Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S4

Haven’t quite gotten your fill of the Galaxy S4? We haven’t, either. First came the announcement, then the obligatory berating posts about the crazy launch event, followed by the review, which brings us to this fateful judgement day.

Will the Galaxy S4 fly or die?

The answer is clear, and still multi-layered.

There’s no doubt that the Galaxy S4 — packed to the max with the best specs in town — will sell more than its predecessor, the Galaxy S III. Not only does it have a 5-inch 1080p display, a speedy little quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera, but it has a whole bevy of new software features that are sure to delight and surprise.

But what does the GS4 tells us about Samsung’s greater strategy? Well, it’s clear that the Galaxy S4 morphs Android to something beyond recognition, which is almost entirely Samsung-influenced.

Many of the stellar features like AirView are baked in on an OS level, and you can expect to see even further deviation from the Android ecosystem (while still being the industry leader on Android) as we move forward.

Still, you’d be hard-pressed to find much to complain about with the Galaxy S4.

Fly on, Samsung. Fly on.