Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 would be the “ultimate smartphone” if it ran Apple’s iOS and accessed the Cupertino, Calif. company’s app ecosystem, a clearly-impressed analyst said today. Others were less likely to think that Samsung’s introduction yesterday of the new 5-in. “phablet” is a danger to Apple’s lucrative iPhone business, with some dismissing talk that the Korean firm has beaten Apple in the innovation battle as nonsense. But Brian Marshall of the ISI Group, who covers Apple for the Wall Street investment research firm, was taken with the Galaxy S4. “If the Galaxy S4 ran the iOS platform and had Apple’s ecosystem attached to it, it would likely be the world’s ‘ultimate smartphone,’ [one that combined] the best hardware design with the best software/ecosystem,” said Marshall in a note to clients.
Analyst: A Galaxy S IV With iOS Would Be the ‘Ultimate Smartphone’
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).