Pondlife

Would you pay $39 for ios bounceback?

http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/10/3234453/apple-expert-smartphone-owners-100-premium-copied-samsung-trial

one expert witness just made one of the more intriguing statements we've heard: smartphone users would be willing to pay a $100 premium for the features Samsung is accused of copying. Dr. John Hauser, a professor of marketing at MIT, came to his conclusions after conducting an online survey, and found that the iOS "bounce-back" feature was worth a $39 premium to smartphone owners on its own; coupling the feature with tap-to-zoom and two finger gestures, he said, would bring that total to $100. He produced similar results for tablets; according to his study, bounce-back was worth $45 on a tablet, while the total for all features came in at $90.

Seems incredible and just proves the worthlessness of online surveys to me.

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:05

Well Apple are employing ~$500 per hour "expert witnesses" in this trial. I'm pretty sure being paid ~$500 per hour by one of the two sides, eliminates any chance of a non-biased opinion. You don't pay someone that much and expect nothing in return...

Pondlife  Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:14

Explains why he pretty much clammed up when asked to explain the survey set up and process.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:18

I would pay £50 extra for an Android flagship that scrolls through long lists without stuttering, though :p

Seriously.

Really.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:37

I would pay £50 extra for an Android flagship that scrolls through long lists without stuttering, though :p

Seriously.

Really.

SG Nexus with JB? Galaxy S3 (with or without CM10)?

Just avoid anything from HTC....Sense and smooth don't work well together in the same sentence.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:42

Explains why he pretty much clammed up when asked to explain the survey set up and process.
LOL.

I was reading the other day that a "design expert" (who was being paid ~$500 per hour by Apple, btw) said that she became confused between Samsung devices and Apple devices during use. Samsung's lawyer asked her if the large "Samsung" logo on boot-up was confusing, she said she "hadn't looked at that part of the device".

This case is utter BS, I'm glad it's never going to affect us, here in the UK.

Treab  Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:48

Explains why he pretty much clammed up when asked to explain the survey set up and process.
LOL.

I was reading the other day that a "design expert" (who was being paid ~$500 per hour by Apple, btw) said that she became confused between Samsung devices and Apple devices during use. Samsung's lawyer asked her if the large "Samsung" logo on boot-up was confusing, she said she "hadn't looked at that part of the device".

This case is utter BS, I'm glad it's never going to affect us, here in the UK.


ROFL

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:52

I would pay £50 extra for an Android flagship that scrolls through long lists without stuttering, though :p

Seriously.

Really.

SG Nexus with JB? Galaxy S3 (with or without CM10)?

Just avoid anything from HTC....Sense and smooth don't work well together in the same sentence.


I currently have an SGS3 on 'loan'. Unbranded. It's not bad. But if you think it scrolls jitter-free, you need an optician :p

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:58

I would pay £50 extra for an Android flagship that scrolls through long lists without stuttering, though :p

Seriously.

Really.

SG Nexus with JB? Galaxy S3 (with or without CM10)?

Just avoid anything from HTC....Sense and smooth don't work well together in the same sentence.


I currently have an SGS3 on 'loan'. Unbranded. It's not bad. But if you think it scrolls jitter-free, you need an optician :p



I was just guessing at smooth devices :p. I reckon your best bet is a Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean, a constant 60fps is pretty damn smoooooth. Any JB ROM with hwcomposer working, should run at a constant 60fps.

Anyway, what happened to your boredom and dislike of Android?

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 13:02

I would pay £50 extra for an Android flagship that scrolls through long lists without stuttering, though :p

Seriously.

Really.

SG Nexus with JB? Galaxy S3 (with or without CM10)?

Just avoid anything from HTC....Sense and smooth don't work well together in the same sentence.


I currently have an SGS3 on 'loan'. Unbranded. It's not bad. But if you think it scrolls jitter-free, you need an optician :p



I was just guessing at smooth devices :p. I reckon your best bet is a Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean, a constant 60fps is pretty damn smoooooth. Any JB ROM with hwcomposer working, should run at a constant 60fps.

Anyway, what happened to your boredom and dislike of Android?


Nothing. Still intact :p
But someone offered me one for a week. Who am I to miss out on a chance like that?
Have you tried one out of the box? It's like setting up Vista on a Tesco laptop... An hour of pop-ups and tips, and settings to confirm and alerts hahahaha total overkill.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 13:04

...and no, I wouldn't pay $39 for bounceback unless that term referred to dropping the phone and it bounces back into your pocket.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 13:14

I would pay £50 extra for an Android flagship that scrolls through long lists without stuttering, though :p

Seriously.

Really.

SG Nexus with JB? Galaxy S3 (with or without CM10)?

Just avoid anything from HTC....Sense and smooth don't work well together in the same sentence.


I currently have an SGS3 on 'loan'. Unbranded. It's not bad. But if you think it scrolls jitter-free, you need an optician :p



I was just guessing at smooth devices :p. I reckon your best bet is a Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean, a constant 60fps is pretty damn smoooooth. Any JB ROM with hwcomposer working, should run at a constant 60fps.

Anyway, what happened to your boredom and dislike of Android?


Nothing. Still intact :p
But someone offered me one for a week. Who am I to miss out on a chance like that?
Have you tried one out of the box? It's like setting up Vista on a Tesco laptop... An hour of pop-ups and tips, and settings to confirm and alerts hahahaha total overkill.

