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2014-07-31 05:12:29 PM  
30% drop while iPhone profits are up 17% and next quarter the iPhone 6 is out.

www.mobilebeat.com
 
2014-07-31 06:18:30 PM  
Not me. Never had a problem with a Samsung phone in 14 years. My friends iPhones have been lousy with problems. The main one has been texts that never get there, or take an inordinate amount of time to get there. Relationships have been almost destroyed by that.
 
2014-07-31 06:34:28 PM  
Given all the advertising the dropped in Lucy, I'm not surprised
 
2014-07-31 06:44:16 PM  
That's because they cram their phones so full of can't-be-removed mandatory Samsung bloatware such as svoice that pop up every time you swipe the screen wrong and can't be disabled. The only way to use a Samsung phone now is to install another launcher such as Nova, and even then they will pester you ever day with updates to their bizarre and worthless  apps. I'm on my last Samsung unless they allow us to disable this absolute crap. Also, isn't this a repeat?
 
2014-07-31 06:44:39 PM  

Triumph: 30% drop while iPhone profits are up 17% and next quarter the iPhone 6 is out.

[www.mobilebeat.com image 332x400]


they only made 6 Billion dollars profit in 3 months, oh no, what ever will they do
 
2014-07-31 06:46:12 PM  

KarmicDisaster: That's because they cram their phones so full of can't-be-removed mandatory Samsung bloatware such as svoice that pop up every time you swipe the screen wrong and can't be disabled.


Dumbass says what?  Running a stock Galaxy S4 and I've never seen that happen.  It has never happened on my wife's stock S4 mini either.
 
2014-07-31 06:46:49 PM  

lindalouwho: Not me. Never had a problem with a Samsung phone in 14 years. My friends iPhones have been lousy with problems. The main one has been texts that never get there, or take an inordinate amount of time to get there. Relationships have been almost destroyed by that.


The issue with the texts is probably related to the stupid way Apple set up iMessage. If you have a friend who uses an iPhone and you use an iPhone, when you send them a text it automatically gets routed through iMessage instead of SMS if you have it turned on (and I think it is on by default). If that person stops using an iPhone, the iMessage system wasn't designed to deal with that situation and either routes the text to whatever Apple device they are still using, like an iPad or Mac, or the message just disappears into the ether never to be seen again.

It's just a really terrible setup for a messaging app. It should be set to automatically drop a user's iPhone from the system if it hasn't heard that device ping the system after a day or two (it could always automatically add that phone number back in if the phone does log back in later). It's made even worse by there not currently being a way to remove a phone via the web, so if you forget to turn off iMessage then sell, lose, or break your phone you are screwed if you move to an Android or Windows Phone because iMessage will just keep eating any texts that come from iPhone using friends.
 
2014-07-31 06:46:49 PM  

lindalouwho: Not me. Never had a problem with a Samsung phone in 14 years. My friends iPhones have been lousy with problems. The main one has been texts that never get there, or take an inordinate amount of time to get there. Relationships have been almost destroyed by that.


Texts, yeah. Apple has always had a problem with that. I had a Samsung phone for a year and a half. Well, actually I had one for a year and then a replacement for 6 months. They both died in different ways. Their audio quality was terrible. Batteries lasted a few months. I needed to reboot every 3 days. Sometimes the phone wouldn't ring.

It reminded me of beta testing the I465.

Bought an HTC, and all the features actually work. It's amazing.
 
2014-07-31 06:53:12 PM  
I love my S3 and was looking forward to an S5.. what's better? Difficulty: No iPhone
 
2014-07-31 06:58:32 PM  

Triumph: 30% drop while iPhone profits are up 17% and next quarter the iPhone 6 is out.

[www.mobilebeat.com image 332x400]


Yeah, but how much of the iPhone is manufactured by Samsung still? They used to be one of the main vendors for the chipset, the screen, and the flash chips, so they were still making a ton of money off the iPhone. I know Apple has slowly been shutting them out, but I'm not sure how Samsung-free they are currently. For a lot of that stuff, you really don't have many alternatives to Samsung, because few companies can keep up to Apple's level of demand for components.
 
2014-07-31 07:27:15 PM  

Kanemano: Triumph: 30% drop while iPhone profits are up 17% and next quarter the iPhone 6 is out.

[www.mobilebeat.com image 332x400]

they only made 6 Billion dollars profit in 3 months, oh no, what ever will they do


True enough, but if you said that in the boardroom, you'd be the first one fired.
 
