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Microsoft and Google pay visits to Samsung
Samsung has quickly risen to the top of both feature and smartphone sales, and while it is getting ready to launch its own Tizen based smartphones this year, it has started receiving high-positioned guests from the Silicon Valley. Microsoft former head Bill Gates has visited Samsung at its headquarters and Google’s Larry Page is also expected to pay a visit to Korea this week.

This courtship by the big software makers clearly has a lot to do with what Samsung decides to push in its products and so far the company’s focus has been on Android for smartphones. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates met yesterday with Samsung vice chairman Lee Jay-yong and Samsung mobile head JK Shin. “We discuss cooperation opportunities with Windows 8 and other IT devices with Samsung,” said Bill Gates.

It is not yet clear what will be the exact topic of the upcoming Larry Page visit, but chances are Motorola, Android, and Samsung’s Tizen will all be the main topics. Page has scheduled a visit with Samsung on Friday, April 26th.

source: bada Indonesia via SamMobile

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posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:07 26

1. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


Welcome to the world best consumer electronics company...

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:46 14

8. omar300 (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


everyone is threatened by samsung trying to make its entire phone itself.
i dont like that idea either. just use the current OS in market. whats the point of recreating the wheel?
Windows 8 and Android are very great os. i dont understand the point of making tizen. Its same linux based os as android with alot less features.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:14 13

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"what is the point of recreating the wheel?"

It moves revenues and profits that would go to non-Sammy companies to Sammy. Sammy is in business to make profits, afterall.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 13:19 1

22. omar300 (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


Cant disagree. Companies tried to make more and more profit. It wont really work in customers benefit if samsung starts putting some high end hardware exclusively for its tizen phones.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 14:57

25. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 803; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Samsung's Tizen would have to out class Google's Android, but to start eating away at Android in lieu of their own OS would cause me to pull the reigns in on them If I were Google!

Ms is aware of this and that is why they didn't get an invite fore the Windows blue integration testing!

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:25

32. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


true, but u shud also consider the fact that, if customers dont like the new OS then Samsung will have to revert back to Android to gain back profits. I say, bring out Tizen, let there be more competition and options for the customers.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:49 4

19. chocolaking (Posts: 422; Member since: 22 May 2012)


@@@@
Why would you say such a false statement?
Samsung is not bad. but never near the best.
Wake the f up from brain washed..!!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:10 1

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Bill should've worn a Korean attire plus a deep black eyeliner...to show his affectionate support

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:05 10

13. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


You know

Even though i do not accept with MS methods sometimes and especially with the scroogled thing, but i respect the man, he built the company from the ground up with his own intellect, not by advertising and using some other guy's brain, he was the main programmer behind the first Microsoft OS. He led a hand to Apple and pulled them from bankruptcy. The apple you know today is because of Bill Gates, wether he did it for the money or not, he did it and pulled Apple from certain death, so give the man some respect since he is also trying to make MS mobility mainstream

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:18 19

3. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Welcome to the world most popular, smart and best consumer electronics company!

Greetings from Samsung and CEO of Samsung, J.K Shin. :)

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:09 5

14. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I wonder why so much down votes..hmm

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:18 9

16. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Because they disagree what I said "the world most popular, smart and popular best consumer electronics company"

They hate Samsung. :)

Just ignore them!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 17:39 1

29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5660; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


he's only a teen and don't know anything ITEngineer

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:28 1

4. alterecho (Posts: 993; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Maybe Bill Gates needs to visit Microsoft headquarters first to sort out the mess/confusion thats been going on of late.
Who would make a product and ask another company to make a similar product, so that they can compete against each other?? I'm talking about the Surface debacle. They need to make up their mind, either make it open platform like Android or make it exclusive like iOS.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:41 15

5. piyath (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


TROLLS GONNA DIE..! SAMSUNG GONNA WIN EVERY YEAR!!!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:20 6

10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Microsoft and Apple

TROLLS™

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:43 3

11. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


few years yes sure but no one lives forever maybe next chinese ZTe gets to be top OEM who knows

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:22 4

17. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree what you said "TROLLS GONNA DIE" but I disagree "SAMSUNG GONNA WIN EVERY YEAR". (But thumbs up for you)

Samsung is not gonna win forever, you know? In someday, other manufacturers will take over Samsung's first place. It could be Nokia, or Sony, or HTC, or LG, or Huawei etc.

