Microsoft and Google pay visits to Samsung

Microsoft and Google pay visits to Samsung
Samsung has quickly risen to the top of both feature and smartphone sales, and while it is getting ready to launch its own Tizen based smartphones this year, it has started receiving high-positioned guests from the Silicon Valley. Microsoft former head Bill Gates has visited Samsung at its headquarters and Google’s Larry Page is also expected to pay a visit to Korea this week.

This courtship by the big software makers clearly has a lot to do with what Samsung decides to push in its products and so far the company’s focus has been on Android for smartphones. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates met yesterday with Samsung vice chairman Lee Jay-yong and Samsung mobile head JK Shin. “We discuss cooperation opportunities with Windows 8 and other IT devices with Samsung,” said Bill Gates.

It is not yet clear what will be the exact topic of the upcoming Larry Page visit, but chances are Motorola, Android, and Samsung’s Tizen will all be the main topics. Page has scheduled a visit with Samsung on Friday, April 26th.

source: bada Indonesia via SamMobile

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32 Comments

1. osmaankhaan unregistered

Welcome to the world best consumer electronics company...

8. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

everyone is threatened by samsung trying to make its entire phone itself. i dont like that idea either. just use the current OS in market. whats the point of recreating the wheel? Windows 8 and Android are very great os. i dont understand the point of making tizen. Its same linux based os as android with alot less features.

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"what is the point of recreating the wheel?" It moves revenues and profits that would go to non-Sammy companies to Sammy. Sammy is in business to make profits, afterall.

22. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Cant disagree. Companies tried to make more and more profit. It wont really work in customers benefit if samsung starts putting some high end hardware exclusively for its tizen phones.

25. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Samsung's Tizen would have to out class Google's Android, but to start eating away at Android in lieu of their own OS would cause me to pull the reigns in on them If I were Google! Ms is aware of this and that is why they didn't get an invite fore the Windows blue integration testing!

32. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

true, but u shud also consider the fact that, if customers dont like the new OS then Samsung will have to revert back to Android to gain back profits. I say, bring out Tizen, let there be more competition and options for the customers.

19. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

@@@@ Why would you say such a false statement? Samsung is not bad. but never near the best. Wake the f up from brain washed..!!

2. FlushGordon unregistered

Bill should've worn a Korean attire plus a deep black eyeliner...to show his affectionate support

13. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

You know Even though i do not accept with MS methods sometimes and especially with the scroogled thing, but i respect the man, he built the company from the ground up with his own intellect, not by advertising and using some other guy's brain, he was the main programmer behind the first Microsoft OS. He led a hand to Apple and pulled them from bankruptcy. The apple you know today is because of Bill Gates, wether he did it for the money or not, he did it and pulled Apple from certain death, so give the man some respect since he is also trying to make MS mobility mainstream

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Welcome to the world most popular, smart and best consumer electronics company! Greetings from Samsung and CEO of Samsung, J.K Shin. :)

14. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I wonder why so much down votes..hmm

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Because they disagree what I said "the world most popular, smart and popular best consumer electronics company" They hate Samsung. :) Just ignore them!

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

he's only a teen and don't know anything ITEngineer

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Maybe Bill Gates needs to visit Microsoft headquarters first to sort out the mess/confusion thats been going on of late. Who would make a product and ask another company to make a similar product, so that they can compete against each other?? I'm talking about the Surface debacle. They need to make up their mind, either make it open platform like Android or make it exclusive like iOS.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

TROLLS GONNA DIE..! SAMSUNG GONNA WIN EVERY YEAR!!!

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Microsoft and Apple TROLLS™

11. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

few years yes sure but no one lives forever maybe next chinese ZTe gets to be top OEM who knows

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree what you said "TROLLS GONNA DIE" but I disagree "SAMSUNG GONNA WIN EVERY YEAR". (But thumbs up for you) Samsung is not gonna win forever, you know? In someday, other manufacturers will take over Samsung's first place. It could be Nokia, or Sony, or HTC, or LG, or Huawei etc. Who knows?

6. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Samsung is using it's popularity on the backs of other OS devices to launch its own OS on it's devices, and shaft the alliances that got it to the top. It will fail and they will be crushed if they go this route. Google as Motorola to answer this threat and never should have held back from making it thrive. Nokia is working with MS making Windows phones, but remember Jolla is funded by them so MS should also be careful.lol

12. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol everyone have 2 sides pockets

15. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Where's the problem with that?? I have been an android user since day one, owned HTC MAGIC, HTC LEGEND, SGS2, now preordered SGS4.. And let me tell you something, if samsung chooses to make an OS of their own which i VERY MUCH DOUBT, it's better for us Consumersss, i welcome any new OS better than Android. But let me tell you why i doubt it, For Sammy, Android means Money, why would you pay Millions$$ on Software R&D when you have google doing so for free? Is it because they need to say the 20 or 40 $ they pay google for the right to use Google Apps? heck they are making so much money that makes it for them for each 1 cent they pay they get a dollar back. So why would they spend so much money on R&D and Software Development and upgrades and go to war with google, when they are already making Billions?

18. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Advertisements. Google make their money through advertisements. If Samsung create Tizen to target the that market, they'll be making even more money even tho the apps are Android apps.

21. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Don't sh@t where you eat, that is all!

28. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Agreed, but think about all the things that Samsung's done these years. Pretty ruthless if you ask me.

24. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Never said it was a problem, but back stabbing never pays off in the end. You must be unaware of Samsung and Tizen. Where have you been hiding...under a rock lol It will take a lot to unseat me and Adnroid at this point.....Google 1st gave us free turn by turn navigation integrated with pictures of where you are going once you get there. They integrated restaurant locations places to hang out, main events, product location, prodcut payment, product tracking, friend tracking, google voice integratopn, and Google now which is becoming more and more useful. You can make reservations check in and out and track this with Google Now. I called Australia with Google voice for .02 a minute, and called a cell phone there for .12 cents a minute. I tlaked on the phone for 20 minutes and paid a whopping .40 cents. Ten minutes on the cell to cell coast me $1.20.Whoa......you're ki9lling me Google. Unitl some one does it better for me it's who cares. Microsoft has desktop integration and it's true os could be a big threat but for the fact that I can change what I want when I want to Android has my attention thus far hands down!

26. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Competition among manufacturers and/or carriers is good for us consumers.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung has the means to be the second apple full vertical and horizontal integration. If fact their manufacturing is stronger than apple, their software is their weakest link. Understand their fear.

20. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

@joey_sfb You made a good very point. you spoke the truth! indeed samsung is really weak on software.

23. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I am gonna throw this question here... just because this article is related to several manufacturers... even the ones that aren't mentioned... Think this carefully... Which Brand would you choose to buy every electronic device you want to have at home? IF you can only buy everything from that same brand? I.E. I have had Motorola, Samsung and now a Sony Android Smartphone, I have LG and Sony HDTV, I had a Toshiba Laptop, now it is an ASUS Laptop, I had a Sony Digital Camera, I have an Apple Express Port..... BUT IF I HAD to choose just 1 Brand for all my electronics today, I think I would go with Sony. How about you? (Think about qualities and value of each item separately and if the company provides a good balance between their departments)

27. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Good for you

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