Samsung not entering platform wars with Android and iOS, says executive
0. phoneArena 11 Sep 2012, 04:03 posted on
Samsung is not planning to enter the platform wars with an operating system of its own, according to a Samsung executive…
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1. MeoCao (unregistered)
I think SS has learned how hard it is, just look at S-Voice and Google voice search to see that.
2. Aeires (unregistered)
And how little Bada has taken off. Android and W8 is more than enough for them to focus on.
3. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
And... they also cut operating costs by letting others do the OS development.
They are putting a small team on Tizen just in case some unknown catastrophe kills Android/WP.
4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Yes, one thing is sure - google is a software giant that is now fully focused on Android development.
Samsung just can't compete with Google on the software front.
So it's a no brainer to just take Android, a free open source that can be tweaked in every way, rather than spending huge resources on developing something that would probably be inferior anyway.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5977; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
+1 on Sammy not trying to do an O/S. The cost of entry is waaaay to high. Nokia came to that conclusion already. The problem for Nokia is that they just extended the logic in the wrong direction. By hitching their company to WP, Nokia effectively lost a year and a half (maybe 2) years of market share. Hopefully Nokia can regain their position, but on the heels of the Lumia 920 announcement debacle, they have their work cut out for themselves.