Samsung has over promised and under delivered so often, one has to be very skeptical its new phones will change anything. Samsung Pay won't even be available until summer. If Android users cared about security, they wouldn't even be using the platform.
I don't see this worth anything more than a shrug, except to the diehard Fandroids.
Post by Red Shirted Ensign on Mar 1, 2015 14:00:22 GMT -5
The key question for Samsung here is whether anybody who left Android for an iPhone 6 or 6+ would now consider moving back? If not, then they are further behind the eight ball....iphone 6s and iOS 9 get the next move in the chess game....
On Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, two sleek new smartphones that both feature the all-new Samsung Pay. Like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay will let you enter your credit card info and, like Apple Pay, create a tokenization that protects your credit card info (creating a unique credit card number for each device) and payment data. It will even come with physical authentication in the form of a re-engineered fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S6: No more swipe, you just tap your finger or thumb — very Apple Touch ID-like.
Of course with MWC running this week expect all sorts of iPhone killer announcements this week.
And then of course none of them go on to do anything.
The Samesong pay is based on the "magnetic" stripe on CURRENT cards (MST). Those cards will be replaced by chip cards this summer. Those cards will use a new retailer device that is compatible with PAY.
The Samesong pay will be available THIS summer.
It just seems to me they are too late for the game.
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There’s just a handful of companies in the world that can boast a $5 billion yearly R&D budget. And for all we know there’s just one that is bold enough to focus all of those resource on a staggeringly tiny number of device models. It is safe to assume about $2 to 3 billion R&D dollars have so far been spent on just the first model of Apple Watch alone. The thing is, that budget is probably an order of magnitude more than all the money humanity has ever spent on R&D of every watch, luxury or not.
The reshuffling of the $60+ billion global watch market will be much more dramatic than a sudden death of a few luxury smartphone manufacturers or laptop series. You can currently buy watches for over $1 million apiece and in many ways what you get will be well worth it. In a few weeks the best watch money can buy will cost less than $5,000. Moreover, for less than $500 you’ll get the best watch in the world, but with uniquely crafted steel or aluminum instead of gold.
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
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galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
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rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
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