Samsung had a brand recognition? I really doubt it (as a brand).... it stands for products and stuff but there's zero aspiration to that logo
anyway, glad to see they are hitting the wall soon, looking forward to the endless innovation stream from that wrecked Android train
formosa wrote: »
When the AppleWatch ships, the gulf in quality between it and the (projected 10+) Samsung offerings will grow even more apparent. I'm curious what Samsung's next wearable will look like?
slurpy wrote: »
Who the **** couldn't see this coming? It was only a matter of time. Samsung's strategy of saturating advertising, and their primary hook of larger screen size was never sustainable. This is only the beginning of the decline, they will never be able to recover. They're falling further behind in software, services, hardware, and design. I look forward to their implosion in the mobile space, and their increasingly desperate and empty marketing strategies.
Well it is not strange, I bought last year a Samsung Phone galaxy III, the only thing is noticeable is the screen for the rest it's a big delusion it's battery lasted just less than one year before burning and leaving me in the shit for one day and to buy another one I had to go to the assistance and pay an extra of 25 euros and also they told the warranty for the battery last only 6 months. I was furios. It is the lack of quality of samsung that is driving it's custumares away they think they are smart propping many models and super processor and spechs but in real in the end after a while you start to feel delusion. I feel trapped with my phone it's so terribly slow as the memory is filled and the battery the new one after only three months is starting giving me troubles. I will never buy a Samsung ever in may life again, maybe a screen the only thing they are really good at. Samsung you are fool you could have done things with real quality you have the power to do so. And instead you cheat on your clients!!!
Fellow members of AI…..our collective Samsung boycott is working.
Yeah, no way I buy products from this scum. Shopped for 70-80" HDTV and settled for Sharp Aquos which is really nice.
In a perverse way perhaps Samsung is helping Apple, all the people who bought the Galaxy were thinking because of Samsung's advertising they were getting a superior phone to the iPhone. But they were actually getting an inferior product. What Samsung has done is cripple HTC and Motorola over the last 2 years, perhaps now the HTC and MOTO will stage a come back? The question now will be will the other high end phones take up the slack or will the iPhone take market share from Android. I'm assuming a bit of both is actually happening
You are correct that HTC, Motorola, and I'd add Sony and LG, will benefit from a decreasing Samsung sales and advertising budget, but each has the same problem that Samsung had; they don't control the OS, each is somewhat at the mercy of carriers, and none can compete with Apple for ecosystem or mindshare. They are just as likely to suffer margin compression as Samsung, albeit they get some breathing room and maybe some real profits.
Forgotten amongst this is Windows Phone, which might see some relief just from Samsung's carrier dominance, but otherwise, MS needs a home run with Windows 10 and future surface models to gain some mindshare and halo sales, something that Xbox hasn't been a strong driver of.
A successful Apple Watch launch and some new category next year would really solidify Apple's ecosystem advantages.
There was an interesting story WRT those larger TV models. It seems that buyers given the choice of 60 inch, 70 inch, and 80 inch would preferentially go for the 70 inch as the 80 inch was seen as "too big". Sharp then creates a 90 inch, and all of the sudden, the 80 inch seems just right and the 90 inch was "too big". Savvy marketing.
I've been buying LG products for awhile, and no problems, but I'd love to have one of the Sharp Quattron models.
abazigal wrote: »
What I am interested in knowing more about is whether this phenomenon is confined solely to Samsung, or if it is simply the harbinger of worse things to come for the rest of the Android OEM market. Where will that leave struggling companies like HTC, who are barely turning a profit these days?
where are all the usual android and samscum apologist?
they are trying to find a good spin to put on this...
try as they may, they are all losers
If it wasn't Samsung, it would be some other large company competing with Apple; it might even have been Google at some point. I"m not sure some of what you attribute to competition with Samsung was actually competition or just good business practices of Apple, because last I heard from the competition, Apple was building a "2012" device.
ifimple wrote: »
"If I was loyal to Android, I would think it for the best if Samsung stopped making phones. Then people can see that the better Android phones are made by LG, HTC, Motorola, etc. Until than I guess I will remain loyal to Apple.
Samsung just hasn't been the same company since Steve Jobs died.
cfugle wrote: »
Unless another big Asian company appears out of nowhere, a large loss in competition is a bad thing for consumers. I am an Apple fan through and through but even Apple can get lazy without a desire to improve due to market forces. The small amount of changes Samsung did to alter the smartphone market did have an effect on Apple.... It forced then to maintain lower end devices longer for different zones to be relevant in India and newer markets, it pushed them to make sharper, brighter and better displays to compete.As we now see, phablet-sized devices that we have to give Samsung the credit for, are now back ordered up the 'ging-gong' everywhere it has launched with next-launch countries taking on massive pre-orders for these newer larger iPhones...
Samsung sold enough product around the world to make a difference to Apple. That's what matters here. Imagine if you will a Samsung free world where iPhones are only launched every 3-4 years and IOS match the rollout speed. Which other manufacturer today can keep up with Apple worldwide...none.