04-18-2013 01:41 AM
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  1. GrooveRite's Avatar
    That's because Samsung have become the Apple of the Android world. The device that the mass public due to huge amounts of hype and advertising.
    Its what EVERY company aspires to do!....Its called being successful!!
    04-12-2013 08:22 AM
  2. GrooveRite's Avatar
    does it seem the buzz for the s4 is dying off a bit?
    I'll tell you this......

    ..........my younger sister (24) is a HUUUGGGGE Apple head!! But she is what I call a HYPE band wagoner! The other day, she tells me, "Do you know when the Galaxy S4 is coming out"? I was taken back and asked her, "WHAT?!?! Why do you want the S4"?!?! She then tells me, "Most of my friends are switching over and I don't want to be the only one with an i-phone"! I then precede to tell her that she should stick with the phone that makes her happy!

    ........shes getting the S4 btw........
    04-12-2013 08:34 AM
  3. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I'll tell you this......

    ..........my younger sister (24) is a HUUUGGGGE Apple head!! But she is what I call a HYPE band wagoner! The other day, she tells me, "Do you know when the Galaxy S4 is coming out"? I was taken back and asked her, "WHAT?!?! Why do you want the S4"?!?! She then tells me, "Most of my friends are switching over and I don't want to be the only one with an i-phone"! I then precede to tell her that she should stick with the phone that makes her happy!

    ........shes getting the S4 btw........
    Well at least she is getting an android based phones and one of the best in the market. Imagine she came home with a Dell streak....

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    04-12-2013 09:06 AM
  4. Suda's Avatar
    ^^^^I agree with this.

    Now my only problem im having is deciding what case to get for my new S4 when it arrives. .. decisions decisions

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    You're a lot farther along than me, I'm still trying to decide what color.
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    04-12-2013 10:40 AM
  5. Podunks's Avatar
    That's because Samsung have become the Apple of the Android world. The device that the mass public due to huge amounts of hype and advertising.
    I disagree whole heatedly. Samsung does not keep me stuck on 1 OS. They do not box me in, keeping me from doing what I want from my device. They do not only have 1 product model to choose from as far as phones go. They are not trying to invade my privacy with features such as heartbeat monitoring, random front camera pictures to "make sure your phone hasn't been stole."


    Your loose comparison is only accurate in the sense of Brand Awareness.
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    04-12-2013 10:45 AM
  6. Suda's Avatar
    I disagree whole heatedly. Samsung does not keep me stuck on 1 OS. They do not box me in, keeping me from doing what I want from my device. They do not only have 1 product model to choose from as far as phones go. They are not trying to invade my privacy with features such as heartbeat monitoring, random front camera pictures to "make sure your phone hasn't been stole."


    Your loose comparison is only accurate in the sense of Brand Awareness.
    He's only referring to brand awareness. He doesn't like how big Samsung is and how small a company like HTC is, although if you've read the list of previous phones he's owned they've all been Samsung phones. It's almost like people enjoy tearing down something they helped build up themselves.

    Cliff notes

    He's just being a hipster.
    04-12-2013 11:07 AM
  7. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Well at least she is getting an android based phones and one of the best in the market. Imagine she came home with a Dell streak....

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    Yeah I know, lol! Shes only following the crowd though so if the sheep....uh, crowd I mean....went with the Dell Streak, well then guess what?! lol!

    My dad went away on vacation to South America for 3 weeks and left her his Galaxy Note 2 that we got him for X-mas. Shes constantly calling me on how to do this and that! She says that there are TOO MANY OPTIONS and its TOO CONFUSING for her, lol! I tell her, stop being lazy and LEARN how to use the device or.....JUST GET THE DAMN ip5!!! Mind you, she had the G1 WAY before I got my first smartphone!! You'd think she'd be an expert by now!! lol!
    04-12-2013 11:29 AM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    What controls do you mean? Afterall, the wireless carriers own the networks.

    I'm not familiar with what Apples doing that others can't, when it comes to the carriers.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Well lets see, Apple dictates the following:

    No bloatware
    No Carrier Branding
    No delays in Software Updates
    No control over releasing software updates
    No control on pricing of the phone
    No control at all other than being luck to sell the iPhone.
    taylorz_412 likes this.
    04-13-2013 05:37 PM
  9. Raptor007's Avatar
    Well at least she and her friends are adding to the growing number of new android activation's on a daily basis and Android doesn't rely on iPod Touches to boost their OS numbers.
    04-13-2013 05:40 PM
  10. toujours_frais's Avatar
    Even Facebook home is creating more buzz than the S4...
    smooth3006 and Topgonzo like this.
    04-13-2013 06:24 PM
  11. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    Even Facebook home is creating more buzz than the S4...
    Why wouldn't it! Facebook rocks! The s4 not so much!

    Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head!
    04-13-2013 07:11 PM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Even Facebook home is creating more buzz than the S4...
    Thats because it just came out
    FB home is not good I tried it...more for like a super FB user, and even with that it still doesnt manage ur apps or no widgets...but back on topic lol
    04-13-2013 07:18 PM
  13. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    Facebook isn't cool anymore. Anyone old enough to remember Myspace?

