Samsung CEO issues a battle cry on employees, big software push to follow

Samsung CEO issues a battle cry on employees, big software push to follow
Hot on the heels of 30 million Galaxy S III handsets sold, and 3 million Note IIs, Samsung Electronics' CEO is issuing a battle cry to the troops that 2013 is expected to be very sluggish for the world's economy, so they must come up with something really innovative to keep the company's momentum going.

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:



source: KT

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32 Comments

1. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

hopefully samsung will continue to produce great devices next year. looking forward to it

5. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Galaxy S IV

7. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

lets hope it puts my gs3 to shame >_< better come with android 4.2 out of the box too~

11. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

it will definitely come up with the latest android version...

17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah S IV. Google + Sammy = Unstoppable

12. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

note 3

16. MeoCao unregistered

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.

27. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Great words...!!

31. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

His ending sounds so cool. 'I will lead the way.' Try it in a Darth Vader voice.

32. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Yup true

2. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

hopefully samsung will continue to produce great ANDROID! devices and wont switch to their own system

13. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Unleash the Kraken ( GS IV ) !!!

3. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

My first phone was a Samsung in 2001. It was a flip phone and had no antenna, which was pretty cool back then. :DD

28. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Same here mate :)

4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

I hope they will take a chunk out of apple's market share. Bring out the galaxy s4!

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wow. This guy is so spot on. Inspiring words coming from a CEO of the largest business corporation, how about that. Maybe there is hope for this civilization after all

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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.

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

If only HTC's CEO would think like him. HTC just doesn't have anything new to the Android table. They just keep recycling their products.

10. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

That's a darned good speech. I feel like working for Samsung because of that speech RELEASE the Galaxy S4!!!

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

uuummm...tizen?

15. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Tim Cooks speech. If we don't talk anymore, your fired

18. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

He should first focus on keeping current consumers happy and getting these software updates out in a timely fashion.

19. ithinkimjoe

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

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.

21. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

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...

24. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

think different.... wait, what?

25. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

To remain successful you can't keep doing the same things over and over again...eventually people will stop buying

26. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

... wasn't IOS 5 nicknamed Gingerbread?

20. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

when the unstoppable comes with the unbeatable = samsung galaxy s4

22. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

My contract is up in May. I hope the Galaxy SIV comes out in June!!!

23. muck1

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

they need to do a better job at updated they android OS much faster ! if XDA can do it with in 2 weeks BIG Samsung could be able to do it with in a month and OTA by the next month

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