1. DPanacci's Avatar
    The below article is about Samsung and how the future of smartphones will be based in software and not hardware specs, something that Samsung has never been good at. They go into saying that the future of smartphones is with a number of companies and BlackBerry is one of them. It's nice to see positive articles on blackberry again and people are finally seeing they are back and a definite threat.

    http://www.thegadgetmasters.com/2013...good-software/

    Here is the article

    For the past year Samsung has made lots of profits selling their Galaxy line of Android smartphones. Following this success, some believe that Samsung should be given the same respect as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but they clearly do not belong on this list due to one glaring issue. Simply put, Samsung has never made any decent software.

    In the tech world software has become increasingly important, which leaves little future for hardware only companies such as Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony-Ericsson. Currently Samsung is depending on Google?s Android to fulfill their software needs, but this is no indication of prolonged success. The early days of Android were dominated by the (now unprofitable) HTC, who was then surpassed by the the (now unprofitable) Motorola. A year from now Samsung may very well be passed by itself, by a company like Huawei, Pantech, or even a resurgent HTC. However the real threat to Samsung comes from those manufactures who have a solid history of creating good software. Amazon could easy enter (and be successful in) the Android phone market. Google is eventually going to make use of their acquisition of Motorola, and has increasingly been interested in hardware.

    Historically the advantage that Samsung has held against such attacks has been their ability to leverage their manufacturing scale, and to be the first to push higher end hardware. However, as the spec wars take a back seat to software in smartphone sales, this advantage is greatly diminished. The importance of a phone?s RAM, and chip speed are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Worse yet is that the areas of hardware consumers care about most these days (battery life & camera quality), are areas where Samsung lags behind Apple, BlackBerry, and Nokia.

    For now Samsung is very profitable, but it is hard to see that continuing in a world that is increasingly being controlled by software. The future instead belongs to companies like Apple, BlackBerry, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft that have a solid understanding of creating quality software.

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    03-18-13 06:36 PM
  2. silversmith75's Avatar
    good read..they do have apoint.. what happens to Samsung when Google decides it will only use android on Motorola devices...if they decide to lock it down to only use it themselves Samsung is toast..
    03-18-13 06:42 PM
  3. darkehawke's Avatar
    Well neither did apple before they got Linux. IOS was born from Linux as was os10. Os9 was pure apple and was terrible.
    But as long as android is around Samsung don't need to know how to make good software. It's being done for them

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    03-18-13 06:42 PM
  4. web99's Avatar
    Nice read. Thanks for posting it!
    03-18-13 06:43 PM
  5. darkehawke's Avatar
    good read..they do have apoint.. what happens to Samsung when Google decides it will only use android on Motorola devices...if they decide to lock it down to only use it themselves Samsung is toast..
    They can't make that decision without a lot of hassle.
    It would actually be easier for Google to make a brand new Os from scratch

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    03-18-13 06:44 PM
  6. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    Well neither did apple before they got Linux. IOS was born from Linux as was os10. Os9 was pure apple and was terrible.
    But as long as android is around Samsung don't need to know how to make good software. It's being done for them

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    iOS was not born from Linux! Linux isn't even an OS - it's a kernel!
    iOS is derived from OS X, with which it shares the Darwin foundation - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS#section_11

    Gnu/Linux - http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html

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    03-18-13 06:53 PM
  7. darkehawke's Avatar
    iOS was not born from Linux! Linux isn't even an OS - it's a kernel!
    iOS is derived from OS X, with which it shares the Darwin foundation - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS#section_11

    Gnu/Linux - http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html

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    I didn't mean Linux
    Ahh what a fool I am. I need to find what I meant. I will be back




    Posted via CB10
    03-18-13 06:55 PM
  8. darkehawke's Avatar
    I didn't mean Linux
    Ahh what a fool I am. I need to find what I meant. I will be back




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    I meant to say Unix instead lol


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    03-18-13 06:56 PM
  9. hannibalmoot's Avatar
    It will be interesting to see how Samsung does probably later this year when they try out releasing a handest or two with their own Tizen OS. It seems they may be starting to convince themselves they could go without Android but unless they have some plan for an app store to replace Google Play, they are going to get a reality check.
    03-18-13 07:10 PM
  10. DPanacci's Avatar
    Maybe they will license BB10

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    03-18-13 07:12 PM
  11. PH_BB's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing that. Made my day.
    03-18-13 07:13 PM
  12. southlander's Avatar
    I meant to say Unix instead lol


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    BSD. +10
    03-18-13 07:19 PM
  13. w0lfgang's Avatar
    Get this....I read an article on Yahoo Finance earlier today (can't remember which one now) and it said, "current media darling BlackBerry"
    Seriously....that is a verbatim quote
    03-18-13 08:05 PM
  14. 00stryder's Avatar
    It will be interesting to see how Samsung does probably later this year when they try out releasing a handest or two with their own Tizen OS. It seems they may be starting to convince themselves they could go without Android but unless they have some plan for an app store to replace Google Play, they are going to get a reality check.
    I thought I read somewhere that Tizen would be able to run Android apps? I may be making this up though but I thought Samsung was intending to pull a BlackBerry and support the Android runtime.

    Get this....I read an article on Yahoo Finance earlier today (can't remember which one now) and it said, "current media darling BlackBerry"
    Seriously....that is a verbatim quote
    Either sarcasm, or a certain CEO doesn't necessarily speak for all of her employees/reporters.
    03-18-13 08:37 PM

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