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Just a thought why the epic has been kept secret...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JUSTQUAN2, Aug 4, 2010.


    JUSTQUAN2 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    do you think samsung and sprint have been keeping the epic 4g under deep cover is to keep it from being rooted/hacked so soon?

    it is just a thought, but the evo was rooted very fast and i heard it did rub some upper tier people the wrong way.

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  2. Bitbang3r

    Bitbang3r Well-Known Member


    It's fun and morally-imperative to hurl blame and hatred in Motorola's general direction, but it's equally important to remember that Motorola is an aberration (some might say 'blight') on the Android landscape. HTC is practically an outright benefactor of xda-developers.com, and Samsung's attitude towards rooting falls somewhere between ambivalence and amusement. Samsung isn't really interested in *helping* anyone replace the firmware on their phones, but they aren't going to go out of their way to STOP anyone from doing it, either. If you want to wipe and reflash your phone, Samsung's general attitude can be summed up as, "(yawn.) Don't let the door hit you on the way out...."

    Motorola isn't a "normal" company -- it's a major defense contractor that happens to have a substantial base of civilian customers on the side to stabilize its cash flow whenever the military cuts back on spending for a year or two. Security pervades the company from top to bottom, and colors its entire view of the world and the role of its products within it. Motorola was making arbitrarily-limited, locked-down Linux phones before the iPhone was even a mess on Steve Jobs' bedsheets.
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    JUSTQUAN2 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    hey bro, good response but you know you came off like denis miller in saying/typing all of that LMAO!! but thank you for the feedback none the less =)
  4. IcingPrincess

    IcingPrincess Lurker

    They said something in the press release that they wanted to make sure they didn't have the same shortages that the EVO is currently experiencing and wanted to be certain that the pre-orders and such would be able to be filled.
  5. SporkLover

    SporkLover Android Enthusiast

    What do you mean by deep under cover?

    My thoughts are that there is a happy balance between announcing it too early and stealing handset sales from other phones in the line up (Evo) and announcing it too late and not drumming up enough attention for launch. Always tricky trying to find that optimum balance.
  6. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    I think he means like Arnold Schwarzenneger(*sp?) in True Lies, only not as funny.
  7. SporkLover

    SporkLover Android Enthusiast

    I'm thinking that Predator might have been a good Arnie example!

Samsung Epic 4G Forum

The Samsung Epic 4G release date was September 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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