2014-07-31 07:29:31 PM  

Beeblebrox: KarmicDisaster: That's because they cram their phones so full of can't-be-removed mandatory Samsung bloatware such as svoice that pop up every time you swipe the screen wrong and can't be disabled.

Dumbass says what?  Running a stock Galaxy S4 and I've never seen that happen.  It has never happened on my wife's stock S4 mini either.


Well, I won't stoop to name calling like you, but It's not on the S4. It is on the S5 and Gal note 3 that I have. And it cannot be disabled. Google it.
 
2014-07-31 07:45:48 PM  

Goimir: lindalouwho: Not me. Never had a problem with a Samsung phone in 14 years. My friends iPhones have been lousy with problems. The main one has been texts that never get there, or take an inordinate amount of time to get there. Relationships have been almost destroyed by that.

Texts, yeah. Apple has always had a problem with that. I had a Samsung phone for a year and a half. Well, actually I had one for a year and then a replacement for 6 months. They both died in different ways. Their audio quality was terrible. Batteries lasted a few months. I needed to reboot every 3 days. Sometimes the phone wouldn't ring.

It reminded me of beta testing the I465.

Bought an HTC, and all the features actually work. It's amazing.


Well, texting has overtaken calls by a mile in my, and lots of other people's worlds - it's mandatory that it works.
I've never had the issues you've had except for rebooting, but that was when I spent months recouperating in bed, on the net for 8-10 hour stretches. Battery never failed me, even.
 
2014-07-31 07:53:42 PM  
Love my Nexus 5. The aesthetic of it pleases me. The fact that it doesn't come with a bunch of proprietary stuff pre-installed makes me happy.

Previous phone was an HTC EVO. I had the choice between that and the comparable Samsung at the time. I chose the HTC on someone's recommendation. At the time I was playing Ingress a lot, and everyone else I played with had a Samsung. I was always surprised by the blue-green tint to the Samsung's screens, while my HTC (and now Nexus 5) had much more vibrant colors.

Samsung just looks kind of cheap and blah to me.
 
2014-07-31 07:54:26 PM  

Goimir: lindalouwho: Not me. Never had a problem with a Samsung phone in 14 years. My friends iPhones have been lousy with problems. The main one has been texts that never get there, or take an inordinate amount of time to get there. Relationships have been almost destroyed by that.

Texts, yeah. Apple has always had a problem with that. I had a Samsung phone for a year and a half. Well, actually I had one for a year and then a replacement for 6 months. They both died in different ways. Their audio quality was terrible. Batteries lasted a few months. I needed to reboot every 3 days. Sometimes the phone wouldn't ring.

It reminded me of beta testing the I465.

Bought an HTC, and all the features actually work. It's amazing.


Yup. Had two HTCs that were problem free. Decided to try the Samsung Galaxy and that thing was a dumsp
 
2014-07-31 07:55:27 PM  

lifeboat: Goimir: lindalouwho: Not me. Never had a problem with a Samsung phone in 14 years. My friends iPhones have been lousy with problems. The main one has been texts that never get there, or take an inordinate amount of time to get there. Relationships have been almost destroyed by that.

Texts, yeah. Apple has always had a problem with that. I had a Samsung phone for a year and a half. Well, actually I had one for a year and then a replacement for 6 months. They both died in different ways. Their audio quality was terrible. Batteries lasted a few months. I needed to reboot every 3 days. Sometimes the phone wouldn't ring.

It reminded me of beta testing the I465.

Bought an HTC, and all the features actually work. It's amazing.

Yup. Had two HTCs that were problem free. Decided to try the Samsung Galaxy and that thing was a dumsp


Er, dumpster fire. Went to the HTC One and it's flawless so far after more than a year. No more Samsungs for me.
 
2014-07-31 08:49:13 PM  

Mad_Radhu: lindalouwho: Not me. Never had a problem with a Samsung phone in 14 years. My friends iPhones have been lousy with problems. The main one has been texts that never get there, or take an inordinate amount of time to get there. Relationships have been almost destroyed by that.

The issue with the texts is probably related to the stupid way Apple set up iMessage. If you have a friend who uses an iPhone and you use an iPhone, when you send them a text it automatically gets routed through iMessage instead of SMS if you have it turned on (and I think it is on by default). If that person stops using an iPhone, the iMessage system wasn't designed to deal with that situation and either routes the text to whatever Apple device they are still using, like an iPad or Mac, or the message just disappears into the ether never to be seen again.

