Samsung wants to replace Apple as a customer with upstart Chinese smartphone producers
0. phoneArena 09 Jan 2013, 22:49 posted on
Stephen Woo, President of Samsung’s System LSI business, has seen hos firm build up its chip making capabilities which is great except for the fact that a certain one of its customers wants nothing to do with Sammy; as a result, the Korean based manufacturer is looking at selling its wares to upand coming Chinese smartphone producers like Huawei and Lenovo...
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4. MeoCao (unregistered)
This is not that easy for SS to pull it off. The problem is the OEMs depend heavily on chip makers for the whole package: chips, modems, software... That's almost half the device or even more.
But SS competes directly with those OEMs and I don't think many of them will be comfortable using SS chips.
The irony is Apple is the manufacturer that can feel secure the most using SS manufactured chips b-c Apple design the chips themselves.
3. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I love Exynos... On my iphone... Thats all l am going to say
5. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Exynos and Apple Ax have no relation after A4.
7. networkdood (Posts: 5517; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
if you place that processor in a high powered Android phone, you may not like it, but glad to hear it...
6. tmcr7 (Posts: 142; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
With Samsung chips, Chinese products will improve in quality, killing the iPhone in China using an inferior processor.
8. networkdood (Posts: 5517; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
so, it will improve its quality by using an inferior processor? Yep, that makes sense ...
9. networkdood (Posts: 5517; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Well, this situation is all APPLE's fault. Did any of you really expect Samsung to continue doing business with a company who is suing them for things like having a rectangular phone?
10. CreeDiddy (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
You need to go back in time to the Galaxy S with TouchWiz. There were similarities to the icons, etc...There is no denying that. Samsung was smart to move away from the interface of iOS. Functionality was different b/c of Android 2.1-2.3 than iOS, but their was influence of the iPhone. You don't say that now b/c of the Galaxy S3 success, but lawsuits are filed months prior to the hearing, in which 2012 was a big win for Apple.