Oscars Host Ellen DeGeneres Ditched Her Galaxy Note For An iPhone Backstage


Samsung may have flashed a bit of cash to get Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres to appear on-stage with a Galaxy Note, but it seems that DeGeneres ditched the device backstage, as she was spotted tweeting out selfies using an iPhone.

Several of DeGeneres’ other tweets featured the “via Twitter for iPhone” watermark.

DeGeneres’ decision to return to the iPhone after the show may have had something to do with the quality of her Galaxy Note images, which saw her add the hashtag “#blurry” to one Twitter update:

In conclusion, while Samsung may have succeeded in turning the Oscars into one long infomercial, it definitely failed at looking like a brand that people will use voluntarily.

Maybe they’ll have to be even more de-generous next year when it comes to writing out checks.


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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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