Nokia's Twitter feed mocks Samsung's Galaxy S4

As expected, Samsung revealed the Galaxy S4 smartphone on Thursday night, with a planned launch for late April. Nokia didn't waste time going after Samsung and its newest Android phone, using their Twitter account to imply that Samsung was copying features found in Nokia's Windows Phone-based Lumia devices.

One Twitter post in particular caught our eye, as the classroom scenario seems to suggest Samsung is "cheating" by looking over Nokia and its notes.

Yet another post uses a checklist to show which features Nokia believes Samsung took from the Lumia, such as wireless charging, along with the features that the Lumia still has exclusively on the Lumia 920 such as Nokia Music, Pureview, City Lens and the fact that the Lumia phones come in a number of different colors.

One Twitter post linked to a fan-made video on YouTube where we see "Jeremy", the boy that was the center of the Galaxy S4 teaser videos, taking a quick message from a Lumia smartphone

Nokia is clearly going on the offensive here, attempting to draw attention away from what will likely be the best-selling Android smartphone of 2013. While they do have some points about feature-"copying", in the end consumers will end up voting with their wallets, and Nokia may end up the loser.

Source: Nokia on Twitter

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So lets condemn Samsung for deciding to include a great feature because Nokia is saying "we did it first".

Lets move back to reality shall we, a realm where Nokia took the idea of wireless charging from a different technology bracket and put it into a smart phone.

Nokia once dominated the mobile phone market and now that they don't they're jumping up and down like a spoilt brat.

Edited by mauseum, Mar 16 2013, 10:20am :

Nokia is still way behind Samsung in units sold. They are not the company they used to be. Better get used to this Nokia. S4 is a great device and not as bulky and with low-powered hardware as the Lumia.

lsdn said,
Nokia is still way behind Samsung in units sold. They are not the company they used to be. Better get used to this Nokia. S4 is a great device and not as bulky and with low-powered hardware as the Lumia.

Uhm Nokia still holds ~20% of the global phone market.

Nokia have some good points with this, Samsung just copy **** and call it there own. Will be interesting later this year when a new flagship Lumia comes out so Samsung can copy more stuff for the g5.

This is great to see, the copy machines in Korea are horrendous and the cheap phones that Samsung put out should be called out by everyone that makes a quality phone.

Rarely do consumers pick what is best for them. They pick the most available or advertised. If every consumer did the research then marketshares would be much more in balance. Every competitor picks their own segment but Apple and Samsung have hit critical mass.

It's a trigger that Microsoft is enjoying in the (shrinking) PC market as well. They'll never catch up in the mobile space until they find a unique selling point. For me that is the way you interact with Windows 8, I just can't go back to something as unintuitive as iOS. Its rather frustrating as I want to switch to Android or iOS (because of the apps available) but when I try it out it just feels like a step back in time...

Samsung also showed that you can translate text into another language....Bing translator does this already Samsung. So this is not new...just another feature that they copied.

They've also copied WP's hubs, the XBox's controller for their gamepad, Nokia's camera enhancements...the list goes on and on.

jakem1 said,
They've also copied WP's hubs, the XBox's controller for their gamepad, Nokia's camera enhancements...the list goes on and on.

i dont even think the contorller looks like the xbox on, similar maybe but hell all gamepads basiclly lookt he same

the above comments.....Nokia were the first to truly put effort behind the open wireless standard QI into mass products, sorry but they are not claiming to be the first either, just sayin that they did it before Samsung on a mass scale with big advertising behind it.

And Nokia copied the screen-with-gloves-on from the Xperia Sola. Not that it matters.

I didn't expect it, but I was impressed with some of the software features of the Galaxy S4. In general it's still a handset that doesn't appeal to me, but you have to admit Samsung implements a lot of random features. While you probably won't even use half of them they all could be useful in some rare situation. Would you pick the S4 over another phone just for those things? Probably not.

MDboyz said,
Maybe you need to read this link more careful before making wrong statement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xperia_sola

I doubt so. For the technology, Sola already has it. It is just before the update it didn't add the function in and the Android 4.0.4 update for Sola which contains the "Glove Mode" is released on Oct 2012, which is 1 month before 920 is released. To me, both aren't copying each other. It is just luck they release it about the same time. Well for Samsung I think they aren't wanting to copy but they just want to bring the Note 2's Airview feature to their Galaxy family as well.

It's pretty obvious that the Samsung have copied most of the headline features in the Galaxy S4 from Nokia. Nokia are right to point out the fact that they are innovating while Samsung and HTC are merely playing catch-up.

Take a look at the Lumia 920 and you'll see a laundry list of innovations including a camera with optical image stabilisation, a high sensitivity capacitive screen, a screen with the highest refresh rate available today, wireless charging, free off-line turn by turn navigation.

Oh and they just won the most innovative smartphone award yesterday at the Mobile News Awards. http://www.noknok.tv/2013/03/1...ovative-handset-award-2013/

yup Samsung copied wireless charging from Nokia.
what about palm pre with wireless charging!! lets not worry about it. whatever Nokia say, its true /s
what about Xperia sola screen with glove!! lets not worry about it. whatever Nokia say, its true /s

dont be a mircosoft as liquor (c wat i did there)

jakem1 said,
Take a look at the Lumia 920 and you'll see a laundry list of innovations including a camera with optical image stabilisation, a high sensitivity capacitive screen, a screen with the highest refresh rate available today, wireless charging, free off-line turn by turn navigation.

