Re: Everyone knew it was a dumb move to begin with...except Samsung.
>>I think Samsung wants to try be more like Apple where they control everything including software. The fact is Samsung is not Apple and never will be.<<
Exactly. However I disagree that they couldn't be Apple.. if they wanted.
What is seriously lacking on ALL android devices is a major software developer (Except google).
So these companies create garbage apps, dump them on their garbage home screen software that overlays Android, and think that's enough.
It's NOT enough. If Samsung wants to compete, they need to create serious software for editing videos, making music, editing documents.
Instead, their "Video editor" can't even load some of video (the slo-mo) from their S5 or Note phones!!
And it can only export at 1280x720. And basically it's utter garbage.
Where's the creative software? Their "photo editor" takes a pefectly nice 13 or 16 megapixel photo and drops it down to 1920x1080. I mean seriously?
S-voice, and all the other crapware (both by samsung and others) installed on Samsung phones, only makes it that much more obvious that these android companies have no clue why IPhones sell. They sell because Apple takes software development seriously. Not just the OS, but providing some basic apps to get the user going.
I love my Note 3 and S3 before it, but I really really miss apps like Garageband and iMovie. There's nothing, nothing like these on Android.