No, I've not set one up, I've only used a display model in a shop. I do remember the nannying my S2 tried to force on me when I set that up, though. I guess with the added features of the S3, it's only got worse?

Bar the incessant nannying, how's your time with the S3 going? Please try not to mention TouchWiz...it's hideous, we can hopefully see past that :p.

The fact you've ever had to set up a Vista laptop from Tesco worries me. Have you been making low quality tech purchases again ;)?

Treab  Aug. 11, 2012 at 13:18

I would pay £50 extra for an Android flagship that scrolls through long lists without stuttering, though :p

Seriously.

Really.

SG Nexus with JB? Galaxy S3 (with or without CM10)?

Just avoid anything from HTC....Sense and smooth don't work well together in the same sentence.


I currently have an SGS3 on 'loan'. Unbranded. It's not bad. But if you think it scrolls jitter-free, you need an optician :p



I was just guessing at smooth devices :p. I reckon your best bet is a Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean, a constant 60fps is pretty damn smoooooth. Any JB ROM with hwcomposer working, should run at a constant 60fps.

Anyway, what happened to your boredom and dislike of Android?


Nothing. Still intact :p
But someone offered me one for a week. Who am I to miss out on a chance like that?
Have you tried one out of the box? It's like setting up Vista on a Tesco laptop... An hour of pop-ups and tips, and settings to confirm and alerts hahahaha total overkill.

No, I've not set one up, I've only used a display model in a shop. I do remember the nannying my S2 tried to force on me when I set that up, though. I guess with the added features of the S3, it's only got worse?

Bar the incessant nannying, how's your time with the S3 going? Please try not to mention TouchWiz...it's hideous, we can hopefully see past that :p.

The fact you've ever had to set up a Vista laptop from Tesco worries me. Have you been making low quality tech purchases again ;)?


this is jan matt... course he hasn't it was a 'friends' ;) tbh im not sure jan buys anything i think he uses the 5 finger discount option ;)

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 13:19

Truth?
I hate it.
Whoa whoa whoa... I'm not saying "it's bad". I can totally see why/how someone (a whole LOT of someones) could like it.
It does most things pretty well. Batterylife is the best I have personally experinced with Android (haven't used a RazrMaxxxxxxxxxx, though).

But I think it's horrible.
Overkill in every regard.
There are settings that have settings that have settings...
Which is great - cause by g*d, if ever another Android troll calls Symbian 'clumsy' or 'convoluted'...I can only laugh.

Don't buy.
Or do. I don't care

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 14:01

I would pay £50 extra for an Android flagship that scrolls through long lists without stuttering, though :p

Seriously.

Really.

SG Nexus with JB? Galaxy S3 (with or without CM10)?

Just avoid anything from HTC....Sense and smooth don't work well together in the same sentence.


I currently have an SGS3 on 'loan'. Unbranded. It's not bad. But if you think it scrolls jitter-free, you need an optician :p



I was just guessing at smooth devices :p. I reckon your best bet is a Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean, a constant 60fps is pretty damn smoooooth. Any JB ROM with hwcomposer working, should run at a constant 60fps.

Anyway, what happened to your boredom and dislike of Android?


Nothing. Still intact :p
But someone offered me one for a week. Who am I to miss out on a chance like that?
Have you tried one out of the box? It's like setting up Vista on a Tesco laptop... An hour of pop-ups and tips, and settings to confirm and alerts hahahaha total overkill.

No, I've not set one up, I've only used a display model in a shop. I do remember the nannying my S2 tried to force on me when I set that up, though. I guess with the added features of the S3, it's only got worse?

Bar the incessant nannying, how's your time with the S3 going? Please try not to mention TouchWiz...it's hideous, we can hopefully see past that :p.

The fact you've ever had to set up a Vista laptop from Tesco worries me. Have you been making low quality tech purchases again ;)?


this is jan matt... course he hasn't it was a 'friends' ;) tbh im not sure jan buys anything i think he uses the 5 finger discount option ;)


No, I once needed a laptop. Like: really. And it was midnight in the west of Ireland. There's only one place....

Pondlife  Aug. 11, 2012 at 14:48

...and no, I wouldn't pay $39 for bounceback unless that term referred to dropping the phone and it bounces back into your pocket.

Now that I would pay for!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 11, 2012 at 16:25

And before I get hated on: the stuttery scrolling aside: the SGS3 is very fast. No lag. At all.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 13, 2012 at 08:50

Hate both - iOS and Touch Wiz - they are in need of improvement. Would prefer Meizu UI or Sense any time of the day. Yes, both are slow, but this is technical problem. They are on right track in terms of their ideas, implementation is lacking a little.

I think most (if not all) Android devices have CPU rendering enabled by default, resulting in "stuttery scrolling". It's much better when GPU handles rendering in all apps. I don't know why it's not done by default.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 13, 2012 at 12:26

True.
Touchwiz is awful.
Using the SGS3 for 3 days now had 2 effect on me. It reaffirmed my belief that faster and more is not the alpha and omega. And I miss the simple efficiency of my N9. And Sense definitely beats Touchwiz for me.
Yes, the One X has flaws en mass, but I didn't get dizzy using it.
Out of the box the SGS3 is not my cup of tea. It's like a white stretch limo... Driven and styled by a boy racer on meth.

Hahaha... Nah, it's not the worst; but I would rather pay $39 for bounceback than $1 to use this shiny behemoth. It's just not for me.

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