Oh and they just won the most innovative smartphone award yesterday at the Mobile News Awards. http://www.noknok.tv/2013/03/1...ovative-handset-award-2013/

Nokia was not the first to have wireless charger, just to give you an example. Besides my main point is that when companies, any company, have to resort to the kind of advertising they just lack better arguments and, at least for me personally, they obtain an opposite effect.

The Palm Pre is irrelevent. For starters, wireless charging was an optional extra that required a special backplate and it didn't use the qi standard. Nokia have the technology built into the L920 and have made the qi the mainstream standard for wireless charging.

I don't expect that anybody's ever heard of the Xperia Sola. I certainly hadn't so I looked it up. It turns out that "glove mode" wasn't available at release and if you take a look at the the Wikipedia entry for this phone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xperia_sola) it says that "It is the second smartphone after Nokia Lumia 920 to sport this feature."

To be fair though, it looks as if Samsung copied their hover gestures from the Sola

jakem1 said,

I don't expect that anybody's ever heard of the Xperia Sola. I certainly hadn't so I looked it up.

so if you have not heard of it it mean Nokia made it first? yeah we get it. its called ignored and brain washed by corporates like microsoft and nokia.
both these company need your money and they play with your emotions. get a life dude.

jakem1 said,
It's pretty obvious that the Samsung have copied most of the headline features in the Galaxy S4 from Nokia. Nokia are right to point out the fact that they are innovating while Samsung and HTC are merely playing catch-up.
Headline features? I doubt the 2 are the selling factors of S4. The selling factor of S4 from what I can see is the successes of the previous generations and large screens. For tech geeks, it is the Exynos processor.

ahoncbt said,

so if you have not heard of it it mean Nokia made it first? yeah we get it. its called ignored and brain washed by corporates like microsoft and nokia.
both these company need your money and they play with your emotions. get a life dude.

Did you read the rest of his reply mate? It states that it was the SECOND phone after the 920 to support this feature.
Again Nokia had a first.

ahoncbt said,

so if you have not heard of it it mean Nokia made it first? yeah we get it. its called ignored and brain washed by corporates like microsoft and nokia.
both these company need your money and they play with your emotions. get a life dude.

Did you read the rest of his reply mate? It states that it was the SECOND phone after the 920 to support this feature.
Again Nokia had a first.

Shadowzz said,

Did you read the rest of his reply mate? It states that it was the SECOND phone after the 920 to support this feature.
Again Nokia had a first.
I would say Nokia announce it first and Sony Xperia Sola had it first.

Is Nokia claiming to be the first with wireless charging?

Just more desperate trash talk. Nokia is worried and instead of relying their products and good marketing, they are doing this. Produce a good product, market it well, and it will sell well. Nokia phones look sharp, they just need to to learn how to market and sell their devices.

And since when has Samsung had more than a few different colors? Nothing close to what they are claiming Samsung took from them. Nokia is really losing it.

Nokia is the first smartphone to have it built into the device, for the Palm pre you had to buy a new back cover. Nokia might not have been first but they are the one's that made it a popular feature. "Innovation is the development of new values through solutions that meet new requirements." No big smartphone developer was offering that feature, Nokia brought it back into the market and made it popular. Samsung looked at the market and copied what was doing popular, they aren't establishing anything new in their market.

Edited by Gaffney, Mar 16 2013, 2:32am :

techbeck said,
Is Nokia claiming to be the first with wireless charging?

No, they are saying Samsung only implements features like this because others do, not because they think of doing so themselves. And with that general statement they are not far from the truth. Samsung is king of copying innovation and ideas as well ass cramming as much 'hardly if ever used' features just to sound impressive.

paulheu said,
Samsung is king of copying innovation and ideas as well ass cramming as much 'hardly if ever used' features just to sound impressive.

Agreed. With Samsung it's more about showing off rather than actual practicality.

.Neo said,

Agreed. With Samsung it's more about showing off rather than actual practicality.

There were a few cool ideas with the SGS4, but mostly I think they were just gimmicks. But thats what lots want.

Hardcore Til I Die said,
Palm pre charged wirelessly.

There really should be some kind of comeuppance for these ridiculous claims for companies that they were the first to do something.

To be fair we are talking about smartphone hear and Nokia really were the first to have a successful implementation of it.

ingramator said,

To be fair we are talking about smartphone hear and Nokia really were the first to have a successful implementation of it.


Do you mean WP phones? If not Ericson made great phones, IMO better then the Nokia. But even just among WP my HTC HD7 was, ar the time, an excellent device.

ingramator said,

To be fair we are talking about smartphone hear and Nokia really were the first to have a successful implementation of it.

To be fair, you can't simply ignore a fact simply because you don't like it.

Shadowzz said,

Worked just fine with a non-standard. And more specifically... non-standard option.
Every 920 comes with it. Not every Palm Pre has it.

Then they should be more specific, "first smartphone with built-in, standardised wireless charging." Simply making a blanket claim to the be the first that supported wireless charging is a HORRENDOUS LIE. There's no way of getting around that.