Samsung's Big Advantage

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Will Samsung's new Galaxy 4 phone be a game changer? Is the phone a serious threat to Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) and its iPhone? In this installment of Motley Fool Money, our analysts talk Samsung, Apple, and the future of smartphones.

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  • Report this Comment On March 15, 2013, at 9:31 PM, sr53706 wrote:

    Only in America! Here is a Korean company who couldn't come up with their own original products, so end up stealing in broad daylight from an American company and all you ever see on the internet and TV is Americans trashing their own iconic company which stands for the American spirit of entrepreneurship. Then why would you be surprised when rest of the world trash talk about you, if Americans themselves are busy trashing their own creative companies because they are successful. And I am a proud American who was not even born here, but came here as an immigrant because I appreciated the opportunities that this country provides for innovation & entrepreneurship. You don’t see best minds in the world lining up outside a Korean consulate. There is a reason America attracts the innovators of the world. At the end of the day, in any walk of life, if your model is to copy the leader you will always be a follower and never a leader. That's why Samsung will always be playing catch up and Apple will prevail. There is no substitute for innovation & originality.

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2013, at 4:06 AM, JasonPole wrote:

    ?? sr53706 what are you talking about, my iphone doesn't have Video eye tracking, it doesn't have gesture sensors, face recognition, NFC and I believe Samsung is the global leader in smart phones. Apple is the leader for us in the US for smart phones, but not in the world. I love technology, I used to be fascinated with the analog cell phones when companies like Sony and Panasonic and Ericsson were leaders. Now with digital phones, one thing you should note is the touch interface first came out by LG. LG-Prada phone came out prior to the Iphone. You will notice that the LG optimus phones look much more like Iphones but Apple is not sueing them because they know LG came out prior to them, the only difference was that LG didn't think you could patent a square. LG thought a phone has to look a certain way, speaker and mic on certain ends like all phones have to and eventhough they came out with touch interface first on a phone, they knew this technology existed in Windows tablets, prior to the phones. They did not sell well, but Samsung and had a windows tablet Q way before these touch interface phones came out. Sony had one as well. They just didn't think you could patent a square with flat surface. Outside of the design which LG was the first to have and past Operating Systems which did not take off, the current OS on these phones are by Google (Android) an American company. This is a proxy war by Apple and Google, Samsung is just caught in the middle, because Apple decided to sue, and Apple might be sueing as a way to advertise that Apple is innovative. Note that they are not sueing LG, they know they would lose. Look at the dates of when these square flat phones came out. LG believes there is no substitute for innovation and originality and that is why, they are not sueing people about a square.

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