> Any news on that modular Google phone?
Yeah. August 8, 2015 -- Delayed.
The funny thing is, it should be SO EASY for Samsung to compete with Apple. The iPhone is practically a stationary target.* You know when the next one will be out: late Summer/early Fall. You know what they'll be like: thinner. Samsung should go after the low-hanging fruit and do what Apple won't. Here, Samsung, I'll give you the first two for free:
1. Offer 32 or 64 GB storage at the entry level.
2. Make it a few mm thicker with 2x the battery life.
I like most of the stuff Apple makes, but 16 GB has been the entry-level storage of the iPhone since the 3GS. That means the 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 6, and 6S all started at 16 GB. Do you see that? They've been standing still for SEVEN GENERATIONS.* Partner with Amazon and sell cheaply (or give away) many GB of storage for pics. They've ditched the Fire so they shouldn't mind. 16 GB drives me NUTS. A single photo on my 5S is 2-2.5 MB.
And thinness -- the original iPhone at 11.6mm was TOTALLY FINE. I'd HAPPILY carry a phone that "thick" if it meant I could have way better battery life. Instead, Apple shaved off 4.5mm but they still have that ridiculous camera bump. How much easier do they have to make it? COMPETE, you retards, don't just copy.
Oh yeah, and please make a 4" model for those of us who don't like gigantophones.
You don't have to try to be cool like Apple. You can be the Corolla to Apple's BMW. The Corolla is the best-selling car of all time, you know, and Toyota seems to be doing OK.
* I'm not saying Apple hasn't innovated or hasn't done anything worthwhile in all that time -- I'm just saying they're leaving some big things on the table here, just WAITING for someone to come along and snatch them up.