Who knows?

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:46 10

6. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 803; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Samsung is using it's popularity on the backs of other OS devices to launch its own OS on it's devices, and shaft the alliances that got it to the top. It will fail and they will be crushed if they go this route. Google as Motorola to answer this threat and never should have held back from making it thrive.

Nokia is working with MS making Windows phones, but remember Jolla is funded by them so MS should also be careful.lol

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:44 2

12. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol everyone have 2 sides pockets

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:16 1

15. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Where's the problem with that??

I have been an android user since day one, owned HTC MAGIC, HTC LEGEND, SGS2, now preordered SGS4..

And let me tell you something, if samsung chooses to make an OS of their own which i VERY MUCH DOUBT, it's better for us Consumersss, i welcome any new OS better than Android.

But let me tell you why i doubt it, For Sammy, Android means Money, why would you pay Millions$$ on Software R&D when you have google doing so for free? Is it because they need to say the 20 or 40 $ they pay google for the right to use Google Apps? heck they are making so much money that makes it for them for each 1 cent they pay they get a dollar back. So why would they spend so much money on R&D and Software Development and upgrades and go to war with google, when they are already making Billions?

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:30

18. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Advertisements. Google make their money through advertisements. If Samsung create Tizen to target the that market, they'll be making even more money even tho the apps are Android apps.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 11:06

21. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Don't sh@t where you eat, that is all!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:52

28. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Agreed, but think about all the things that Samsung's done these years. Pretty ruthless if you ask me.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 14:12

24. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 803; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Never said it was a problem, but back stabbing never pays off in the end. You must be unaware of Samsung and Tizen. Where have you been hiding...under a rock lol

It will take a lot to unseat me and Adnroid at this point.....Google 1st gave us free turn by turn navigation integrated with pictures of where you are going once you get there. They integrated restaurant locations places to hang out, main events, product location, prodcut payment, product tracking, friend tracking, google voice integratopn, and Google now which is becoming more and more useful. You can make reservations check in and out and track this with Google Now. I called Australia with Google voice for .02 a minute, and called a cell phone there for .12 cents a minute. I tlaked on the phone for 20 minutes and paid a whopping .40 cents. Ten minutes on the cell to cell coast me $1.20.Whoa......you're ki9lling me Google.

Unitl some one does it better for me it's who cares. Microsoft has desktop integration and it's true os could be a big threat but for the fact that I can change what I want when I want to Android has my attention thus far hands down!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 15:00

26. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Competition among manufacturers and/or carriers is good for us consumers.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:53 6

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 1979; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Samsung has the means to be the second apple full vertical and horizontal integration. If fact their manufacturing is stronger than apple, their software is their weakest link.

Understand their fear.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:55

20. chocolaking (Posts: 422; Member since: 22 May 2012)


@joey_sfb
You made a good very point.
you spoke the truth! indeed samsung is really weak on software.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 13:36

23. buccob (Posts: 1049; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I am gonna throw this question here... just because this article is related to several manufacturers... even the ones that aren't mentioned...

Think this carefully...

Which Brand would you choose to buy every electronic device you want to have at home? IF you can only buy everything from that same brand?

I.E. I have had Motorola, Samsung and now a Sony Android Smartphone, I have LG and Sony HDTV, I had a Toshiba Laptop, now it is an ASUS Laptop, I had a Sony Digital Camera, I have an Apple Express Port.....

BUT IF I HAD to choose just 1 Brand for all my electronics today, I think I would go with Sony.

How about you?

(Think about qualities and value of each item separately and if the company provides a good balance between their departments)

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 15:31

27. donfem (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Good for you

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 18:54 1

30. jroc74 (Posts: 4064; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I will say this...if Motorola made TV's....and other things...it would be Motorola. I like Samsung for everything except phones. For phones its Motorola only so far.

So...I would have to say Samsung if I had to choose only one brand. I would just have to deal with their so so phone reception.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 22:42

31. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


This is the beginning of the party that there are too many guests come over (BlackBerry 10, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Firefox OS, Tizen, Sailfish) and as many chairs there, I fear that some will be out. This is very interesting, while Google and Apple dominate the market by far, Microsoft's is difficult.

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