Search giant Google has denied a rumored rift with Samsung (its chief Android partner) due to its dominance in the smartphone and laptop market.
Google CFO Patrick Pichette played down a Wall Street Journal report that said Google is worried about Samsung's success in the market. He noted that "journalists love big headlines that sell newspapers."
"We have a terrific relationship with Samsung. They've been very successful with the Android platform. They benefited just like the rest of the ecosystem. We welcome all of the partners that we have on our Android platform and continue to innovate. And what our objective and our aim is to make sure that as many partners in the ecosystem continue to benefit from these open source platforms."
"I think that both Samsung and ourselves have benefited not only on the Android side but also on the Chrome side," he continued. "The Chromebook is a runaway success; it's a runaway success for Google, it's a runaway success for Samsung. And so, what is not to like about these types of environments. I just think journalists love big headlines that sell newspapers."
Samsung became the worldwide cell phone leader back in 2012. It's also the leader for smartphones in select countries. Its Galaxy S3 is currently the best-selling smartphone powered by Google's mobile operating system Android with over 41 million sales. The Galaxy S4, meanwhile, will be announced at a Samsung Unpacked event on March 14.
Here's to Samsung making its own one of these trivial interchangable OSes that are all based on previously created technology that Steve Jobs stole and then patented to steal money from iSheep.
If Google wanted to make hardware too, trust me you would get a killer Nexus machine, but where would the benefit be in that when all the other manufacturers throw in the towel and go back to trying to make their own OS.
As for Samsung specifically, why wouldn't Google be pleased for their success? Firstly we have a company that shows that if you couple good design with marketing, you can achieve enormous success with Android. On the other front we finally have an Android manufacturer that has the ability to compete with Apple, putting out phones that are not only every bit the equal of iPhones, but in my own personal view - better.
ProvesNo wonders Apple fanboys is full of iDiots.Proves Appefanboys full of i-DIOTs.
Reminds me of when 3DFX tried their hand at manufacturing, only to scare away all of their distributors to ATI and Nvidia. While Google is obviously far better off than 3DFX ever was, it's still a bad idea.
No.. I believe they should set a benchmark with Motorola. Samsung makes wonderful phones, but I hope that Google intends to show the world how it is done. As long as they don't lock every little design element in patents against other android smartphone manufacturers then the "ecosystem" as they called it will flourish. But Google is not stupid. I believe they will promote their software above the hardware.