Thursday, June 13, 2013

A two company race

I've mentioned before that the Android Apple battle is really a Samsung Apple conflict because Samsung so dominates the Android field. For what it's worth, here is one comparison between the two behemoths. Apple sells four current mobile devices - iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch - as well as earlier versions of the iPhone and iPad - a grand total of six products. According to the web site, Samsung sells 35 different phones and tablets. And yesterday they announced the fourth variation of their flagship Galaxy S4 phone which just came out last month. This makes Apple seem rather boring since they only release new gadgets once or twice a year. On the other hand it seems like Samsung is rolling out a new product several times a month which makes choosing a Samsung device a daunting process.
This product avalanche promted Android guru JR Raphael to tell Samsung to "please stop the madness" in this article. While I do use an iPhone I am very impressed with the new Samsung Galaxy S4 and imagine in the race for most features the S4 would win hands down. A friend who had just purchased one for several very good reasons only chuckled when I ask about the eye tracking feature that stops a video when you look away.

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