It's just a really terrible setup for a messaging app. It should be set to automatically drop a user's iPhone from the system if it hasn't heard that device ping the system after a day or two (it could always automatically add that phone number back in if the phone does log back in later). It's made even worse by there not currently being a way to remove a phone via the web, so if you forget to turn off iMessage then sell, lose, or break your phone you are screwed if you move to an Android or Windows Phone because iMessage will just keep eating any texts that come from iPhone using friends.


I haven't had that problem before.  Whenever I've had a contact switch from an iPhone, the message you send will bounce back as undeliverable, you click on the message and it will ask if you want to send as an SMS.  After that it will only send SMS messages. It's annoying the first time it happens, but it's not like it's a phone-breaking bug.
 
2014-07-31 08:49:32 PM  

Kanemano: Triumph: 30% drop while iPhone profits are up 17% and next quarter the iPhone 6 is out.

[www.mobilebeat.com image 332x400]

they only made 6 Billion dollars profit in 3 months, oh no, what ever will they do


To be fair,  they spent 3 billion dollars on marketing in that time (their annual current marketing budget is $12 billion dollars). 50% of profits going to marketing is not sustainable. Which is a problem for Sammy as a lot of people think marketing is the only thing that's pushed them above other Android manufacturers.
 
2014-07-31 08:51:04 PM  

jst3p: I love my S3 and was looking forward to an S5.. what's better? Difficulty: No iPhone


HTC One or a Nexus.
 
2014-07-31 08:57:25 PM  
A friend was having trouble with her Samsung repeatedly trying to connect to a pay-wifi service at a nightspot attached to a resort. I couldn't get the wifi to stay turned off. Some "smart-wifi" utility kept turning it on, trying to connect to the pay-wifi. Shouldn't have been able to turn itself back on.

Or she's a ditz. She's a big dumb blond, when Facebook comes up on my iPhone and I have wifi off it tries to get me to turn the wifi on.
 
2014-07-31 09:18:33 PM  

digistil: 50% of profits going to marketing


Someone doesn't understand basic business concepts.

/but yes, Samsung has become lame
 
2014-07-31 09:39:52 PM  
Typical samsung buyers stick to the brand... And their GS4s are still working just fine. I still know guys on GS3s, Note 2s, all of those. Why? Why upgrade if what you have works?
 
2014-07-31 09:42:42 PM  
Having never had a Samsung phone, I can say that I have never had any problems with a Samsung phone.
 
2014-07-31 09:43:43 PM  

vharshyde: Typical samsung buyers stick to the brand... And their GS4s are still working just fine. I still know guys on GS3s, Note 2s, all of those. Why? Why upgrade if what you have works?


THIS.
 
2014-07-31 09:56:14 PM  

rugman11: I haven't had that problem before.  Whenever I've had a contact switch from an iPhone, the message you send will bounce back as undeliverable, you click on the message and it will ask if you want to send as an SMS.  After that it will only send SMS messages. It's annoying the first time it happens, but it's not like it's a phone-breaking bug.


It's a pretty common issue, big enough to cause lawsuits. My wife ran into it with her iPhone when a friend of hers switched to Android early last year.
 
2014-07-31 09:57:29 PM  
 
2014-07-31 10:48:31 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Beeblebrox: KarmicDisaster: That's because they cram their phones so full of can't-be-removed mandatory Samsung bloatware such as svoice that pop up every time you swipe the screen wrong and can't be disabled.

Dumbass says what?  Running a stock Galaxy S4 and I've never seen that happen.  It has never happened on my wife's stock S4 mini either.

Well, I won't stoop to name calling like you, but It's not on the S4. It is on the S5 and Gal note 3 that I have. And it cannot be disabled. Google it.


OK. I'll call it. Bullshiat. I'm running a Note 3 and never had the problem. You sound incompetent.
 
2014-07-31 10:51:19 PM  
I have a Galaxy S3, think of upgrading to the Amazon Fire phone to see what it's all about.

Anyone have feedback on those?
 
2014-07-31 10:53:39 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: digistil: 50% of profits going to marketing


Someone doesn't understand basic business concepts.


Care to explain?
 
2014-07-31 10:59:59 PM  
Perhaps it is hard to see the obvious but much like iPhone sales sucked for a while, these smartphone companies see 2 year profit cycles based off renewals.
 
