Following a string of compelling Android phone launches (I, II, III), much of the tech press is...

|By:, SA News Editor

Following a string of compelling Android phone launches (I, II, III), much of the tech press is underwhelmed by Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy S IV. Gizmodo, deeming the HTC One superior: "There's just no wow-factor here." BGR, not a fan of the plastic body: "Samsung’s latest smartphone feels as if it can be snapped in half." VentureBeat, viewing much of the S IV's software as useless and/or inferior to alternatives, predicts the phone "will mark the beginning of the end of Samsung’s smartphone dominance." Is that a fair assessment, or are Samsung's marketing and R&D skills being underestimated? (more)