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Samsung and HTC Try to Pull Off Same April Fools’ Prank – a Smart Glove

Every year, we sit back on March 31 and wait to see what kinds of silly ideas tech companies can try to push through on April Fools’ day. Google has decided to kick things off earlier and earlier each year, but the rest at least wait until it’s midnight somewhere in the world. Two of those companies are HTC and Samsung, both of which tried to pull off the same exact prank – the introduction of a smart glove. 

Samsung’s is called Samsung Fingers, while HTC created the Gluuv. HTC’s requires that you strap your brand new One (M8) to your wrist to take 87.2MP “armie” photos, while Samsung went a little more realistic with its 16MP selfie camera.

The ideas are filled with tongue-in-cheek references to cultural oddities and jokes. I think the biggest joke may be that HTC realized that their fake wearable needed a higher-resolution camera than their actual flagship phone. OK, I’ll get over it.

You tell us who did it better.


Via:  Samsung | HTC
  • Blue Sun

    I can see it now… “Is that guy talking into his pinky or snorting coke?”

  • John Clausen

    I could see Samsung actually making that hideous thing. The HTC one is pure gold.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Talk to the hand!

  • JulieGHarris

    I think i saw this thing on men in black ! 😛 http://qr.net/rNqM

  • Jason Downing

    Looks like the NES Power Glove haha.. Anyone remember the movie “The Wizard”?

  • arthuruscg

    It is a Nintendo Power Glove

    • Menger40

      I love the powerglove… it’s so bad.

  • 213ninja

    i’ll hold off until Motorola drops one made of wood.

  • PoisonApple31

    I like the HTC ad a lot more than the Samsung ad, visually more stunning. Rather interesting that HTC didn’t use the ultrapixel moniker when describing the camera.

  • Uh oh. The antennas are in the index finger. This is bad design. When you’re on the “phone” this gets tucked into your palm and inhibits reception. Antennagate 2.0!

  • Cael

    This is probably how HTC’s smartwatch will look. Big, bulky, and look like crap.

    • cael loves rose

      silly htc hater

      • Cael

        HTC ruined themselves.

  • Austin_tacious

    Samsung’s glove still has physical buttons…

    • Cael

      HTC’s still has the stupid black bar and retarded duo camera.

      • Austin_tacious

        I agree that HTC is the worst. UI just love that the buttons are how you knowit’s a Samsung.

      • cael loves samsung

        settle down child. untill you can afford one your self and a car to visit the astore to see it in person, your argument is invalad.

        • rawr

          your self?
          the astore?

          Yeah it must be spring break for Ms. Smith’s kindergarten class.

        • Cael

          I hate Samsung. I have $2100 right now so I can afford one. I have a car. I’ve seen it in person and read many reviews. My argument is valid.
          Stop trolling, you look stupid like the HTC One M8

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    If they didnt have a screen i would be.interested. thumb to ear and pinky to mouth to pick up calls. Not practical but.something.id buy.

  • Matthew Merrick

    Toshiba pulled the same exact prank as well

  • Tony Byatt


  • cjohn4043

    I mean…I can’t say I would be surprised if Samsung actually ended up making this one day.

    • Tyler

      Starts clapping, breaks screen.

      • Blue Sun

        Knowing Samsung build materials, you could break that screen with a golf clap.

  • MichaelFranz

    Samsung should of what a two finger touch with the middle and ring finger that then shoots web out of the s-laser….or just shoots the laser. Either way i want it to be more spiderman like

  • WitnessG

    Samsung looks like they spent more time on theirs and it looks more creative. The mic on the pinkie, so you have to talk like Dr Evil, is a nice touch.

    • abqnm

      HTC seems to have spent more time on the marketing of the prank though. Legit looking product page and all, while being obviously fake.

  • Chris Stuart

    Forget about the iphone 5, if that is the actual size of the M8, it is the new long phone.

    • Cael

      It is the actual size. Its so sad.

    • atcchris

      long phone is loooooooong

  • Ray

    HTC with a camera over 4mp yes that is a joke

    • michael arazan

      I guess their prank was meant for all year long

  • bagheadinc

    With Samsung’s reputation for “stealing” ideas from other well known smartphones, it would actually be hilarious if Samsung copied HTC’s joke as an even better meta joke.

    • michael arazan

      And watch Apple take it Literally and sue them over having a patent on the idea

    • tdurden64111



        Next level hashtag bro

  • The HTC One M8 camera is a better joke.

    • kids are stupid

      someones mad

      • rawr

        Yep just ignore the 23+ (inc Kellex) upvotes.

        Obviously it is just 1 person.

        • Chris King

          Which is an april fools joke in itself because last time kellex was trying to tell us how good the m7 camera was . I’ll just wait for the note 4 with a 20 mp camera myself

          • The Narrator

            M7 camera was good (Zooming sucked but low light was amazing). They just took out the key features in the M8 which didn’t help.

          • Chris King

            I never Used it I just find it funny that people make such a big deal about a camera on a phone. I have no proof but I think most people who take pics with phone just post online anymore anyway and I think htc realizes this. For those who need a better camera well thats why we have more than one phone manufacturer for android.

          • The Narrator

            Cameras are very important. Not everybody want’s to carry around their DSLR, P&S, etc. It’s much easier to snap on a good phone, upload, it etc. HTC should know camera’s a key in the phone market

        • KID ANDROID

          You do realize down votes don’t show at all anymore on this site or any that use discus, so there could very well be 1000 people that down voted the remark but we the readers will never know. Stupidest thing discus has ever implemented IMO.

          • While downvotes aren’t shown, they are still taken into account when sorting comments. If a comment gets lots of downvotes, it appears lower than other posts with fewer upvotes and fewer downvotes.

          • rawr

            You do realize that the vocal majority here at DL are a minority in the consumer world? You and The_Narrator aren’t buying 1000 (and getting another 1000 free since lets be honest, the M8 isn’t worth the price) M8s, so no matter how hard you whine it doesn’t change the fact that HTC put out another phone with big enough flaws to kill them in the market place. This isn’t a “hero” device, but an “an hero” device for htc.

      • I’m not mad, I’m disappointed. The One M8 is a great phone besides the camera, but like his review here, a great camera is something many of us need on a phone.

    • The Narrator

      Plastic is a better joke, see I can do it too.

  • Tony G.

    lamest day of the year