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Old August 30th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jinwons View Post
Apparently you and some others are still under outdated impression on samsung androids while you have been holding out. GPS was pretty much the only weak hardware spot of original SGS and it's addressed nicely in SGSII and working fine. Also new Touchwiz 4.0 looks nothing like cartoonish iOS. It's very nicely revamped with butterly smooth UI with new features like motion zoom not found in any other UI yet. Point is they have not been sitting on their laurel since original SGS.
The Samsung Galaxy S class phones are less than a year old, how is that outdated?

Galaxy SII, AFAIK, hasn't made it to the US yet, so any comments on their track record should be reserved. SGS was in EU for months before US release and it wasn't common knowledge about the GPS issue.

Speaking of the GPS issue, how is it that you give them a pass for releasing known hardware with extremely poor performance? Software problems and bugs are enevitable, but easily corrected. But bad hardware can almost never be corrected by firmware updates. A quirky file system that caused bad lag and other issues. Not to mention it being unexcusable for a flagship class phone not getting the Froyo update until 6 mos after other phones did.

Samsung has a proven track record of bad support. This reputation has been garnered over YEARS, not just one phone release. Typically, they release a model, and divert virtually all resources toward new product developement. It's very profitable for them, but the consumers get the shaft.

Again, I'm not anti-Samsung, but would go into any Samsung phone with eyes wide open. Now a Nexus device, however, would alleviate a lot of problems with support. Don't need to worry about support when you have vanilla Google. So the only thing I'd have to worry about would be hardware.
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