Analyst accuses Samsung of not wanting Windows Phone success

Analyst accuses Samsung of not wanting Windows Phone success
Unlike the Android ecosystem (and the overall smartphone ecosystem around the world), Samsung is not doing all that well with Windows Phone. Windows Phone has been dominated by Nokia, which isn't much of a surprise given the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft. But, an analyst is now saying that Samsung actually isn't doing well with Windows Phone because the company doesn't want to see the platform succeed.

Detwiler Fenton analyst Jeff Johnston told AllThingsD that Samsung has no interest in seeing Windows Phone succeed. According to Detwiler Fenton, Samsung hasn't offered anything exciting as far as Windows Phone hardware. Samsung's hardware sales through Verizon have been pretty bad, and worst of all, Samsung has done nothing to try to boost sales. Meanwhile, Nokia in particular, and Windows Phone overall have been seeing gains, and solid sales. 

It all sounds like an evil genius plot, but it makes quite a bit of sense. Samsung is already dominating the Android market (and through that is very successful in the smartphone market overall), and Windows Phone is still a very small player in the mobile world. Samsung could put more effort into Windows Phone, but why should it, when it has its own up-and-coming platform Tizen that it would rather support? 

What do you think? Is Samsung sabotaging Windows Phone? Does it really matter?

source: AllThingsD

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142 Comments

1. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

all they do is sucking up Microsoft's resources

17. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

it means they didn't want to see nokia.sucessful.......................they are jealous................

34. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

So you meant MS and Nokia need Samsung to be sucessful? I didnt know they are that much desperate...

48. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

they dont... so what ur talking bout? it has nothing to do with needing samsung

62. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I replied to what he(tuss) said; Sammy dont focus on WP because they dont want to make WP popular so Nokia can earn some money from it. Isnt that what he just said? or am i too bright to imply?

66. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

he means if more companies make wp device obviously exposure will increase and this would effect samsungs dominance as customers may make the transition from samsungs android devices to there wp8 devices and then to competitor devices from nokia watch the thumbs down from upset fanboys

139. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I think because of Samsung knows that there is no any great technology to against Nokia. If Nokia also use Android Samsung will because Second or Third

51. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yeah nokia know they will be on top soon.....windows os is great os.......!!!

91. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

HAHAHA thanks for the laugh, I needed that.

67. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Ok....why would Samsung care if Nokia is successful? They are competing with Nokia in WP land. I could understand if you said they didnt wanna see WP or MS successful.

132. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

they bail out since they know they cant compete nokia where they stand hard

136. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Correct. It also shows if Nokia went with android they would have F**ked Samsung there as well! But I for am happy they did not go with android because these fanboys think everything should be android! I want Nokia to succeed because they make the best designs and bring the best Innovations and have a Sh*t load of patents! but I'm still not sure about WP

58. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia's Stephen Elop strategy is still to be the 'clear winner,' even against Samsung and Apple......and that's true........nokia we know you choice right thing for us......!!! Windows is great OS

83. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

who dislike my comment.......is that a samsung or iphone fans........!!!! sorry guys but it's true.......Nokia will take over top spot soon........!!!

92. DEVIL.666

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I thumbed you down you WP Nokia F@g. There both dead. Get a life you stupid. Can't you see WP Nokia users are getting Trolled and bashed. Stupid guy.

116. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

That's not called for dude. It's not that serious.

131. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

first of all its 'they're", second of all, you are the one who should get a life. getting back here, and flaming people for their personal opinion the most "nolife" you can get. you know that you suck big time, right? :D loser...

134. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

the ultimate stupid retard is you you hate others because they dont like android are u american i guess u are thats what u all do impose ur s**t on others get a life

144. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

i know, but sailfish os is the best, no lag + play store

128. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

the question is, why Nokia does not want to make Android succed?? they wanna make special phones with "their" OS like they did with Symbian....I dont know for how long they will succeed, but this is kind of a clever movement, since NOW, i dont know later, they make the best MS phones....of course, with almost no competition, thats becomes an easy achievement.

137. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

One of the main reason Nokia did not go with Android is Google did not want them to use their Nokia maps on the platform! So one would say Google was scared of Nokia maps being better then their Google maps.

145. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

had no idea...thanks for the info

3. Diego!

Posts: 874; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I think it's not Samsung's fault but Microsoft's. Samsung offered Ativ S which is great but didn't succeed as expected, therefore, it wasn't launched in all countries. That was really a pitty. I like that phone! :( Hopefully we will see more phones (and better ones) coming from Samsung with WP :D

24. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The Ativ S is an inferior device compared to the Lumia 920, and so why would anybody buy it? If Samsung stops making WP8 devices, then so be it. Does anybody really care?

35. SleepingOz unregistered

You're right, no one cares about WPs, except may be Nokia fanboys.

44. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

so those who bought the HTC 8s and 8x are nokia fanboys? please go hate elsewhere, i know you try and act like your reasonable but your the same as the other android fanboys who cant just accept other os's are good to push competition and that android isnt for everyone and isnt perfect

45. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Google will care soon enough, when WP starts stealing a significant porition of Android market-share ;o)

73. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No one cares about android except android fanboys. No one cares about iOS except iOS fanboys. No one cares about Symbian except Symbian fanboys. No one cares about BB10 except BB10 fanboys. Dude whats your point. All os's have their fans, and some like myself like multiple ones " iOS android, and wp8"

88. DEVIL.666

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

No one cares about a dieing dead platform WP Nokia. Sales are in decline. Have you seen how low Nokia went with there adverts few months ago. Once the king Nokia is a tramp toaday selling there headquarters Vertu closing factories redundant.

115. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn devil... That's hard man lol.

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