What Sundar Pichai (boss of Android) thinks of Samsung

In a interview with Sundar Pichai boss of Android Wired View asked what he thinks about Samsung. Read the questions by Wired View and answers by Sundar Pichai below,



Is it a problem for Google that Samsung is so dominant, and makes almost all the money on the platform?
I realize this gets played up in the press a lot. Samsung is a great partner to work with. We work with them on pretty much almost all our important products. Here’s my Samsung Galaxy S4. [Pichai holds up the phone.]

How’s that eye-tracking thing working out?
I actually never used it. Look, Samsung plays a critical role in helping Android be successful. To ship great experiences, you need hardware and software together. The relationship is very strong on a day-to-day basis and on a tactical basis. So I’m not that concerned. Historically the industry has had long stable structures. Look at Microsoft and Intel. They were very codependent on one another, but it served both of them well. When I look at where computing needs to go, we need innovation in displays, in batteries. Samsung is a world leader in those technologies.

One benefit of Samsung being so dominant is that you don’t hear much concern that Google might show favoritism to Motorola, which it now owns.
For the purposes of the Android ecosystem, Motorola is [just another] partner.


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3 years 11 months ago

Samsung is just a copy cat and totally dependent on Android. The day Google decides to part ways (privacy) with Samsung and other suppliers on Android, there will be no Samsung. Its the ultimate battle between Apple and Google. Samsung does not stand a chance in near future. Google is intentionally using Samsung to make their Android popular. As soon as they close the source to Android, Samsung will run on shit Windows Mobile OS.

3 years 11 months ago

Nop, you’re wrong. Google just releases the source code of the android OS. The rest is up to the device manufacturers. If there is no Android, Samsung will develop their own Os, better than Android. Because, all the software innovations are their own developers’. Try to understand the fact.

3 years 11 months ago

Google needs Samsung and Samsung needs Google..

3 years 11 months ago

Without Android there won’t be a Galaxy S smartphone. Without Galaxy S, Android won’t be at the position as it is today.

3 years 11 months ago

Without android NO DEVICE would exist. Let’s face reality my friend it’s SAMSUNG who brings new software solutions and new feature implementations to it’s customers yearly like clock work. I don’t see any other manufacturer following that lead for it’s customer base. Samsung sold over 213 million Galaxy S3′s and Galaxy Note 2 total in 2012 which totals 40% market share in 2012. The closest android competitor was Hauwei with 6% market share in 2012. Where is the market share for the remainder of the platform?? Where is Motorola, Htc, Sony, Lg, even Google’s Nexus line devices sell very poorly. BOTTOMLINE SAMSUNG IS ANDROID PLAIN AND SIMPLE….

3 years 11 months ago

I have to say that it was the App market and Samsung that made Android what it is today.

Let’s be real, Android was pure shit before Jelly Bean. I mean, ICS and Gingerbread was a complete joke. It was pure crap. The only reason why people held onto it was because of the availability of aps.

I think things would have been a lot different had Windows Phones came out on time. Had Windows OS for phones come out during the Galaxy S2 era, Windows phones would be the top dog today.

Samsung should release a Galaxy S4 in windows phone os. Same with the HTC One and the Xperia Z.

I think it’s time to dump Android.

3 years 11 months ago

And go for Tizen?