2014-07-31 11:00:29 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: I have a Galaxy S3, think of upgrading to the Amazon Fire phone to see what it's all about.

Anyone have feedback on those?


Don't. link
 
2014-07-31 11:12:56 PM  

KarmicDisaster: That's because they cram their phones so full of can't-be-removed mandatory Samsung bloatware such as svoice that pop up every time you swipe the screen wrong and can't be disabled. The only way to use a Samsung phone now is to install another launcher such as Nova, and even then they will pester you ever day with updates to their bizarre and worthless  apps. I'm on my last Samsung unless they allow us to disable this absolute crap. Also, isn't this a repeat?



Easily solved:

Root
Install Titanium Pro - (worth the price)
Freeze whatever apps are bugging you

Done...


/it took me all bout a minute to do it on a s3
 
2014-07-31 11:16:37 PM  
So, 1 question.  If you are stoopid on cell phones is Apple the way to go, or would Android be better?


/noob to smrt phones, haven't even found the appstore yet on mine really ( I found it, what next?)
 
2014-07-31 11:28:03 PM  
I have a GS3 that's about to go off-contract in a couple weeks.  To be honest, from what I've seen on engadget and gizmodo, there really isn't anything to upgrade to.  Sure, there are faster phones out there and higher-res screens but all in all, there doesn't seem to be any must-have killer feature that demands an upgrade.  Perhaps we've reached Peak Phone?

What I'd *really* like is the ability to use a vehicle's in-dash touchscreen display as my phone's display while I'm in the vehicle.  I don't want to use Ford's or Honda's take on what an in-dash infotainment system should be.  My phone already has music apps, video apps, a reasonable GPS app, weather app, traffic notifications, ODBII diagnostics apps...Just let me retarget the phone's display onto the vehicle's 8" or 9" display and be done with it.
 
2014-07-31 11:28:14 PM  

digistil: HST's Dead Carcass: I have a Galaxy S3, think of upgrading to the Amazon Fire phone to see what it's all about.

Anyone have feedback on those?

Don't. link


Thanks! Though it may be a step up from the S3, it does bring to mind some important stuff about the phone, mainly having to rebuy all the apps for the platform. I'm also a big fan of aftermarket hardware for the phone, like my battery, which lasts me about 76 hours of normal phone usage, or 30+ when playing games and music/videos.
 
2014-07-31 11:30:31 PM  

digistil: Yankees Team Gynecologist: digistil: 50% of profits going to marketing


Someone doesn't understand basic business concepts.

Care to explain?


Marketing is a business cost, net profit is after you have paid your taxes and all your bills what you have left in your pocket

it's like saying my life isn't sustainable because I had to spend $500 on rent, but still had $1,000 to stuff my mattress with after I paid all my bills, which included the rent.
 
2014-07-31 11:39:24 PM  

EffervescingElephant: KarmicDisaster: That's because they cram their phones so full of can't-be-removed mandatory Samsung bloatware such as svoice that pop up every time you swipe the screen wrong and can't be disabled. The only way to use a Samsung phone now is to install another launcher such as Nova, and even then they will pester you ever day with updates to their bizarre and worthless  apps. I'm on my last Samsung unless they allow us to disable this absolute crap. Also, isn't this a repeat?


Easily solved:

Root
Install Titanium Pro - (worth the price)
Freeze whatever apps are bugging you

Done...


/it took me all bout a minute to do it on a s3


1) you have to root to do that. I've rooted phones before, but on the newer Samsung phones that trips Knox. Once tripped you cannot reset it (see XDA). That was not a problem on the S3. There is no way to reset the Knox bit.

2) I had an S3. That was a nice phone. The problem does not exist on the S3 or S4,or Note 2 only on the S5 or Note 3. If you don't have the newer phones you don't know.

3) You cannot Disable the "mymagazine" shortcut on the Note 3. See the XDA link at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2472591  for example. The only solution known so far is to install a new launcher.

4) Don't link to the youtube videos about how to disable "mymagazine", read the comments, they don't work on the S5 or note 3.

All part of the new "sorry, you can't turn it off and by the way you have to have a Samsung account and use S voice instead of Google and change your freeking Samsung account password every 6 months or else" attitude for the new Samsung phones. Guess I'm a "dumbass" and uninformed because I don't want to root and void my warranty and not be able to use Google wallet to fix the phone. I'm just not going to buy another Samsung instead. Yes, you could fix it by rooting, that's true.
 
