I've just had a quick look at a few sites covering the ad.
The fanboys are really butt-hurt over this.
Some of the comments are so bitter you'd swear they'd caught the Galaxy having sex with their wives.
Ah, sweet revenge! After winning its court battle to lift the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, Samsung is making the most of the fondleslab injunction saga. Samsung Australia's vice-president of telecommunications, Tyler McGee, told the Sydney Morning Herald that the case has turned the tablet into a household name in …
Seems all the coverage of the Apple vs Samsung wars has increased the awareness of Samsung's products all over, not just in Australia and Germany. I sort of thought that it would help Samsung in the long run.
Sort of a combination of telling someone, "Whatever you do, don't think of elephants." and banning a teenager from seeing a movie or playing a game.
In my household, it was already a household name. In my parent's household, not so much... until now. My tech illiterate friends think a Galaxy tab is a kind of aspirin.
See? You can have varying degrees of awareness among households, instead of just black and white. This lawsuit simply increased the number of households that don't call all tablets iPads.
She was the lady who put the chalk into the ink bottle to show how not brushing your teeth was bad. Turns out her ads helped sell the toothpaste despite a survey showing a large percentage of Australians actually hating the ad and disliking the character of Mrs Marsh. Fact is, brand recognition is all and Apple have given Samsung free advertising.
As regular lurker-around in the major IT-mall in Malaysia (no ads here!) I did watch a strikingly large number of Caucasian tourists rushing in grabbing explicitly a Galaxy Tab at the height of Apple's temporary success at preventing the sale in the home countries of these people. Back then I also mentioned casually to my partner that visibly these good people took the opportunity to lay their greedy fingers onto a piece of hardware, if for nothing else, then to impress the people back home. I myself was tempted to buy one, just for 'punishing' Apple. But then, it turned out I just wasn't childish enough.
Apple, you failed this one.
I just don't get it, what's the point? Most companys would/do screw you given the chance, you're a source of income and maybe word of mouth advertising, no more no less. They're a supplier so you buy the product that suits you in your price range. I've always been this way with possessions because that is all they are.
We were having a discussion here in the office about Apple and his Jobsiness after the BBC documentary that aired the other night. We all principally agreed that:
* Apple's success as a brand was entirely down to Jobs. I'm no Jobs fan (don't hate him either) but he really was a visionary
* People were/are in love with Apple because of Jobs. It was Jobs that was the face and personality of Apple
* Now that he's gone (RIP) Apple are set to hit a downward trend. It's only going to go down from here. The Apple ship has lost it's captain.
It's a shame. But that's the conclusion we all reached.
I'm not an Apple fanboi, and own no Apple products, but I wish the man peace, wherever he is.
I mean, I just received my Samsung Series 7 Slate yesterday and love it... Awesome Windows 8 machine. Been watching developer training videos on it all night and it's pretty cool to be able to flip windows and start coding from a tablet. Much nicer than my iPad.
But... Galaxy Tab is... yuck... ewww... keep it away. What the hell would a person want such a nasty device for? It's like a "I wish I had an iPad, but I got a Galaxy Tab through my telephone provider for $99 a month for 6 years instead".
I'm sure someday Android will suck less. I've tried it so many times to so much disappointment. But it's just not a nice experience. It actually feels like an iPhone's cheap cousin.
Windows 8 will be much nicer than Android (as I can tell you from personal experience on both platforms)... I'm even pretty convinced that it'll be better than iOS, but that's only because I'm a programmer and I hate not being able to program on a $800 computer... or having stupid 20megabyte download caps.
If you get a chance to try Windows 8 on a tablet... you will probably love it.
Good thing is... there's almost certainly going to be a grass roots thing where someone figures out a way to get Windows 8 ARM up and running on the Galaxy Tab.
is reponsible for increasing the public awareness of the Galaxy Tab. Apple sued Samsung, and IMHO it was a reasonable suit. Suits are filed every day and no one gives a FF except the implicated parties.
However, in this case the press, especially the technical/nerd press, leaped on the chance to bash Apple, because that part of the press WANTS the galaxy (and Android) to succeed to feed their freetard view of how the world should be.
Blame (or praise depending on your position) the "press"
I agree with CheesyTheClow, Android sucks in its present and all previous incarnations. It will doubtedly improve but it does have some way to go yet.
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