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I dont think you can compare a laptop, to a cellphone. It's not like the smart phones dont come with any local storage.
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In order to maintain its image as providing a line of high-end products, it needs Samsung to provide cheaper products to compare its own products against. Apple therefore dominates the market in developed countries, and Samsung dominates the market in developing countries, in which the average household income is lower.

But Samsung not only makes just as expensive phones, they also make better phones. And Samsung is now, I think, at least as popular in rich countries as Apple. Samsung is not the underdog, Samsung is the man. Apple pretends it's the man and tries to convince the people that it is, but Apple has lost that position. This theory is bull if you ask me.

It's an interesting angle though. Legal battles like these could lock out other companies. Then again, isn't it a bit late anyway? The big players already have phones on the market and they're not going away. New phone manufacturers would have a REALLY hard time making anything even without having to avoid legal battles, just because of the experience and brand reputation the big players have.

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And look at us now:
HTC One, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Optimus G, LG 4x HD, Nexus 4, Xperia Z, Huawei Ascend G615, Huawei Ascend D1 Quad, ASUS Padfone 2, Lumia 920, HTC 8X, ATIV S.
All current high-end HD phones.
There has never before been a selection this enormous.

HTC One replaced the One X+. I also think you forgot all the Windows flagship phones which are increasingly popular even if the original poster wasn't talking about WP.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/19/13 at 6:53pm
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It's kind of ironic that there's people in this thread falling into the exact pitfall that the article describes. Ever heard of a bipoly? It's all the rage these days.


edit: I mean think about it (I know I am, too much). Samsung is practically the Asian version of GE. You don't see Apple putting it's name on home appliances. Cargo ships. Life insurance. It's theoretically the world's 25th largest economy. What could make them decide to put up this legal crusade over their digigadgets? $. That's all.
Edited by un-midas touch - 3/21/13 at 12:17am
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But Samsung not only makes just as expensive phones, they also make better phones. And Samsung is now, I think, at least as popular in rich countries as Apple. Samsung is not the underdog, Samsung is the man. Apple pretends it's the man and tries to convince the people that it is, but Apple has lost that position. This theory is bull if you ask me.

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HTC One replaced the One X+. I also think you forgot all the Windows flagship phones which are increasingly popular even if the original poster wasn't talking about WP.

I was deliberate with my choices, didn't include One X nor Galaxy S4 because they're not really out yet, more like upcoming devices. Also I purposely said high end quad core HD (minimum 1280x720) devices, so only actual top-tier devices are included. So none of that Windows Phone or iPhone garbage, since I don't find they deserve to be grouped in with that bunch.
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I was deliberate with my choices, didn't include One X nor Galaxy S4 because they're not really out yet, more like upcoming devices. Also I purposely said high end quad core HD (minimum 1280x720) devices, so only actual top-tier devices are included. So none of that Windows Phone or iPhone garbage, since I don't find they deserve to be grouped in with that bunch.
They do. Trust me, they do.
There's no difference in use between a dual core WP and a quad core Android phone. AFAIK Android doesn't utilize four cores that well, but WP uses two cores exceptionally well. Lumia 920, ATIV S and 8X are all top-tier devices. Even if the CPU was lacking (and it isn't), they have all the features of a top-tier smartphone.
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This is why I was glad when Google made the move to buy out Motorola Mobility. It let them buy up a crap ton of patents, which they said their intent was to provide a bigger protection scope for their android phones. They dont want to make phones, they are perfectly happy with everyone else making their phones, worked out really great for the PC marketplace, why not try that strategy out with phones? They did it in an effort to push the legal battles away from their phone manufacturers.

If I understand the move that Google made, correctly, then one would think that I as a startup manufacturer could likely approach google with all of their new patents on handsets and get permission to use their patents to design new phones. Using the safety of Google patents to make Google phones seems like a smart move.
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