Samsung CEO issues a battle cry on employees, big software push to follow
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 05, 2012, 5:22 AM
The handset division accounted for the lion's share of Samsung $7 billion plus profit last quarter, but the company makes many more other things, which could be a factor for growth as well.
A big part of this push towards innovation is to be in software, said Kwon Oh-hyun: “Samsung wants to become a market creator in a real sense not just as a fast follower. There are two key pre-conditions; building up distinctive software platforms and eco-system.” If we read this right, we can expect a big effort to go towards Samsung's Nature UX Android interface, among other things, and the company's media Hub apps that allow access to movies, music and books on its mobile devices.
He tried to make things abundantly clear for the troops going forward with a bit of corporate pep talk:
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hopefully samsung will continue to produce great devices next year. looking forward to it
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 5:36 AM 34
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Galaxy S IV
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 5:46 AM 27
I think beside great job with hardware SS should concentrate in what they are good at and avoid repeating what Google has done or will do. S-Voice should go and instead SS should use Google's voice recognition API to create more features like launching videos or songs with voice.. And S-pen should be improved too. Next year looks like a even better year for Sammy.
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posted on Nov 05, 2012, 1:36 PM 4
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hopefully samsung will continue to produce great ANDROID! devices and wont switch to their own system
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 5:44 AM 20
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My first phone was a Samsung in 2001. It was a flip phone and had no antenna, which was pretty cool back then. :DD
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 5:45 AM 13
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Plus if I read this right, it means they will use android to build their own OS for the Galaxy series. I still think forking is not what they will take because of the android apps, but we could basically see something like "android x" that relies on Samsung 's own updates instead of Google's.
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 6:02 AM 1
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So, everyone is just going to ignore the fact that he called his own company a follower aka a copycat? And touchwiz is still awful, a name change to Nature UX doesn't fix anything. And what's with the home button? trying to copy Apple still? I prefer the touch nav buttons on my GNex.
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 7:48 AM 1
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Follower means doing what everyone else is doing just like how apple followed others to make a smaller tablet...when he means innovating he means something what others are not doing like the note series... its not the most innovating but its something different...
posted on Nov 05, 2012, 8:07 AM 5
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