    BTW, speaking of not cool anymore: This and this.
    04-14-2013 12:06 AM
  14. TheOnlyMorgan's Avatar
    I'll tell you this......

    ..........my younger sister (24) is a HUUUGGGGE Apple head!! But she is what I call a HYPE band wagoner! The other day, she tells me, "Do you know when the Galaxy S4 is coming out"? I was taken back and asked her, "WHAT?!?! Why do you want the S4"?!?! She then tells me, "Most of my friends are switching over and I don't want to be the only one with an i-phone"! I then precede to tell her that she should stick with the phone that makes her happy!

    ........shes getting the S4 btw........
    Yeah. Bandwagoners when it comes to phones are really prevalent in society. Here's a story of something that happened to me recently.

    I'm friended on Facebook with this girl who I went to school with. She went around 2-2.5 months without coming online, posting anything, etc. She has an iPhone 4S(pretty sure, I know she has an iPhone) A few weeks ago she makes a post (paraphrasing) "Finally got Facebook to work on my phone! All I needed to do was update the app." And I read a little back and forth between her and a friend of hers and she said "I haven't had Facebook in 3 months because of this." Then I start scratching my head and say "You could have just typed facebook.com into the browser and used the site that way, it's almost the same interface as the app." to which she replies, "Where were you with this information months ago?"

    I've known for a while not everyone uses their smartphones to do that many advanced, cool, 'smart' things, but not having the know-how to just go into the browser on her phone and just login to the website that way. It took the cake for me. A lot of people just buy certain phones to have that kind of phone - and then they do nothing special at all with them. They might as well have a BlackBerry Curve or a feature phone.
    04-14-2013 11:12 AM
  15. Podunks's Avatar
    Facebook isn't cool anymore. Anyone old enough to remember Myspace?

    BTW, speaking of not cool anymore: This and this.
    Facebook is past its prime, unless you are in pre-k.
    04-14-2013 08:46 PM
  16. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Yeah. Bandwagoners when it comes to phones are really prevalent in society. Here's a story of something that happened to me recently.

    I'm friended on Facebook with this girl who I went to school with. She went around 2-2.5 months without coming online, posting anything, etc. She has an iPhone 4S(pretty sure, I know she has an iPhone) A few weeks ago she makes a post (paraphrasing) "Finally got Facebook to work on my phone! All I needed to do was update the app." And I read a little back and forth between her and a friend of hers and she said "I haven't had Facebook in 3 months because of this." Then I start scratching my head and say "You could have just typed facebook.com into the browser and used the site that way, it's almost the same interface as the app." to which she replies, "Where were you with this information months ago?"

    I've known for a while not everyone uses their smartphones to do that many advanced, cool, 'smart' things, but not having the know-how to just go into the browser on her phone and just login to the website that way. It took the cake for me. A lot of people just buy certain phones to have that kind of phone - and then they do nothing special at all with them. They might as well have a BlackBerry Curve or a feature phone.
    I have MANY friends like this.....just like you....and they also make me scratch my head at their lack of tech-savviness....lol! Like c'mon man, really?!?! smh
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    04-15-2013 08:52 AM
  17. smooth3006's Avatar
    it seems to me that the majority of buyers for this device on xda will be from our overseas friends. i still say the buzz has died off and then some. im gonna get one, see how development goes. if im not impressed ill return it and get the htc one.
    Topgonzo likes this.
    04-15-2013 10:29 AM
  18. Suda's Avatar
    If popularity is a factor for you in phone buying then skip then both the S4/One and buy an iPhone.
    04-15-2013 03:50 PM
  19. smooth3006's Avatar
    If popularity is a factor for you in phone buying then skip then both the S4/One and buy an iPhone.
    No but development is a factor for me.
    04-15-2013 04:13 PM
  20. Suda's Avatar
    What are you talking about, in terms of ROMs? If anything they'll be more people working on the S4 than any other phone if what you're worried about is development, as long as you're getting the Snapdragon version. It's the Octa core that won't receive that much support at the onset.
    04-15-2013 04:30 PM
  21. smooth3006's Avatar
    What are you talking about, in terms of ROMs? If anything they'll be more people working on the S4 than any other phone if what you're worried about is development, as long as you're getting the Snapdragon version. It's the Octa core that won't receive that much support at the onset.
    None of those roms are for the US varients though.
    04-15-2013 05:40 PM
  22. Suda's Avatar
    None of those roms are for the US varients though.
    Is the US version out yet?
    04-15-2013 05:43 PM
  23. smooth3006's Avatar
    Is the US version out yet?
    Thats why i said "hopefully" we get good development for the US version when it releases.
    04-15-2013 05:46 PM
  24. Suda's Avatar
    Thats why i said "hopefully" we get good development for the US version when it releases.
    There is no "hopefully" in it, it will get the same support the S3 did. It'll get CM support if this is what you're trying to get at.
    04-15-2013 05:54 PM
  25. Topgonzo's Avatar
    Will the s3 still very keylime pie?
    04-15-2013 05:55 PM
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