2014-07-31 11:46:03 PM  
I have the S4.  I want the S5. When is the S6 coming out?
 
2014-08-01 12:31:00 AM  

vharshyde: Typical samsung buyers stick to the brand... And their GS4s are still working just fine. I still know guys on GS3s, Note 2s, all of those. Why? Why upgrade if what you have works?


Another THIS. My SIII does everything I need it to do, runs the latest KitKat, and handles all my apps just fine. Why drop $500 or more to upgrade just for bragging rights?
 
2014-08-01 12:39:22 AM  

jayphat: KarmicDisaster: Beeblebrox: KarmicDisaster: That's because they cram their phones so full of can't-be-removed mandatory Samsung bloatware such as svoice that pop up every time you swipe the screen wrong and can't be disabled.

Dumbass says what?  Running a stock Galaxy S4 and I've never seen that happen.  It has never happened on my wife's stock S4 mini either.

Well, I won't stoop to name calling like you, but It's not on the S4. It is on the S5 and Gal note 3 that I have. And it cannot be disabled. Google it.

OK. I'll call it. Bullshiat. I'm running a Note 3 and never had the problem. You sound incompetent.


It happens to me all the time on my Note II.
 
2014-08-01 01:04:23 AM  

arcas: I have a GS3 that's about to go off-contract in a couple weeks.  To be honest, from what I've seen on engadget and gizmodo, there really isn't anything to upgrade to.  Sure, there are faster phones out there and higher-res screens but all in all, there doesn't seem to be any must-have killer feature that demands an upgrade.  Perhaps we've reached Peak Phone?

What I'd *really* like is the ability to use a vehicle's in-dash touchscreen display as my phone's display while I'm in the vehicle.  I don't want to use Ford's or Honda's take on what an in-dash infotainment system should be.  My phone already has music apps, video apps, a reasonable GPS app, weather app, traffic notifications, ODBII diagnostics apps...Just let me retarget the phone's display onto the vehicle's 8" or 9" display and be done with it.


That, my friend, is the white whale of in-car entertainment systems.  I reached the same conclusion, and started looking around for solutions for a problem that I was sure I wasn't the only one having.

The answer I've come up with is this:  Unless you have an Apple product, the powers-that-be that design and implement aftermarket car stereos don't give a fark about you.  There is a technology called MirrorLink that a JVC headunit I bought came with.  MirrorLink purported to do exactly what you asked, mirror the screen from the phone to the console display.  It did that, under the following conditions:

 - Had to have a Galaxy S3, something about the hardware graphics processor
 - Had to be on 4.1 Jellybean

You can start to see the problem, but it gets much, much worse.  The app itself (DriveLink on the app store) hasn't been updated in 2 years.  The app allows you to add shortcuts to your dashboard, so that when you run it you have your frequent shortcuts right there.  When you hook it up to the stereo while the car is running, those shortcuts go away completely.  The music app will only run Samsung Play, nothing else.  Furthermore, the screen on the phone is constantly on, displaying exactly what's on the screen (and you can still use the phone touchscreen as well as the headunit).  This wouldn't be that big of an issue if the USB cable going to the phone was providing more than 500mA, which it does not.  So during all this, your phone is slowly and constantly discharging.  There is a "hacked" version of the app that removes the shortcut restrictions, however it not only requires root, but requires you to change an OS library as well.
 
2014-08-01 02:50:48 AM  
If you have to root a phone and void the warranty to "fix" it, then the phone is defective by definition.

That's why I dropped android

Also not an iPhone user
 
2014-08-01 05:18:04 AM  

Triumph: 30% drop while iPhone profits are up 17% and next quarter the iPhone 6 is out.


Not really since most of that business was lost to makers who sell even cheaper made phones in Asian markets, the writer just threw in apple to make sure his article gets read and retweeted by apple simpletons.
 
2014-08-01 05:20:57 AM  

jizzler: If you have to root a phone and void the warranty to "fix" it, then the phone is defective by definition.

That's why I dropped android

Also not an iPhone user


Wait, what? What phone says to do that?

/never rooted any android phone
//they all work fine
 
2014-08-01 05:21:43 AM  

Whiskey Dickens: jayphat: KarmicDisaster: Beeblebrox: KarmicDisaster: That's because they cram their phones so full of can't-be-removed mandatory Samsung bloatware such as svoice that pop up every time you swipe the screen wrong and can't be disabled.

Dumbass says what?  Running a stock Galaxy S4 and I've never seen that happen.  It has never happened on my wife's stock S4 mini either.

