Mock Thy Rival: Samsung gets into Apple’s face with new TV commercial featuring the same actress Apple used in their iPhone 4S ad (videos)

After battling it out for almost the entire 2011, Samsung and Apple’s war just won’t cease even on the last day of the year, throwing up a new controversy to welcome 2012 on a bitter note between them.

Apparently, Samsung has cast the same little girl that Apple used for an iPhone 4S advert, for their own TV commercial, sparking of a huge debate whether Samsung has at least one person left with an original idea or no.

Obviously, it could all just be a coincidence as well weighing up the girl’s acting skills. But then, given the recent unrest between the two tech giants, which reached new levels of sourness worldwide towards the end of 2011, many believe this is just another move by the Korean company to mock its bitter rivals from Cupertino, California.

Or, seeing it in lighter vein, we can blame Apple for this controversy for they forgot to patent the little girl 😛 [ah! me and my sad jokes].

Anyway, here are the two videos in question:

Apple [iPhone 4S commercial]

Samsung [Galaxy Tab 8.9 commercial]


Samsung releases list of devices to get official Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich update

Samsung Electronics has today released — much to the delight of Samsung device holders worldwide — a list of mobile devices that will be receiving the much awaited Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich update officially.

According to their press release, the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Note, Galaxy R, and Galaxy Tab 10.1/8.9/7.7/7.0+ will be the first ones to get the Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich update in the Galaxy series of devices from Samsung. The Korean company will begin rolling out the update to the said devices between January and March of next year (2012).

Announcements regarding update schedule will be made separately for each upgradeable device and will be according to “market situation” and “carrier requirements”.

From Samsung Electronics’ Official Global Blog:

Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for GALAXY devices. The platform update for GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note will start in the first quarter 2012, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.

The ICS-upgradable devices are the GALAXY S II, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Note, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7, and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus.

Almost all the Galaxy smartphone/tablet owners all over are rejoicing with this news, even though some Galaxy devices were not mentioned by Samsung, including my own Galaxy Ace. But nonetheless, it’s a welcome start and it won’t be long before Samsung adds more and more devices to its update fold and roll out the latest Android offering to majority of the eligible devices under their banner.