Google's CFO: No rift between us and Samsung
posted by Alan F. / Mar 03, 2013, 7:59 PM
On the other hand, there is talk that Samsung is concerned that Google is now ready to start working hand in hand with its wholly owned subsidiary Motorola, to turn out the best Android phones and is a bit concerned that Motorola will get first crack at new features and software updates. The Motorola X is expected to be introduced at Google I/O and is said to be the first Motorola model that has a lot of input from Google. The device is expected to be the first to run Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie. It has already been called a "game changer" by Telstra's CTO.
higher cut than the 10% of ad revenues that Sammy already gets from Google. Despite rumors like that one, Pichette swears that Samsung and Google have a terrific relationship.
As for talk that Google is worried about Samsung's innovation, apparent in such features as multiwindows, Smart Stay and Smart Rotation, the executive reminded everyone that their success is mutually beneficial for both companies. He also wanted it known that Google's goal is for all of its partners to benefit from the open source Android platform and the Mountain View based company welcomes innovation from all of its Android partners.
The Google CFO blamed a lot of the talk of a strained relationship between Google and Samsung on the media. "I just think journalists love big headlines that sell newspapers," he said.
source: ZDnet via Slashgear
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well sooner or later. sammy will leave android/google. but will they continue with their success or crawl back to the big G. as soon they drop android. i stop buying their galaxy phones
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 8:26 PM 2
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Both companies have to screw up very badly for them to part ways. Samsung is good at ignoring partners competitive behaviors but to compete head on. Proven as apple main supplier till apple themselves give Samsung the boot. Google with their open source mentality are less protective and support innovation in general never hear them sue another company because they out innovate google.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 8:50 PM 5
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First thing u need to know is ''samsung is nothing without android'' move on to wp and nokia will do the same thing they did for 14 years, dont get me started on tizen. its ugly, even pa doesnt like it, tizen is a waste of r&d cash just dump it and focus fully on android, and hopefully nokia doesnt zip past you
posted on Mar 04, 2013, 3:46 PM 0
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Samsung want success on Tizen was a lot to work on, 1st they need to get a lot developer support and a lot apps appear in 1st launch. Also from all the while, Samsung not really good on OS and apps, I don't see bright future if Samsung really get off Android so soon. It take times for jump to another fresh OS.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 8:46 PM 2
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Uh ohhhhhhh! Saying there's no rift, means there a rift...stay tuned.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 9:06 PM 1
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Samsung must have threatened to make more Windows Phone devices in the near future ;)
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 9:30 PM 2
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you're probably trolling, but this is possible
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 10:40 PM 0
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Uh, no big surprise here. The WSJ is anti-google and had nothing to back up their assertions.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 9:51 PM 5
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In my opinion, Samsung should've just turned this into the next touchwiz, could've brought great potential and brought another reason to buy Samsung phones, (since let's be honest, touchwiz 5 is boring) and Android could've evolved another step forward as a whole using some of these features. Not to mention Samsung's dedicated app store will be limited and many will not jump on these phones because of lack of support that you could already find elsewhere.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 9:59 PM 0
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Ditching android at this point would be a horrible business move for Samsung. Even if they do put out some tizen powered devices. There's no guarantee that they will be successful. At this point for all we know tizen could end up just how bada was. If Sammy ditches Google now and tizen ends up d.o.a they would have screwed the pooch so to say. Its going to play out like this: Sammy is going to stay with android and keep working on fine tuning tizen. I would venture to say they are also keeping an eye on Ubuntu as well. Just wait, in five years or so the mobile world will be one big open source play ground.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 10:13 PM 2
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Tizen is open source, so it likely won't end up like Bada. On top of that, Tizen is more of a back up for Samsung. It's not good to rely on Android solely, just like how it's bad for Nokia to rely on WP only.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 10:43 PM 0
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I know tizen is open. I was just pointing out that there is no guarantee that it will be successful. When I said end up like bada. I meant that there's a possibility that it won't be that successful/widespread. Like bada was.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 11:00 PM 0
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Smart stay and smart rotation are just gimmics. Multiwindow is a good feature, not an "innovation". Samsung is not innovative by any stretch of imagination. In fact, no one in android camp seems to be innovating. HTC made a fine effort but that's yet to pay off. I'll agree, however, that samsung provides the best android products just because they have the ability to find the right balance between hw and sw. Most of their success has to be because of marketing, just like Apple.
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 11:02 PM 1
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smart stay and smart rotation certainly are a gimmics :P the non-geeky audience fancy such things
posted on Mar 03, 2013, 11:16 PM 0
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Smart stay and rotation are not gimmick. I have the custom rom running on my s3 in 4.2.1 v. They work like a charm and even the s-voice have improved. I still got a few more new features like the daydream mode, multi notification bar, magnification gesture. Even the ui is more fluidic now.
posted on Mar 04, 2013, 12:48 AM 2
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"Samsung is not innovative by any stretch of imagination." Wow. I suggest you really research their smartphones, tablets, the features, their mobile device screens. While you're at it.....research their HDTV's, their appliances, their dvd, blu ray players, their monitors, their hard drives, their ram....did I miss anything? Oh I did miss something....there is a reason Apple partnered with Samsung for the chips inside iDevices.... Samsung is one of the few companies that can make their own SoC. Ever heard of the Hummingbird and the Exynos? "In fact, no one in android camp seems to be innovating." Where have you been the past 3 years? I will help you a lil bit: 3D phones, dual screen phones, Samsung and LG had tilt to scroll, zoom, pan in their UI's. How many other companies are doing that? Article today about the GS4 might have scrolling based on eye movement. Yes....thats the same Samsung you claimed...isnt innovative by any stretch of the imagination.... lol.
posted on Mar 04, 2013, 5:50 PM 1
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