Well, I won't stoop to name calling like you, but It's not on the S4. It is on the S5 and Gal note 3 that I have. And it cannot be disabled. Google it.

OK. I'll call it. Bullshiat. I'm running a Note 3 and never had the problem. You sound incompetent.

It happens to me all the time on my Note II.


It's called settings, look into them or just simply learn to use what you buy.
 
2014-08-01 06:05:01 AM  

steamingpile: jizzler: If you have to root a phone and void the warranty to "fix" it, then the phone is defective by definition.

That's why I dropped android

Also not an iPhone user

Wait, what? What phone says to do that?

/never rooted any android phone
//they all work fine


Whenever someone comments in a forum (this one included) that "such and so android phone has _______ issue" the response is "root it and do xyz"
 
2014-08-01 06:15:51 AM  

jizzler: steamingpile: jizzler: If you have to root a phone and void the warranty to "fix" it, then the phone is defective by definition.

That's why I dropped android

Also not an iPhone user

Wait, what? What phone says to do that?

/never rooted any android phone
//they all work fine

Whenever someone comments in a forum (this one included) that "such and so android phone has _______ issue" the response is "root it and do xyz"


Hilarious, eh? Imagine buying a car where the first thing you had to do was replace the engine. How much of a sucker would you have to be to think that was a sensible idea?
 
2014-08-01 06:35:47 AM  

jizzler: steamingpile: jizzler: If you have to root a phone and void the warranty to "fix" it, then the phone is defective by definition.

That's why I dropped android

Also not an iPhone user

Wait, what? What phone says to do that?

/never rooted any android phone
//they all work fine

Whenever someone comments in a forum (this one included) that "such and so android phone has _______ issue" the response is "root it and do xyz"


Yeah that's usually to access features that aren't standard and have no official app for the phone or to remove bloatware which is easily force stopped.

That's something you can't even do on the iPhone as well as using any app not approved by apple and that my friend is communism!

I have had no issues with android or Samsung, they are easy to use if you just sit down and learn how it functions.

Those that don't know or refuse, just go into application manage>select app(s voice for example)>then click on force stop. There its simple and it won't bug you again, of course you get that message that warns "stopping an app may cause your phone...." Blah blah blah.... But it will be fine.
 
2014-08-01 07:33:13 AM  

steamingpile: jizzler: steamingpile: jizzler: If you have to root a phone and void the warranty to "fix" it, then the phone is defective by definition.

That's why I dropped android

Also not an iPhone user

Wait, what? What phone says to do that?

/never rooted any android phone
//they all work fine

Whenever someone comments in a forum (this one included) that "such and so android phone has _______ issue" the response is "root it and do xyz"

Yeah that's usually to access features that aren't standard and have no official app for the phone or to remove bloatware which is easily force stopped.

That's something you can't even do on the iPhone as well as using any app not approved by apple and that my friend is communism!

I have had no issues with android or Samsung, they are easy to use if you just sit down and learn how it functions.

Those that don't know or refuse, just go into application manage>select app(s voice for example)>then click on force stop. There its simple and it won't bug you again, of course you get that message that warns "stopping an app may cause your phone...." Blah blah blah.... But it will be fine.


Sigh. All the know it alls. Over and over. Yeah, you can force stop it, but since the action to launch "my magazine" is permanently attached to just touching the home button wrong, it will just launch again when you try to use your phone, over and over each day even if you try to be careful. Just a tiny bit of "swipe" on that button and you have launched it. Then you can force stop it again. And on the note 3 the option in application settings to disable it is not available like it is on the previous phones (not sure on the S5).  That's the problem. Smarter people than you over at XDA can't figure it out. The only choice  if you don't want to root is to replace the launcher (I went with Nova Prime) or to root (and trip Knox and Google Wallet).  Read the link I posted discussing this then come back with your ideas.
 
2014-08-01 08:08:00 AM  

Kanemano: digistil: Yankees Team Gynecologist: digistil: 50% of profits going to marketing


Someone doesn't understand basic business concepts.

Care to explain?

Marketing is a business cost, net profit is after you have paid your taxes and all your bills what you have left in your pocket

it's like saying my life isn't sustainable because I had to spend $500 on rent, but still had $1,000 to stuff my mattress with after I paid all my bills, which included the rent.


This. The argument could be made that a company is spending too much on marketing (or whatever expense) but it wouldn't be expressed the way digistil did.
 
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