of an upgrade but you're forgetting that there are tons of people like me that still have old phones like the droid X or are at the end of their 2-year cycle with an old phone and are ready for an upgrade.

IDK what more people were expecting? Other than the lack of that new water proof nano coating and maybe a ceramic body, IDK what all the disappointment is about. Like you said even the SG2 stomps most things into the ground. IMO phones are back to small upgrades now. They are at the mercy of new technology and if there is no new technology to put in them then we get this.
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But you can't get that $400 price subsidized on a contract.

I always get unlocked phones since I spend my time conjointly in the US and Canada and so no plans really cater to that. Plus, I like the freedom. So I was discussing non-subsidized, contract-free prices.

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I've seen Canadian contracts are 3-years long (unlike the US where it's 2 years) and that's really unacceptable.
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I always get unlocked phones since I spend my time conjointly in the US and Canada and so no plans really cater to that. Plus, I like the freedom. So I was discussing non-subsidized, contract-free prices.
Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I've seen Canadian contracts are 3-years long (unlike the US where it's 2 years) and that's really unacceptable.

It is un-acceptable, but can we do? We're stuck with Robelus.
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