Samsung is Top Dog in U.S. Smartphone Market

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Chad727

I wonder if the iPhone 6 will get with the times and finally sport an ir blaster, SD card slot, and NFC?

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MaximumMike

Don't hold your breath. Those are all open standards that Apple doesn't have a stranglehold on. They're not likely to appear on their products.
Don't expect any innovation from Apple. They're following Samsung while still pretending they're in charge.

I recently watched a piece of Anime where this kid was getting picked on at school so he started learning martial arts. There was this other weasely kid who was constantly telling him what a failure he was and how the real martial artists were going to mop the floor with him. But eventually the kid started to really excel at martial arts and started beating all the other fighters in the school, and even started taking down members of a local gang that most people were afraid of.

Seeing the opportunity, the weasely guy hijacked his name and started his own gang, setting himself up as the leader. The kid wanted nothing to do with it, but no one really believed he wasn't part of the gang. So, he basically had to tolerate this weasely guy running around taking credit for everything he did. That's pretty much how I see Apple.

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BrainFlush

That's a great story. +1 or +10, hell take them all for today!

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Chad727

All this means to me is that Samsung ran a more effective marketing campaign just like Apple did when their sales of iPhone ruled the world. That's not to say that they don't make a quality product. But is it the best? I'm not so sure.

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MaximumMike

>> That's not to say that they don't make a quality product. But is it the best? I'm not so sure.

If you can find a better one, I'd be more than interested to give it a spin. But I have no idea what that would be.

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Chad727

Try the LG G3. I've been using one for over a month now and I've been happy with it. The camera and the user replaceable battery are what sold me on it. There are days when I go through 8 hours with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth shut off and I leave work with 94% battery left. And the laser focus has led to better pics of the little guy.

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MaximumMike

For some reason I had it in my head that all of LG's flagship models lacked removable battery and memory card, so I didn't even pay battention to this one. But after revisiting the G3, I realize that is not the case. This is one compelling device. If I didn't already have my Note 3, I would be really torn. I like the slightly bigger screen and stylus on my Note 3. Plus the mutli-app functionality is the best on any Android device. But with a better resolution on a slightly smaller screen, the G3 could be very awesome in its own right. I have loved LG for years, but they have never made a compelling Android device until now. I will definitely consider LG when it comes time to get another phone.

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BrainFlush

I never owned a smartphone until 2012 and it was the S3. And I was amazed then as I am now with my S4. Yes it is full of BS apps pre-installed but you can easily remove them. The fact I can do what I want with my phone is all the matters to me at this point.

Good for Samsung I say regardless of any faults they have. Apple can shove their too little to late screen size and overpriced phones you know where.

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Swaz

@BlazePC Mad bro?

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BrainFlush

@Swaz Unable to click reply and do it properly bro?

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BlazePC

Apple cult butt-hurt back-lash incoming;

Popcorn on the ready !