dialstatic: "The decision to shift the company's focus was not taken lightly."
Well, if they don't like it, they can always refocus after the fact :D
No, because you cannot make decisions with a Lytro.
Although I heard it was supposed to mean you didn't have to make any. Problem is, no one did.
Surprise of the year.
dark goob: But can they reverse engineer the ability to upgrade their operating system after a phone's been out for more than two years? Or will they keep leaving millions of users open to hackers?
Frank, you have no idea what you are talking about. Android is a hacker's paradise... http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/197346-google-throws-nearly-a-billion-android-users-under-the-bus-refuses-to-patch-os-vulnerability
Also this: http://m.androidcentral.com/samsung-announces-its-latest-security-update-question-when-youll-see-it
You will be lucky to get vital security updates two years from now, or really EVER in a timely fashion. Good luck with that...!
But can they reverse engineer the ability to upgrade their operating system after a phone's been out for more than two years? Or will they keep leaving millions of users open to hackers?
I have their previous 44", the ipf8300, and it's PHENOMENAL. Canon's support is also great; three times they replaced heads for free out of warranty for me. I thought that was pretty amazing. Their papers selection is also great, although I will really miss that heavyweight satin. Put this with a vacuum press dry mounting system from Hot Press co. (UK, by thru Drytac the glass top model) and you've got an amazing setup for large format printing.
cookedraw: SONY make the best sensors, right ?Samsung makes fastest phones with best screens, win win
Unfortunately it runs Android OS, meaning within two years you will no longer receive any updates and you might as well just post all your passwords on 4chan because your device could get hacked at any moment.
They have nice screens though.
Is it weatherproof?
So where are all the Windows fanboys saying they copied surface?
This is much more like Surface than the iPad Pro, which is a completely different product category. Yet no fanboys... still some Apple haters though, I see.
Sigh. At least be consistent.
/me checks calendarcalendar says 4/1/2016DAMNIT WHO SET MY CALENDAR TO EUROPEAN STYLE WITH DAY OF MONTH FIRST
I SENT OUT THE APRIL FOOLS PRESS RELEASE EARLY ON ACCIDENT!!
Thuravi Kumaaran: Even though all the Nations put an over coat named Globalization, most of them have secret agendas to promote their own products or getting more benefits from the other country made products, except the third world countries.
So the recent hidden flow of support for Apple might have damaged Samsung.
Samsung doesn’t have the marketing technique (Boosting, saying lies, giving good commission, etc.) which Sony has.
Steve Job’s Apple is supposed to be an innovative company, but the bitten apple symbol denotes the force behind it. Why this duality. Better they change the negative symbol to a positive symbol Apple or change the name as Bitten Apple
LOL, if it weren't for Apple we'd all be using DOS on phones with little keyboards and still buying music on CD. Be thankful
CosminMunteanu: In the eventuality Samsung exits the camera business, it will bring of course less options for customers. Less competition is never good :-( (obviously) Unfortunately so many camera, lens and "sensor" makers like in the '70 and early '80 we won't see any time soon :-( (Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Minolta, Olympus, Leica (expensive but not so expensive as today), Konica, Petri, Miranda (not the Cosina made ;-)), Mamiya (35mm), Topcon, Fujica, Chinon, Ricoh, Cosina & the russian ones. Concerning the sensors: Agfa, Fujifilm, Kodak, Ferania, Ilford, Fomapan, etc.
Don't forget Apple
///M: A few problems: iPad screens are way off in calibration, forget editing photos with critical color management, will be great for editing for Instagram. Try managing files with iOS, total PIA. iPads and iOS were designed for content consumption, not creation, at least not in any way resembling efficiency. Nice e-reader, video playback, game playing device though.
Superfly, Surface Pro is totally irrelevant to iPad, they are utterly different categories of device. Surface is a PC laptop without a keyboard running Windows with all its non-touch-optimized software that's not optimized for battery life. iPad is a tablet running ONLY touch-optimized software that IS optimized for battery life.
Surface (and all the touch-screen PC laptopy tablety things) are competitors to MacBook, not iPad. The fact that they added touch to these devices like Surface was because Microsoft is incapable of creating a true touch-based system like iOS.
justmeMN: In contrast, Microsoft states that with their Surface Pro 3 "Install your favorite Windows desktop software, including the entire Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe® Photoshop®."
LOL, don't you understand? Surface is just a touchscreen PC laptop without a keyboard. It's not an iPad competitor. Why do Windows people always think Surface is somehow a competitor to iPad?