Was Microsoft right to buy Nokia?

Before going into the phone business, Apple already had a reputation for producing premium devices. They could utilize that leverage to sell their phones, at premium prices. As at today, there are rumors of Apple working on a less expensive iPhone.

Google did not have a history for producing devices, so they focused on the software. Knowing that you can’t bring a knife to a gun fight, they focused on the software while they left other players (Samsung and HTC) produce the hardware. The current boom enjoyed by Android is due to the influx of Chinese devices that could afford to sell at very low prices. You can’t afford the iPhone experience? There is an Android for you. Now, Google, after gaining enough market share, stepped in to set a standard for their devices. The Nexus devices and the eventual purchase of Motorola, leading to the Moto X. Possibly the most perfect phone ever created. Continue reading “Was Microsoft right to buy Nokia?”

If Samsung copied Apple…

apple-vs-androidA typical conversation between an Apple fan boy and an Android fan boy

  • Apple Advocate: Samsung COPIED the iPhone completely!
  • Me: So a Samsung Galaxy Series phone works just like an iPhone?
  • AA: YES!
  • Me: So I get the same experience with Samsung that I get with Apple?
  • AA: No. Android sucks, Samsung phones are horrible to use!
  • Me: So Apple’s phones suck and are horrible to use too?
  • AA: NO! Apple’s phones are awesome.
  • Me: But I thought you said that Samsung copied Apple’s phones. How can that be, if they’re identical as you say?
  • AA: Uhhhh…
  • Me: Do Apple phones have LTE?
  • AA: No. You don’t need LTE, 3G EVDO is good enough!
  • Me: Do Apple phones have screens larger than 3.5 inches?
  • AA: No. 3.5 inches is enough for anyone.
  • Me: Does Apple offer a removable battery?
  • AA: No. Removable batteries are terrible!
  • Me: Is Android a comparable operating system to iOS?
  • AA: No. Android SUCKS!
  • Me: Does Apple make its phone with a plastic case and back?
  • AA: No. It’s all glass.
  • Me: Does Apple make a phone with an AMOLED display?
  • AA: No. Apple uses LCD, which is good enough.
  • Me: So, basically, what you’re saying is, other than the user experience, screen size, color, backplane, form factor, operating system, data speeds, look, feel and usability, the phones are exactly alike.
  • Me: *shakes head*