Samsung JK Shin: we’re not happy with US market share, we like Android, but Windows Phone isn’t selling very well

Samsung JK Shin: we’re not happy with US market share, we like Android, but Windows Phone isn’t selling very well
Just after unveiling the Galaxy S 4, Samsung’s mobile chief JK Shin shared a few thoughts about the company’s position in the United States. A market dominated by the iPhone, the US is different than most of the world where Android is leading the way, and Samsung is not happy.

And that seems to be part of the reason why this S 4 unveiling was held in no other place than New York. There is a lot more than Samsung’s U.S. market share that Shin speaks on, though. Starting from current day affairs like Samsung’s relationship with Google and Microsoft and ending with flexible displays, take a look at some of the answer Shin gave below, and for the full interview go right at the source below.

On U.S. market share:


High-end Galaxy will be the focus for the U.S.:


On Android and Google:



On Microsoft and Windows:



On Bada and Tizen:


On expectations for the year:



On the future and flexible displays:



source: Wall Street Journal

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48 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Does this means that Samsung will not release any Windows Phone 9 devices?

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yep......samsung you guys have to do hard work with new windows phone os....Specially nokia doing their job......!!! and windows phone sell well not like android phone but good for nokia and windows phone....!!!

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, only Nokia can make a true Windows Phone.

26. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

samsung can make this platform succeed if they want, but tizen is in the back of their mind.

28. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

No they couldn't, Samsung like to have everything done for them, then they jump on board.

41. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Galaxy-Storm...why don't you go home do some research? Don't just follow Samsung blindly...you realise what S4 did to most of you? Like i told you...most of you are disappointed. Now please don't cry and change the subject.

2. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Good toughts from the boss. I'd rather keep loyal to sammy

30. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I am American and I tend to want American companies to better than foreign ones.

45. chadrick0814 unregistered

Even if that american phone is made in China with parts supplied by the foreign company mentioned above?

54. Rydsmith unregistered

Then we need more Americans with higher education degrees and training which we are rather far from.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Windows devices aren't selling well just yet as android but I'm sure it will in the future. Just leave the windows devices to nokia and htc, ativ line-up isn't really successful at the moment.

10. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

The Ativ lineup in terms of hardware isn't competitive against the Lumia models at the moment. It reminds me of Samsungs early Android lineup that wasn't competitive to what HTC or Motorola had.

42. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i BET if wp takes off high in future Samsung will start copying Nokia on every part till they steal all their tech and ideas and name it their own. that is buissness model of Samsung

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Windows not selling well ... good :)

5. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Actually many Windows based products are selling well like the Lumia's, PC's and the Surface tablet. SAMSUNGS'S Windows products aren't selling well. Poor advertisement on Samsung behalf and really lack of good hardware to go with it. Nokia is doing quite well.

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Selling well and still 3% share? PC's are excluded i think He meant handheld devices i guess.

43. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

3% was wp7 in 2011 share noob wp8 gained to 6% in 3 months

49. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Source pl?

55. Rydsmith unregistered

No....no it didn't. Latest NPD numbers have WP at 2.5%.

16. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

THANK-YOU!! There is a ton of truth to the fact that Sammy doesn't need WP. But to look at the non-support and non-promotion of their line ups since the Mango release, and it is pretty much a non-issue that Samsung is all in on Android (duh) and excited for their next project in Tizen. I understand it, and think it is a good stragety for them, but do not lump all WP into that group.

6. THE-ONE

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Wp is not selling well? Cause it has no apps and games. This is good news.

11. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Lack of games and apps? Does everyone prefer quantity over quality?? Sure Android has "more apps" but the apps Windows Phone has seem far superior.

13. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

"the apps windows phone has seem far superior" Can you give me an example of superior wp apps ? :)

27. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

@faisolbauuz sure for one my wifes WP8 has a ringtone app that smothers Zedge (Androids best ringtone app). Oh yeah no ads either!!! As for games how about the Xbox live marketplace. The Google Play store is flooded with Apps that have viruses/spyware and not to mention those DAMN annoying ads!! I updated GTunes on my Photon and now everytime I go to play a song I have to watch a 30 second ad.. Yay!!! (Sarcasm)

17. THE-ONE

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

You mean far to expensive than AppStore and playstore, rip off.

29. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Lumias are doing just fine with WP8, and it's Samsung that isn't selling well. That's cause their smartphones are crap, compared to what Nokia can offer ;o)

31. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Listen I think in the interest of both sides, Samsung doesn't need Windows Phone and Windows Phone doesn't need Samsung. Windows Phone does very well with Nokia. Meanwhile Samsung does very well with Android. I don't think Microsoft is sweating over Samsungs comments. Especially when the only Samsung WP8 device launched thus far in the U.S. isn't even comparable to the next model in terms of specs or raw power. Pathetic try on Samsungs behalf. They obviously mustn't be trying too hard.

34. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

@THE-ONE I take it you haven't heard of "Blue Stacks"?? Otherwise you wouldn't day that ;)

52. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

And the "superiority" is not translated to sales? Great post. I wish the CEO of Nokia will take that "superiority" to the shareholders.

44. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yes i heard of mejestic Apps on android some like Android-RAT (malware) takes ur contacts emails and many personal stuff and uploads to unknown server and bravo Google play store has removed all ad blocker apps now which means mistakenly taping those ads can lead u anywhere isnt that Closed minded move not letting ad blockers stay in store well i guess it is now -100k apps for u now

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