There is no clear victor between in the battle between Samsung vs. Apple. In fact, it has just got a whole lot more uglier with the release of the latest advertisements from the smartphone giants. Samsung’s ‘It Doesn’t Take a Genius’ ad (shown below) is evidently a dig at Apple’s tech support, the Genius Bar, in Apple Retail Stores.
I personally can’t praise the marketing team at Samsung for tapping into what we all know too well and that is…
Apple fans are simplistic sheeple who love being told how to think, act and buy.
And OH what a shit storm this little slice of the truth has caused the last few days. If anything, it has given the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 even more press coverage than they both could ever ask for (or deserve in Apple’s case). If you don’t believe me – just think about the variations of the humble iPod below…
iPod classic aka “The mp3 I listen to in everyday life, in the car, on the bus in my bed”
iPod shuffle aka “I’m too broke to afford anything bigger mp3 player” aka “The iPod for the blind”
iPod touch aka “I couldn’t afford an iPhone mp3 player” aka “I want a phone but I don’t have any friends to call”
iPod nano aka “I like my iPod the same size as my genitals” aka “My carer maintains my playlist during visits iPod”
All these iterations of the same mp3 capabilities, in a different frame with different amounts of HDD storage in an extremely exaggerated pricing model.
But onto the ad.
The XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab who is located in the UK (check his Twitter account out @Faryaab), has managed to get Jellybean compatible and working with an International Samsung Galaxy SIII / i9300. Not bad for a 15 year old! Geez.. I can’t even remember what I was doing at 15 years of age, but it sure as hell wasn’t cracking the latest Nokia Symbian software.
This is exciting news though. We can now understand what Google’s intentions will be for Jellybean on a wider scale and also what they’ve been up to in their collaborations with Samsung on their Nexus phone.
Regardless… all the latest Jellybean releases are ports based from the leaked Jellybean 4.1 OS from the Galaxy Nexus, meaning they are modified for us with a Samsung Galaxy SIII so this isn’t the official release… in fact it isn’t even the official unofficial leak! You have been warned that this isn’t a 100% true compatible release as the stats will show you below. (more…)
Yes I know that pun in the title was a terrible joke… just as bad as the joke that New Zealand have the chance to pre-order the Galaxy S3 before Australia : /
Dubai residents waiting for the much lauded smartphone got the shock of their lives when they saw the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone on sale – a full week before its scheduled launch in the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the region. Its hefty price tag, around 2500 AED ($691 AUD – pretty cheap for Aus!)
for the 16 GB phone, didn’t seem to deter eager buyers who were only too thrilled to pick up this coveted smartphone and check out its fantastic features.