Ashraf Eassa of The Motley Fool on the newly announce Galaxy S5:

The Galaxy S5 is likely to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in the U.S. and other developed markets (and an “Exynos Infinity” for international versions), 3GB of RAM, a 2560x1440 display, an updated/new industrial design, and a fingerprint reader. This should make it the crème de la crème of Android devices, and to address the critics that Samsung’s products are “cheap plastic,” there will likely be a version with a metal chassis. The iPhone 5s is likely to pale, at least from a hardware perspective, in comparison.

Inaccurate reporting of the specs. He’s rehashing previous rumors as if they were facts.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is likely to be a great device, the most premium of the Android devices. Apple is probably going to lose high-end share as this product ramps, but if Apple is smart, it will prepare to host a “special event” to launch a suite of new iPhone products sooner rather than later.

It might be the most premium of Android devices, but Apple is still running away with more than 85% of the industry’s profits. No one at Apple is losing any sleep over the Galaxy S5.

Patrick Seitz of Investor’s Business Daily

Apple claimed 87.4% of phone earnings before interest and taxes in the fourth quarter, Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt said. Samsung took in 32.2% of industry profits. Because their combined earnings were higher than the industry’s total earnings as a result of many vendors losing money in Q4, Apple and Samsung mathematically accounted for more than 100% of the industry’s earnings.

That’s a 10% gain for Apple year over year and a slight decline for Samsung.

Google doesn’t like what Samsung is doing with Android and is putting them on notice. So much for no being evil.

This doesn’t look awkward at all.

(Source: theverge.com)

Sony broke even, everyone else is still losing money and Samsung is closing the gap on Apple.

So 18 months and you’re out of luck.

Apple scores perfect marks on every category except cost on J.D. Power’s highest tablet satisfaction rating in 2013 (volume 2), but Samsung walks away with the award. I’m puzzled.

The ad looks great, the product (the Galaxy Gear) not so much. There’s not enough good references of smartwatches for them to build from. They’ll have a better one out after Apple ships theirs.

I’m sure it was just a coincidence that Apple released a gold iPhone too.

There’s so many things wrong about the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Gear, the most damming is that you need to charge it every day.

LG’s new flagship G2 is very similar to the Galaxy S4; with top of the line specs, cheap design, and a crap ton of software enhancements. I really like how they implemented multi accounts / guest mode.

(Source: theverge.com)

Like Apple, Samsung is a victim of its own success. Analyst and Investors set outrageous expectations and are never satisfied.

Their mobile business is now bringing in more than all of Google’s businesses combined. Should Google be concerned, I think so.