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Topic # 68450 22-Sep-2010 10:00
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Hello world of magic, and reality distortion field...

When the Apple iPad was launched, users were thrilled to find out their iPhone apps would run on the iPad, no changes required. In the odd case an application would not scale and would appear on the screen inside a frame, in its original size. And people were fine with that.

Enters the failed marketing at Samsung. They have the same thing happening:


"If you download Android Market apps to the Galaxy Tab, you will find that many of those applications are fully scalable," a Samsung spokeswoman said via e-mail in response to an inquiry from Computerworld. "Those applications that are not scalable are framed in the display at 800-by-400 [pixel] resolution." The full 7-in. screen offers a larger 1024-by-600 pixel resolution.


Samsung obviously don't have the same magical powers and reality distortion field controls, so Computerworld declares it a problem, and Samsung can't get out of it:


"If you download Android Market apps to the Galaxy Tab, you will find that many of those applications are fully scalable," a Samsung spokeswoman said via e-mail in response to an inquiry from Computerworld. "Those applications that are not scalable are framed in the display at 800-by-400 [pixel] resolution." The full 7-in. screen offers a larger 1024-by-600 pixel resolution.


RTA and you will see that nowhere Samsung says it's a fault or problem, only the way it works. Computerworld makes it a problem, and a big one at that.

So, let's make it clear: if it's on an Apple product, it's a feature. On anything else, it's a problem.

And no, I am not blaming Apple. I am blaming the person writing that article.






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Reply # 383075 22-Sep-2010 10:38
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Have Computerworld responded to your query about this anomoly?

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  Reply # 383077 22-Sep-2010 10:42
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I thought you had the choice with all iphone apps on an ipad. Either use at there original size or expand to fill screen. I didn't know some can't do this.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 383586 23-Sep-2010 12:48
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They're also stating at the bottom that apps have an issue with the screen size being 7".
It's not that at all, but *purely* the resolution.

Crappy writing IMO, far too many authors simply write to reach their quota of words for the month so they can be paid, with very little thought put into the article. Tragic ...

It's becoming increasingly obvious when a writer puts time and effort into an article, researching it and putting their own thoughts in, rather than just going off hear-say or copy / pasting as the author in the article in question has done.

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