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  # 980317 4-Feb-2014 20:46
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I would love it if an S5 came out soon, It might push down the price of the S4 mini which I was looking at buying.







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So it will (probably) have a fingerprint scanner.
Pretty sure samsung is keen for it to be 64bit too. Maybe ARM atlas & apollo (A57 and A53) in a big little configuration. Surely they will try for at least 8 cores again, unless they're forced into a corner with qualcomm again.

Hoping its got 4GB of ram, to help make 64bit worthwhile, but its kind of "chicken & egg" (which comes first) with android.

Wonder what other goodies it might be packing.

 
 
 
 


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Dairyxox: So it will (probably) have a fingerprint scanner.
Pretty sure samsung is keen for it to be 64bit too. Maybe ARM atlas & apollo (A57 and A53) in a big little configuration. Surely they will try for at least 8 cores again, unless they're forced into a corner with qualcomm again.

Hoping its got 4GB of ram, to help make 64bit worthwhile, but its kind of "chicken & egg" (which comes first) with android.

Wonder what other goodies it might be packing.


Probably more bloatware... (which are not goodies)




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sonyxperiageek:
Dairyxox: So it will (probably) have a fingerprint scanner.
Pretty sure samsung is keen for it to be 64bit too. Maybe ARM atlas & apollo (A57 and A53) in a big little configuration. Surely they will try for at least 8 cores again, unless they're forced into a corner with qualcomm again.

Hoping its got 4GB of ram, to help make 64bit worthwhile, but its kind of "chicken & egg" (which comes first) with android.

Wonder what other goodies it might be packing.


Probably more bloatware... (which are not goodies)


Yeah, that, and overall a hardware platform no other Android can match for completeness.




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And just if anybody was wondering (and maybe were a bit lazy to check out :) ), the converted time and date for that above Samsung event in NZ is on Tuesday 25th February 2014, at 8:00am.




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Unsure why you'd want 4GB RAM on a phone. It'd just encourage developers to get lazy. It's like giving your wife's word processing PC 128GB RAM.

 
 
 
 


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  # 980844 5-Feb-2014 16:53
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hardware KNOX? :(




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  # 980890 5-Feb-2014 17:47
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SUPERknox probably




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knox is here to stay nut still not sure why people are concerned about it other than those of us that flash roms it will have no effect




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  # 980894 5-Feb-2014 17:51
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coffeebaron: @JohnR will be watching


Dam you Samsung I just got cat4 S4

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NZtechfreak:Yeah, that, and overall a hardware platform no other Android can match for completeness.

If only that hardware platform was properly accessible to developers. Samsung have a habit of modifying things so that the standard open-source drivers don't work properly. Custom firmware developers (including the big names like CyanogenMod) often have to resort to hacks or reverse engineering to get everything running stable.

This and Knox have totally put me off Samsung. My next phone will probably be either a Nexus or a Sony, because they are the easiest for third party developers to code for.

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sonyxperiageek:
Dairyxox: So it will (probably) have a fingerprint scanner.
Pretty sure samsung is keen for it to be 64bit too. Maybe ARM atlas & apollo (A57 and A53) in a big little configuration. Surely they will try for at least 8 cores again, unless they're forced into a corner with qualcomm again.

Hoping its got 4GB of ram, to help make 64bit worthwhile, but its kind of "chicken & egg" (which comes first) with android.

Wonder what other goodies it might be packing.


Probably more bloatware... (which are not goodies)


each manufacturer adds its own software to give thema  point of differance, samsung have some good stuff but if you don't like it flash a custom rom or buy another type of phone like a Nexus or get a GE phone.




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jeffnz: knox is here to stay nut still not sure why people are concerned about it other than those of us that flash roms it will have no effect


Its not just flashing roms, just something simple like rooting so you take advantage of things freezing apps and services and removing system apps that are of no use to man nor beast.

I don't mind touchwiz too much as you can just install Apex or Something and get pretty close to a stock Google feel while still having access to some of Samsungs extras that are actually quite cool (some of the motion stuff I do actually use and like).

I can sort of understand why they going down the KNOX path, but to me it the way they are selling it is completely different to what they are actually trying to achieve. They are trying to stop you mucking around with the Samsung 'experience' (ala Apple's closed system) and selling it as a business security tool (that will only be useful to a small percentage of actual users in that application). also having it as an e-fuse incorprated into the CPU architecture so it is perma is a bit rough if you ask me :(




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  # 980912 5-Feb-2014 18:37
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jeffnz: knox is here to stay nut still not sure why people are concerned about it other than those of us that flash roms it will have no effect


Its not just flashing roms, just something simple like rooting so you take advantage of things freezing apps and services and removing system apps that are of no use to man nor beast.

I don't mind touchwiz too much as you can just install Apex or Something and get pretty close to a stock Google feel while still having access to some of Samsungs extras that are actually quite cool (some of the motion stuff I do actually use and like).

I can sort of understand why they going down the KNOX path, but to me it the way they are selling it is completely different to what they are actually trying to achieve. They are trying to stop you mucking around with the Samsung 'experience' (ala Apple's closed system) and selling it as a business security tool (that will only be useful to a small percentage of actual users in that application). also having it as an e-fuse incorprated into the CPU architecture so it is perma is a bit rough if you ask me :(


It stil only gets down to a small percentage that root or flash their phones and then only voids warranty which is to be expected given some of the clowns that flash phones and the things they do then try and get a warranty.

Either way it can be an annoyance if you want it to be and for me I eitehr accept it, which i have, or change phones but until there is another phone that has an inter changeable battery and external sd card I'm sticking with samsung but that's a choice as we all have.





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