Samsung CTO responsible for Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab series quits

Samsung CTO responsible for Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab series quits
Shocking news today from Samsung as chief technology officer Omar Khan, the main person behind the ultra-slim Samsung Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab series, announced his decision to step down from the company. Khan shared in an email to tech blog The Droid Guy that he'll join Citigroup to lead their mobile solutions division on a global basis.

Khan is stepping down after nearly a year and a half of leading the company's mobile efforts. His track-record includes the Galaxy S series, but he's also been a big part of Samsung's Android efforts. Recently, though, the Korean company has seen more competition and talks for the launch of a subsidized carrier version of the Samsung Galaxy S II have dragged. A massive lawsuit was also filed by Apple accusing the Korean company of “slavishly copying” Cupertino's products. 

It remains a mystery whether some of those events affected Khan's decision. Nick Dicarlo and Gavin Kim from the Samsung Mobile team will replace the CTO in most tasks including product and spokesperson responsibilities, and a replacement chief technology officer is yet to be announced. The company seems to be on the right track with the Galaxy S II, but could this disrupt its trajectory? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below.


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