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And just what is a "Samsung experience" supposed to be?

It is Magical.
post #42 of 45
I see Samsung had accelerated the already furious pace at which they're digging their own hole ...

"WE DON'T COPY ANYONE!!! Now how many more ideas can we 'borrow' from competing successful companies?"
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And just what is a "Samsung experience" supposed to be?

Beige mediocrity, with a hint of pickled cabbage.
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You would have to ban all apple hardware. Apple can not produce anything high quality without samsung.

Not so. The A5 was designed by apple based off of an arm core owned by arm and oem manufactured by samsung, the only parts in the iphone and the ipad that are samsungs designs are nand flash memory and that can be bought from micron, intel, sony, hitatchi and just about a dozen other companies. The retina display is now made by lg sharp and samsung. Samsung did not design anything in the iphone or ipad. They just have some of the fascilities to manufacture the parts to apples designs. They do not own the designs at all.
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It may help to provide content directly to customers, but what would make more loyal customers would be seeing Samsung's commitment to updating their software to newer OS's and allowing "Web Browsing" on their Smart TV's as they advertised.

Most Samsung phone owners I know, myself included, are so frustrated at Samsung's lack of commitment to updating software, and providing software functionality, that they vow to not buy any more Samsung devices.

Our Smart TV claimed to allow Web Browsing, but when we went to try, there was no web browsing app, and no way to download one to provide that functionality.

Anyone up for a class action lawsuit regarding false advertising???

They have neat devices, but the lack of commitment to software makes them almost not worth it.

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Samsung plans to step up its competition with Apple's iTunes by providing content directly to customers who buy its TVs, smartphones and tablets.

Samsung revealed its intentions in a press release issued on Wednesday announcing that the company has hired Devid Eun, who was previously president of AOL Media and Studios, as an executive vice president. At AOL, Eun oversaw the company's efforts to provide more premium content.

Previously, Eun worked at Google where he was involved with projects such as Google Books, YouTube, and Google Maps. He also worked at traditional media companies NBC and Time Warner.

Samsung said that Eun "will play a key role in developing a global media strategy and driving new business opportunities to take advantage of Samsung's growing number of digital televisions and displays, mobile phones, tablets and other connected devices."

"Samsung Electronics has an unparalleled footprint across multiple devices and platforms that provides a unique experience to consumers around the world," Eun said. "The competition for prominence in the living room has already begun, and Samsung Electronics is ideally situated to extend beyond that to connect the entire home and the lives of consumers. Im looking forward to joining the impressive leadership already in place and to building a new presence in media for Samsung Electronics."

As noted by Kara Swisher of All Things D, Samsung had previously launched smaller content efforts, but the hiring of Eun is an indication that the company plans to broaden its offerings. That move will ramp up competition with Apple, which has been dominant in the online content business, and Google, which is a newer entrant into the market.

Samsung's interest in expanding content availability also comes as Amazon, which has traditionally been a content provider, is competing in the hardware market with its new color touchscreen tablet, the Kindle Fire. And Sony, a manufacturer of smartphone, portable media players and game consoles, also has its own media offerings under the Qriocity brand.



The hiring of Eun also comes as an intense rivalry between Samsung and Apple has prompted Apple to seek other suppliers for components for its electronics. Previously, Apple was said to be the largest customer of Samsung, and was projected to buy $7.8 billion in parts from the company this year alone.

But Apple has accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of Apple's iPhone and iPad with its own smartphone and tablet devices. Samsung has fired back with its own patent infringement lawsuits against Apple, and the two companies are engaged in numerous legal battles around the world.

The rivalry between Samsung and Apple could grow even greater in the future, as Apple is rumored to be working on a full-fledged television to launch in the next year, while Samsung is a major competitor in the HDTV market. In addition, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said last week that he expects his company's Google TV software to be on a "majority" of TVs sold in 2012.
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