Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launches – What The Tech Ep. 409

Posted on August 10, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, What The Tech with 4 Comments

Andrew and I discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, Bixby powered Galaxy Home smart speaker, and much more.

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4 responses to “Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launches – What The Tech Ep. 409”

  1. HellcatM

    The question I have is if apple didn't make the iphone who would be 1 and 2? Would it be Android and someone else? Would the second one be Palm, Blackberry or WIndows something?

    Maybe things wouldn't have come together as quickly, but pinch to zoom was a thing already, captive screens were a thing, carriers already had stores on the phone so I think someone would have put 1+1 together and we'd have something similar to what we have now.

    The thing about apple is they steal the best of what everyone does but most companies just copy the bad things (glass back, taking out the headphone jack, closing the phone so you can't replace the battery and you know someone will take away the fingerprint reader...etc). If apple didn't do these things maybe we'd still have these things because companies wouldn't think it was a good idea to do this. Since apple decided to screw up the phone others are doing the same.

  2. Rob_Wade

    I simply do not find the Samsung devices attractive. I definitely do NOT like the curved display, I don't like metal or glass bodies. Also, NOBODY is doing anything all that special with their devices. For me, the primary differentiation will always be the camera. NOBODY has come out with a camera that is INARGUABLY the best in every situation.

  3. nicholas_kathrein

    FYI.. Pinch to Zoom was in the original TMobile G1 but it didn't ship due to patents Apple had. It only came later because they weren't worried about that patent any longer so they shipped it. Also even though Eric S was on Apple's board he in no way gave the Android team any info on it. Even the people building Google Maps with Apple had no idea about the Android team. It wasn't till Jobs debuted it that the Android team saw it and then blew up the phone they had been making and then started over. It's all documented in Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution. I believe you read this Paul but probably forgot it or for some reason didn't want to believe it.

  4. Kadren

    The new Galaxy phones look strange to me. Every new one is just more of the same, and even though it's pretty good, it's still not enough to be innovative.