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    Default Do you think that LG copies Samsung?

    Hi guys, I am an owner of the s4 and I was thinking of upgrade to the G2. When I got more familiar with the software and hardware, I have noticed how LG copied Samsung, but you now what? I think it's for the best, because even if they copy some bits, they refine them and make them more enjoyable. So, what you guys think about that? Is it a good bet to buy an LG phone when Sammy is the leader on the android market?

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    I came from a touchwiz device to an LG G2. I don't see how it was a copy. I much prefer the G2 experience.
    But then, it's a stinkin' phone. I don't really care who copies who as long as they all end up with nice features. Look around. Everybody borrows design elements from everyone else. Take a design class and they TEACH you to be inspired by others. Worrying about who copies who is ... well, there's just better things to do with one's time.
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    Lg UI is not similar as Samsung...but there are some as Samsung... everyone Is copycat...once Samsung copied Apple..now grown up.

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    who really cares honestly? they all copy each other... sammy copies apple, apple copies windows phone, and so on... its kind of annoying to me when i hear people say one copied the other... no disrespect

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    Well at least Samsung isn't a suing machine like Apple. Let's be happy there isn't no legal action from Samsung because of these copied features.
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    Default Re: Do you think that LG copies Samsung?

    I've had 2 phones with Touchwiz...I don't see anything LG copied from Samsung per se
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    i believe dual camera option was present in the LG Optimus Pro last year before G4...
    also i believe there is an argument on patent infringment on the eye tracking feature...
    and they have been going at each other for decades fighting over spying and stealing, etc.
    samsung has stronger brand recognition so most wouldnt even know if LG came with it first or not.

    With that being said, besides a few similar features to me thats where it ends
    hardware they are different in specs where i think lg topped samsung in better processor, 5.2" IPS, IOS on the camera and and different in design.
    software i personally prefer the look and feel of LG over touchwiz and i like the knock knock over the hand hovering gesture.

    samsung is not a suing machine because realistically they are more a copy machine
    hey, their method has worked will for them.
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    Default Re: Do you think that LG copy Samsung?

    Is your question , "do you think LG copied Samsung?" or "Should I buy an LG when Samsung is the leader?"

    1. Copied Samsung how?
    2. You should buy whatever phone suits your needs. Why would you even ask if you should buy a certain phone just because another phone is "the leader"? What difference does it make who the leader is or who copied who?
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    Default Re: Do you think that LG copy Samsung?

    Quote Originally Posted by donm527 View Post
    i believe dual camera option was present in the LG Optimus Pro last year before G4...
    also i believe there is an argument on patent infringment on the eye tracking feature...
    and they have been going at each other for decades fighting over spying and stealing, etc.
    samsung has stronger brand recognition so most wouldnt even know if LG came with it first or not.

    With that being said, besides a few similar features to me thats where it ends
    hardware they are different in specs where i think lg topped samsung in better processor, 5.2" IPS, IOS on the camera and and different in design.
    software i personally prefer the look and feel of LG over touchwiz and i like the knock knock over the hand hovering gesture.

    samsung is not a suing machine because realistically they are more a copy machine
    hey, their method has worked will for them.
    Very true...Samsung has a rabid fan base much like Apple. I always go for the "better phone" for me, regardless of who makes it. If the G2 hadn't been around, I probably would have tried a Windows Phone this time around. I'm not sure if I'm more enamored by the G2, or T-Mobile's LTE in my area, but I'm quite fricking happy at the moment.
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    Default Re: Do you think that LG copies Samsung?

    Mimicry is about the highest form of flattery. I think LG has taken good bits from others and added some good bits of their own.

    I know many find the UI to be TouchWiz like, and agree to a point, but some of the icons remind me of Go Launcher themes that I used in the Gingerbread and earlier days.

    The eye detection is another seemingly obvious implementation borrowed from Samsung, but isn't that an extension of face detection? Haven't cameras had that for a while?

    Or maybe it all just came from WebOS and BlackBerry...

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    Default Re: Do you think that LG copies Samsung?

    Quote Originally Posted by bespinct View Post
    The eye detection is another seemingly obvious implementation borrowed from Samsung, but isn't that an extension of face detection? Haven't cameras had that for a while?

    Or maybe it all just came from WebOS and BlackBerry...

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    Eye detection for watching videos was an ANDROID extension that Samsung simply included in their devices so you didn't have to download an app...Kinda' like a calendar. Yes, the camera's have had that for a long time. Touchwiz and the LG GUI definitely remind me of GO Launchers....That's why I use Nova.
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    Can't we just accept that everyone borrows from everyone else and stop talking about this? Why does everyone keep getting so **** hurt over this?

