Golden age? You mean... Around the time when iPhone was released? And, I'm sorry to say this, but Samsung isn't a good company. I would never buy a Samsung phone, nor will I ever buy an Iphone. I'm happy because windows phone 8 is finally taking off. Its projected to grow by 10,000,000+ users by 2015. Many, many, many fortune 500 companies are deciding to switch to wp8 as the OS they use instead of blackberry, and a ton of consumers too. That's going to be a 13% or more market share by wp8. I think Microsoft is more software and hardware focused, and Macintosh is more user friendly. (although windows 8 is a fantastic start towards being intuitive... And, there's a program called start is back you can download to get the start button back. I personally like the start button, so for when I get a windows 9 when it cones out, or 8, I'll definitely be using that program.) windows 8 is a jack of all trades with the exception of being a master of gaming, mac is more work and common task focused, and Linux... Linux is a mix of both, and it does it fairly well.)I personally hope for HTC and Nokia to make comebacks and kick apple and Samsung's schiit into oblivion. Nokia's mobile department was just bought out by Microsoft (which, I am fairly certain they were planning to do from the beginning. Think about it! The Nokia CEO retires. Gets replaced by a former high ranking Microsoft employee who quit months before. Within weeks, he announces Nokia's attention to make windows phone their main OS. A few years later, the CEO sells the Nokia phone department to Microsoft for cheap, and he retires from Nokia. As part of that deal, Microsoft gets to use the name Nokia until 2020, the actual company Nokia can't make phones until 2016, Microsoft gets the rights to the Lumia and Asha line, and the CEO of Nokia who retired after selling the mobile department gets a high ranking job in Microsoft's Nokia operation. That's extremely suspicious... And, yes. In 2016, there will be 2 Nokia's that are making different phones. Just a guess, but the actual Nokia is going to pick up Symbian again, use android, or both.)so Microsoft is planning something with their Nokia Lumia's, and the actual Nokia has a good chance at success when they come back with a new line of droids and/or Symbian phones. HTC one is the most popular phone among male teens anywhere I go, so they seem to be gaining a distinct following there... And, the M8 is also gaining an audiophile following here on head-fi. 1.3v max voltage, and fantastic audio quality... Some say its almost as good sounding as the FiiO X3 in a lot of aspects. Now, sorry for being off topic in this long rant, but at least some of it was about audio!