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Samsung CTO responsible for Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab series quits

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Samsung CTO responsible for Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab series quits
Shocking news today from Samsung as chief technology officer Omar Khan, the main person behind the ultra-slim Samsung Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab series, announced his decision to step down from the company. Khan shared in an email to tech blog The Droid Guy that he'll join Citigroup to lead their mobile solutions division on a global basis.

Khan is stepping down after nearly a year and a half of leading the company's mobile efforts. His track-record includes the Galaxy S series, but he's also been a big part of Samsung's Android efforts. Recently, though, the Korean company has seen more competition and talks for the launch of a subsidized carrier version of the Samsung Galaxy S II have dragged. A massive lawsuit was also filed by Apple accusing the Korean company of “slavishly copying” Cupertino's products. 

It remains a mystery whether some of those events affected Khan's decision. Nick Dicarlo and Gavin Kim from the Samsung Mobile team will replace the CTO in most tasks including product and spokesperson responsibilities, and a replacement chief technology officer is yet to be announced. The company seems to be on the right track with the Galaxy S II, but could this disrupt its trajectory? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below.


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posted on 11 Jul 2011, 05:53 2

1. INtel (unregistered)


It's really amazing what Apple can do. Scarry s**tz....

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 06:07 3

2. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Father Steve will be happy....

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 06:32 7

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4003; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Samsung is so huge that I just don't see one man changing the landscape that Samsung is forging. Plus Citigroup just stepped up & offered more money to help their mobile solutions division. I really don't think Apple had anything to do with that at all. It's just a ploy by the author to make this an Apple vs. Android thing so they can get more hits or whatever. It's really not too big of a deal! This happens in the corporate world very frequently! It’s a common event. It’s so common that both Apple & Microsoft have a 2 year buffer so that they can’t jump ship immediately from Apple to Microsoft & vice versa. That way they can’t hurt or steal inside information from each other. This is an example of how frequent this is!

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 07:17 9

4. cheetah2k (Posts: 808; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Steve aint my father, hes my bitch dog yo!

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 16:08 4

9. deather (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


@cheetah2k....tel em yoo...!!! Steve Jobs aint s**t...!!! Apple is a bunch of hungry greedy bastards who wana earn money while people in the manufacturing plants get mistreated and even exposed to dangerous chemicals!!! and they dont even show sympathy...!!

Has apple done any charity with all the money they made ?? just giv me one example ?? did it ever say it making "GREEN or Eco Friendly products" ?????

All of u who love apple ARE A BUNCH OF ASS HOLES..!! its not about being an android FAN its about Ethics.!! If all the company in the world act like aple we wouldnt have development...!!! becoz apple is a closed source doesnt wana share with people they r busy suing and patenting.!! bunch of *** babbooons

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 08:23 6

5. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its amazing. I read the original note this guy sent out. it said NOTHING about leaving because of apple or samsung copying apple products. AMAZING how PA worked that into the story so people believe its something he said. This man was part of the design team on the galaxy 1 and 2. If there was blatant copying going on, he would know, and he sure didnt mention it in his email.

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Hello Kyle,
Hope you are doing well. I wanted to let you know that I have decided to leave Samsung Mobile. I have really enjoyed working with you over the past few years representing Samsung Mobile and the mobile industry. Kim Titus and the Samsung PR team are best-in-class and will continue to work with you very closely. Additionally, Nick Dicarlo and Gavin Kim will be assuming most of the product and service spokesperson responsibilities for Samsung Mobile. I will continue to have a close relationship with Samsung and look forward to following your coverage of its future successes.
I will be joining Citigroup next week where I will be leading their mobile solutions on a global basis. I look forward to connecting and working with you in the future as I work with the Citi team to build the world’s premier digital bank.
Best Regards,

Omar
***********************************

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 09:00 5

6. iSheepHunter (Posts: 55; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Apple had nothing to do with this, but of course iSheeps will say that so they can make Apple look "all powerful."

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 09:27 1

7. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


OR Apple Haters will look at it as another example of the bad apple...

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 09:50 9

8. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I'll be Samsung's new CTO.

Agenda:

1. Deploy SGS2 this week for all carriers with no bloatware.
2. Step on Apple
3. Work on Nexus Prime

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 18:18 2

10. spectre1006 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Finally someone with their head on straight. I wish the gs2 launched in March in the US. It would of dominated. Now I'm probably wanna see the gs3 or the next nexus if I wanna buy a Sammy phone. Most likely I'll snag a bionic but that has been a pain to wait for too..

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