Apple vs. Samsung: The smartphone war summarized
Apple vs. Samsung has been the biggest smartphone slobber-knocker of the last half-decade. It has resulted in massive profits for both companies, and massive amounts of litigations between them. Apple believes Samsung, once a close manufacturing parter, and Google, once a close services parter, learned from the iPhone how to make a modern smartphone and then used that knowledge to clone the Android-powered Galaxy S series. Samsung and Google contend Apple hasn't a case to stand on. So how do we condense all those years, devices, and proceedings into one cohesive telling? Luckily, Vanity Fair has made it so we don't have to:
The entire situation is insane and in many ways, and well worth a read. It'll be even more interesting to see what happens when the iPhone 6 goes up against the Galaxy S5 this fall...
Source: Vanity Fair via Daring Fireball
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
IOS related sites always compare the fall release of an iPhone to the 6-8 months old Galaxy phone when Apple had plenty of time to make a better product.
Android related sites always compare in May when the Galaxy phone has top of the line hardware and Samsung had the time to copy all the gimmicks apple used on the previous iPhone.
Basically both comparisons are useless. The only point in time to compare is when your contract runs out :-)
Microsoft earns $2 billion *every year* from Android via patent licenses:
Google doesn't like what Samsung has done with Android (e.g. TouchWiz.)
And Google doesn't like that Samsung is the only viable Android handset maker. What to do? What to do? How can Google regain control of Android?
Aha! Silver! Their third attempt, or so, at getting rid of all that bloatware crap:
http://gizmodo.com/reminder-apple-vs-samsung-is-just-a-professional-fanb... Headline is all you need to know.