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No. There were rumors that you'd be able to scroll and move around the screen with eye tracking. Sounds really lazy, sure, but might have been pretty cool.
Have you seen this?
I think, at this point, it is a lot like the bluetooth keyboard, but still seems kinda cool. Long video.
Samsung Keynote @ CES 2013 - Youm Flexible Displays [HD] It was shaping up to be an hour that only a tech geek could love, until former President Bill Clinto...
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You could be right but when I was studying up on the S4 it seemed kind of gimmicky to me. Really surprised it don't have it. The fanboy sites were all over this tech addition.
I think it all came down to how well it was implemented and how much it would have affected battery life.
Not necessarily true...
For NFC to become useful you need point-of-sale systems, vendors etc. to retool. That'll take longer. All devices (iPhones, Androids, Windows Phones, Blackberries, everyone) will have NFC well before that becomes commonplace.
Scenarios related to device interaction (sharing links, pictures, music etc.) -- that's where NFC can be used right now, but for that to become really effective, you need Apple / Google / Microsoft to play nice with each other since there's some diversity of devices in the market right now (but they're not playing nice at the moment) . Stuff like sharing contacts and URLs are governed by standards, so they work across Android and Windows Phone over NFC right now (I can pull up a contact, tap share, tap your phone, and the contact info comes up on your phone) but those standards need to keep up.
I've used NFC to pay for stuff a bunch of times. I don't really find it that useful, because at the end of the day, it takes longer than just pulling out a plastic card to pay. Receipt on the device/in e-mail is cool though.
Back to the topic, Samsung continues to make some of the most boring-looking phones in the world. The HTC One looks so much nicer than this. Samsung has no business having the market share that they do, that should belong to HTC.
Does the HTC One have better reception radios on it?
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HTC better hope that consumers agree. A year-on-year fall in revenues of 60% is abysmal.
I do agree that Samsung phones aren't the best looking, and the amount of plastic in them really cheapens the device.
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Looks like Gizmodo agrees...
"There has been a ton of hype and build-up to this device, and ultimately, it left us feeling cold. The S IV feels uninspired. There are small spec bumps from the previous generation and there's a ton of software which will largely sit unused. There's just no wow-factor here.
I had the HTC One with me during my hands on time, and the difference is like night and day. For starters, the One is noticeably faster in every context. When flicking between screens, opening apps, and taking photos there was clear lag on the Galaxy S IV, whereas everything was almost instantaneous on the One. To be fair, this wasn't the final production version of the S IV, and who knows which processor was in the model I had. There's a chance it'll be faster at launch.
But even purely from a design perspective, the One absolutely crushes the S IV. When you pick up the One, you feel like you're holding something amazing, both in the build and the screen. When you pick up the S IV, you feel like you're holding an S III with a few extra bells and whistles."
After a lot of teasing, and a lot of leaking, the Galaxy S IV is finally here. Last yearre living in the future?
Seriously? Design aesthetics means shit when your crappy-ass company can't get OS updates out even remotely close to "somewhat late." Try telling the Thunderbolt owners who got ICS in February 7 months after it was promised or Droid Incredible 2 owners who are still waiting. And that's just for friggin ice cream sandwich. A moment of silence for those poor Rezound owners who are desperately praying that they'll ever get JB.
My S3 on the other hand, despite being late because Verizon are assholes, at least got Jelly Bean within a few months. There's a reason HTC has been in the shitter.
S3 peeps. I'm on the original Evo 4g looking to upgrade. I was holding out to see what the S4 looked like. Not sure my Evo will make it to the S4 release and I didn't see a ton compared to the S3 that blew me away (and I am by NO means a power user).
My only concern is buying a year old phone (s3) and how frequently they will continue to keep it updated through the life of a 2 year contract. I've heard Samsung does a pretty good job of not just cutting the old versions loose (i even read that the s3 may be getting some of the bells & whistles mentioned on the s4 as part of the next update)
Thoughts? I'm thinking of just getting the s3 now ($99 on Amazon) as opposed to waiting 2 months and an extra $100 or so.
Get a Note II. Much closer to an S4.
Guinness makes you drop mud.
An S3 will still have plenty of life because a) it unlocks without too much troubleand you can install new ROMs fairly easily and b) its massive userbase means that the most popular ROMS (CyanogenMod) will maintain support for the S3 for a good long time (this assumes Samsung drops S3 support within two years, which is highly unlikely).
Even if you're not sure your EVO will hold out, you might as well ride that pony until its a drying corpse in the desert to see if you can make it and then evaluate your options from there. I survived using an Palm Pixi Plus for an entire year to hold onto unlimited data until the S3 came out, and if I can live with a Pixi Plus, you can placeholder for a few months till the S4 arrives.
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So, the new phone is pretty much the same. I have my Galaxy 3 until May 2014 anyway so I'm very happy.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
I might want to see if Motorola is offering anything new in November, when I'm upgrade-eligible. Love Samsung, but I want something with better reception. I might just get the Droid Razr MAXX HD. Unless the S4 has improved reception, by then it'll be on holiday sales, etc.
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