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Samsung vs. Google: Link not found??? N/T
Authored by: Winter on Thursday, March 21 2013 @ 08:29 AM EDT
Samsung vs. Google: Link not found??? N/T

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Some say the sun rises in the east, some say it rises in the west; the truth
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Samsung vs. Google: an Interview with Rafael Barbosa Barifouse of Redacao Epoca
Authored by: Winter on Thursday, March 21 2013 @ 08:42 AM EDT

From the link:

You can also think of it this way: If they “divorced” there would be minimal to no impact to their fortunes in the foreseeable future. Buyers of Samsung phones will still buy Samsung phones because they will look and feel very similar and Google services will still be available through browsers or apps (e.g. Google maps on iOS). Conversely, users of Google services will continue to use them because they will be available on Samsung devices, no matter what OS is running. The services Google offers are independent of Android and are cross-platform. They will make sure they are available on all major platforms (as they were before and during Android). Google is far more loyal to Search and Maps and Gmail and YouTube than they are to Android.
I think he is "wrong". The OS and the Device are not independent. You can see this when you compare Android to Blackberry and Windows Phone.
  • Android is a good, or good enough, OS to compete with iOS. WP and BB struggle
  • Android runs on the cheapest and the best hardware and screen resolutions. WP and BB only run on mid-class HW
  • Samsung has complete freedom to customize Android, even fork it if they want. With WP, they have to take what MS offers. BB is not even an option as it is not for license.
  • The cost of Android development is shared with partners (FLOSS), or even shouldered completely by Google. WP and BB are licensed for profit. Samsung would have to shell out the costs plus a handsome profit margin to MS or BB. In the end, the owner of the OS can cream off all profit.

So, I think that Samsung might want to take control over the OS with Tizen. But it is questionable whether they could deliver in the end. The costs would be very high.

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Samsung vs. Google: an Interview with Rafael Barbosa Barifouse of Redacao Epoca
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 21 2013 @ 08:54 AM EDT
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epoca/+samsung-vs-google-an-interview-with-rafael-barbosa-
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Samsung vs. Google: an Interview with Rafael Barbosa Barifouse of Redacao Epoca
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 22 2013 @ 01:09 PM EDT
Ok, I can't read the text.

All those facts at the quotation are correct. Google does not need Android, they
need a free OS that won't threaten them. Samsung does not need Android, they
need a free OS that they can customize and not turn into a comodity seler.

So, they got toghether and created such an OS, and named it "Android".
Any free OS would do, so they don't depend on the current arrangment.

And yes, they can't win by just playing at defense. That's why Google is trying
to make the best search engine in the world, and Samsung to make the
(better|most cost effective|cheaper|whatever defines their other ninches) phones
on the world.

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