Samsung Wants to Emulate Apple's Ecosystem

While Samsung and Apple may be locked in over 10 patent disputes around the globe, the former has expressed its admiration for its rival's ecosystem.

During an interview with MIT Technology Review, Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn discussed how services such as Apple's iCloud inspires the South Korean technology giant to offer an equally impressive service to its users.

He even went as far to admit he utilizes Apple devices outside the office. Sohn stresses that a critical point within Samsung's future is dependent on creating an open ecosystem such as iCloud should the company continue its success.

Samsung, which utilizes Android for the majority of its mobile devices, recently finished work on two new research and development facilities in Silicon Valley, with Sohn explaining what he hopes for the new branches to achieve.

"We make really great devices. But actually if you think of our future, it's in answering the question of how we put it all together and how we manage the data that's coming out of these devices and encourage the innovation ecosystem for our platforms."

He added that Samsung would be looking into growth areas constituting of cloud and mobile ecosystem technologies. "If you look at the strengths of Apple, in a way it's not the product per se. It's that consumers like their ecosystem such as iCloud."

"[The Samsung Galaxy Nexus] is a better phone, in my view. It's a better display. It's faster. But eventually the connected ecosystem is really critical. [If] you think about our experiences, it's device-centric. It's experienced by itself. It's not experienced in a connected way. So we think we can provide a lot more things than what we are doing today with an open ecosystem with our partners."

Samsung, who is expected to debut a "complete new look" during CES in January that is said to compete with Apple's "vibrant" international brand image, recently teased an unveiling for the event by telling consumers to "get ready" as "the world is waiting".

 

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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    No, Samsung, you'll lose your customers - because they buy your devices EXACTLY because they're NOT Apple's closed ecosystem. You're doing GREAT, there is NO NEED to emulate crApple. You'll fail because people who want that crap will just buy iStuff instead!

    Every time someone says they want to "directly compete" with Apple on something, that company's new products soon become useless crap. Look at Windows 8. Seriously, does anyone EVER learn from others' mistakes?!
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  • unksol
    Seriously guys? Read the source Zak copied from. He said nothing about copying apple. He's taking cloud and connectivity. Nothing about being like apple, just a feature apple has that is decent. Like a while ton of other cloud storage options.

    All Zak did was.slap a misleading title on and cherry pick quotes to work you up, and its working. Go read the actual interview ffs.


    jcesmi, when the hell did south Korea become a 3rd world country? Foxconn causes cancer, US factories have caused cancer. Manufacturing involves carcinogens. At least south Korea deals with it.
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  • FSCx64
    I really start to fed up Mr. Islams one sided and empty articles. The quality of his writings is unfortunately absolutely sub-par. Time... after time.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    No, Samsung, you'll lose your customers - because they buy your devices EXACTLY because they're NOT Apple's closed ecosystem. You're doing GREAT, there is NO NEED to emulate crApple. You'll fail because people who want that crap will just buy iStuff instead!

    Every time someone says they want to "directly compete" with Apple on something, that company's new products soon become useless crap. Look at Windows 8. Seriously, does anyone EVER learn from others' mistakes?!
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  • jcesmi
    I agree. Samsung, youre doing fine. So what if someone died of radiation poisoning from one of your factories, you are still morally correct in everything else you do. You are what the consumer needs, so please, exploit the f*** out of 3rd world countries and please give us better stuff cheaper than apples offerings. Im off out to buy a Note2 to replace my iphone 3G. Knowing someone may have died making my new phone will make tapping on that large screen all the sweeter xx
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  • unksol
    Seriously guys? Read the source Zak copied from. He said nothing about copying apple. He's taking cloud and connectivity. Nothing about being like apple, just a feature apple has that is decent. Like a while ton of other cloud storage options.

    All Zak did was.slap a misleading title on and cherry pick quotes to work you up, and its working. Go read the actual interview ffs.


    jcesmi, when the hell did south Korea become a 3rd world country? Foxconn causes cancer, US factories have caused cancer. Manufacturing involves carcinogens. At least south Korea deals with it.
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