Posted by Harish J 5 months ago

Samsung aiming to become the largest tablet vendor by 2015


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Samsung is the largest handset manufacturer in the world, but it is behind Apple in the tablet segment. Apple controls over 30 percent of the market share, while Samsung accounts for just over 20 percent of the global tablet market share. JK Shin, co-CEO and head of Samsung’s mobile division, announced at a conference at the Mobile World Congress that the main focus for Samsung this year will be in the tablet segment. “We will grow much higher than the market expectations of 20 percent this year. Next year, we will become a leader in tablets.” Samsung’s shift of focus from handsets to tablets is a logical move, considering the fact that smartphone growth is continuing to wane globally.

Shin said, “Every year was difficult (in the mobile market) but this year, the market’s growth itself is expected to slowdown. But we will still fair better in the first quarter compared to the second half of last year.” While the Galaxy S4 outsold every other device last year, sales numbers weren’t quite what Samsung had predicted. With dwindling growth in this segment, Samsung is eyeing the tablet market for most of its revenues this year. The South Korean manufacturer has gotten off to great start in the segment by launching devices like the Galaxy Tab Pro series in addition to the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro. Samsung is set to officially unveil the Galaxy Tab 4 series along with an affordable Tab 3 Lite at the Mobile World Congress later today.

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5 comments on “Samsung aiming to become the largest tablet vendor by 2015

  1. edan1979 5 months ago said:

    dont be until you give better support for your tablet… its sucks compare to phone support…

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  2. veeramanink 5 months ago said:

    People holding this Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE(GT-N8020) version more than year without having any Update?

    Isn’t Powerful enough to receive the latest version on it?

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  3. msb2013 5 months ago said:

    Focus on update nd support sami

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  4. jinsung 5 months ago said:

    “While the Galaxy S4 outsold every other device last year, …” hey, wishful thinking, little man! And, those new “Pro” tablets, priced even higher than an iPad, who’s expected to buy that? Stick on selling cheap crap, then you’ll become the “leader”!

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  5. sheepybach 5 months ago said:

    I agree forget trying to be world leader and stick to looking after those loyal customers who are still waiting for updates or even exact dates and devices when the updates are being pushed, 90% of your Tab customers are not tied into a contract so there is no 3rd party bloatware that needs testing.
    Your CEO and the rest last night kept on saying time and time again in your unpacked event at MWC we listen to our customers ha ha ha ha Sorry they don’t.

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