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Has functionality finally caught up with the Android spec race?

Aug 07, 2012, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Samsung has wisely woken up to the fact that it’s context, not cores, that makes a device successful. I’ve written about that before, as a challenge the Android hardware industry (and the chip manufacturers whose silicon powers those devices) faces as a whole; in short, it’s easy to wax lyrical about how potent your processor is, and how many pixels it can push, but it’s a lot tougher to explain to a consumer why that should be important to them. It’s something Apple does well with the Retina display on the new iPad: not just resolution for the sake of it, but explaining why it has a positive impact on photos, text and video.

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