Microsoft and Google visit Samsung Electronics
High visitors for Samsung Electronics. Microsoft was at Samsung Electronics and Google will follow up this week.
Samsung is currently busy building their own eco-system. Samsung tried this before with their bada operating system but sadly they failed. Samsung’s upcoming operating system TIZEN is expected by the end of this year. This new open source system must be the new big thing for Samsung.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 in March and at the launch event there wasn’t any word of Google or Android. Samsung isn’t busy to hype Android. Samsung is busy to introduce their own name / platform using another platform at first place to replace this platform after TIZEN is a big success. This is something which isn’t great news for Samsung’s partners, like Microsoft and Google.
Bill Gates, chairman and founder of Microsoft, yesterday met with the Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics Jay Lee (Lee Jay-yong), head of strategy for the future of Samsung Group Choi Gee-sung and President of Samsung Electronics for IT & Mobile Division (IM) JK Shin (Shin Jong-kyun). This meeting was intended to promote products from Samsung with Windows 8. “We discuss cooperation opportunities with Windows 8 and other IT devices with Samsung,” said Bill Gates.
Samsung currently has one Windows 8 device, the ATIV S. According to Samsung, Windows 8 doesn’t sell quite much. Samsung even dropped their ATIV Tab in separate of countries because of the same problem. We must say there isn’t any hint about upcoming ATIV devices by Samsung too.
Larry Page CEO of Google will meet JK Shin later. Since Samsung is Google’s biggest partner using the Android operating system. Could Google be afraid of Samsung’s power of the Galaxy line if Samsung decides to switch from Android. Last year, Motorola was bought by Google, so Motorola must help Google to build their own Google / NEXUS devices. Google’s partners might think they aren’t important anymore, which could be the reason for Samsung to switch operating system. But for now we think Samsung will not leave Google. Samsung needs Google as much as Google needs Samsung. Larry page’s visit to Samsung Electronics is planned on April 26.