Android is the most popular smartphone platform on the planet, Samsung is the most popular Android manufacturer, and the Galaxy S3 is almost certainly going to be the most popular Android phone this year. And the iPhone 5 is going to be one of the most popular phones, period. So, that means anyone looking to buy a new phone for the next year will likely end up trying to decide between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple's iPhone 5. The good news is, both are phenomenal devices. The bad news is, that makes the choice especially tough. Our Mobile Nations sibling site, Android Central has already given you their take. Here's mine.
Less. Than. Three. That's how many days remain until Apple holds their September 12 event and we almost certainly get our first, official look at the iPhone 5. I just put up a fancy new iPhone super page to keep track of all the action, and we have lots more coming this week.
Starting tonight as I talk geek-to-geek with Fox New's Clayton Morris about what we can expect at the big event. You don't want to miss that. But before we get too caught up on the week ahead, here are some final thoughts on the week that was, including Amazon vs. Apple, the ultimate copy loop, and a sentimental moment for yours truly...
Apple might have already won $1 billion dollars in one U.S. lawsuit against partner/rival Samsung, but they've still got others pending, and they've now added Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note devices to the list of products they claim infringe Apple patents.
Rene and Seth talk Apple vs. Samsung verdict, iPhone 5 and NFC, iPad mini and October, AirPlay and Wi-Fi Direct, Drafts 2.0, Dropbox two-factor verification, and answer your email and Twitter questions. This is the iMore show!
Clearly, if there's one thing Samsung isn't copying from Apple it's how to give a keynote. At the Galaxy S3 event, a female Samsung executive did the PR equivalent of spit take after hearing Samsung's new, tinkle-like audio tone, presumable for the first time.
Our Mobile Nations sibling sites, Android Central, and WPCentral are live at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and since Apple doesn't attend any shows but their own -- expected on September, 12, of course -- that leaves the stage wide open to companies like Sony and Samsung to show off new Xperia T, Galaxy Note 2, Ativ-S, and other devices. Here's what we've seen so far...
I jumped on MacBreak Weekly today, as the show was already in progress, to talk about the Apple versus Samsung verdict, iPhone 5 and iPad mini rumors galore, the latest Java security hole, and Retina Macs with hosts Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko, and fellow guest Rich Siegel of Bare Bones software, makers of BBEdit, which I use all day, every day, and my main Mac text editor.
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Looks like Apple isn't wasting any time listing the Samsung Android phones they'd like to have banned in the U.S. following their $1 billion win last week. And that's a good thing, because a lot of these phones look so old they're probably not being sold much if at all anymore, so the faster they're not sold, the better... right?
In the matter of Apple's $1 billion verdict over Samsung, we've already had two separate, yet equally important PR statements. Since then, a Samsung executive has said it's their worst case scenario, and Google, not surprisingly, has tried to keep Android well away from the fallout.