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    Default Re: Do you think that LG copies Samsung?

    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Some_Nobody View Post
    Can't we just accept that everyone borrows from everyone else and stop talking about this? Why does everyone keep getting so **** hurt over this?

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    Why do you keep reading it? I don't see where anyone other than you is butthurt over this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalizDad View Post
    Why do you keep reading it? I don't see where anyone other than you is butthurt over this thread.

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    It's not just this thread. It just gets ridiculous. Over and over and over.

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    I think it's pretty obvious that they used s4 UI as a base for the g2's, and just added to it. The notification pane has almost the same layout, with the addition of q slide and quick remote if you want. They got some of the camera features from the s4. The way widgets and apps are separated in the app tray is the same. The clock and weather widget is the same. The two phones look physically similar.

    Obviously all companies copy things from other companies, but lg seem to have aimed specifically for the s4's market. It's a good thing. I like touchwiz, I just hate the green highlight, that water droplet touch sound, and the fact that it stutters. The g2 gets rid of all that, and has many features of its own. The UI looks better imo, the phone's screen is nicer, and the camera and battery life are better. It's definitely the better phone.

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    Default Re: Do you think that LG copies Samsung?

    Quote Originally Posted by lexfrancis View Post
    I think it's pretty obvious that they used s4 UI as a base for the g2's, and just added to it. The notification pane has almost the same layout, with the addition of q slide and quick remote if you want. They got some of the camera features from the s4. The way widgets and apps are separated in the app tray is the same. The clock and weather widget is the same. The two phones look physically similar.

    Obviously all companies copy things from other companies, but lg seem to have aimed specifically for the s4's market. It's a good thing. I like touchwiz, I just hate the green highlight, that water droplet touch sound, and the fact that it stutters. The g2 gets rid of all that, and has many features of its own. The UI looks better imo, the phone's screen is nicer, and the camera and battery life are better. It's definitely the better phone.

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    1. I'm not arguing...I'm just going to point out:

    ALL of the items you listed are based off of open source apps or made for LG by someone else. That weather app of Samsung's? Nope...That's the Accuweather app made by Accuweather for LG, and the Samsung version is the Accuweather app made by Accuweather for Samsung. The notification pane is pretty much the same across ALL of the phones now and is an Android feature which LG took to the "nth" degree and added toggles I didn't even know existed. And the camera? The features are from whoever makes the camera in a particular phone, but LG's GUI is a lot easier to use than my S3 was. I have a D-SLR for taking photos, and when I want to snap one with my phone it's usually a fleeting target of opportunity...I know on my HTC One, that was a rather annoying affair unless I just snapped it and hoped the settings were right. You are more than correct in saying "It's definitely the better phone." I frickin' love this phone.
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    Tbh, after reading and researching so much about this phone, I hate myself and should admit that I want to trade my S4 for a LG G2.... So badly.... Hope i get i good selling price for my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HalizDad View Post
    . The notification pane is pretty much the same across ALL of the phones now
    Yeah. Maybe I'm basing everything I'm saying solely on the fact that the g2 is more similar to the s4 than the nexus 4, which is the last device I had...

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    Hi Phone Folks! Everyone take a deep breath, hold for five seconds, slowly release a then with a smile on your face, say I'm so glad I have an LG G2! HA HA! I've had a Galaxy Epic 4G on Sprint and a Galaxy S3 on Verizon. I was out of contract and waiting patiently of 4.3 to come from Samsung. I had charging issues with the S3, and after 4 car chargers and two home chargers, the S3 had a circuit board problem. I have paying close attention to T Mobile, and decided to go with the LG G2 with Magenta. What a combination! Here in Pittsburgh, I am seeing incredible 4G Ltd coverage, paying for the phone on Jump, and saving close to $20.00 per month. I could care less about copying, really! The LG G2 is so intuitive, when I'm getting it out of my pocket, my finger is already on power button and screen is on and ready! Double tap is awesome and lime I said, you want a phone that flows into your style of use. My old eyes adores the screen, I see no need for replacement launcher (had Go Launcher on every Samsung phone for a reason, right?) LG has hit one out of the park, and I couldn't be happier with my selection. I really don't care when KitKat arrives, we have a powerhouse in our hands, and sits at the top of the cellphone Kingdom! Cheers!

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