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Samsung holds emergency meeting after Google buys Motorola Mobility

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Aug 2011 15:51 User comments (6)

Samsung holds emergency meeting after Google buys Motorola Mobility Following Google's surprise $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-Hee had an emergency meeting with the company's execs.
The chairman says the company must continue to develop its software "competitiveness" even if that requires an acquisition.

Says Lee:

(The company) must strengthen the competitiveness of its information technology (IT), secure more human resources and also more actively seek mergers and acquisitions (M&A).


Lee has always stressed the importance of software, including Samsung's own Bada smartphone OS:

We must pay attention to the fact that IT power is moving away from hardware companies such as Samsung to software companies.

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6 user comments

117.8.2011 16:16

The amount of articles I'm seeing (not just on Afterdawn) about companies litigating and buying other companies to enforce/protect IP has crossed way past the threshold of ridiculous and into the land of ****ing retarded.

217.8.2011 16:34

I don't quite understand... Are they saying they want to be bought out like Motorola?

317.8.2011 18:19

no but either do a technical merger with another company or buyout another company.

417.8.2011 19:05
oappi
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I think samsung should be thankful to andoird (google), i have used bada and it was absolutely terrible. Which is a shame because that phone had very good camera (12M), with descent quality. If they had that piece of crap (bada) on galaxy s i would have gone with htc phone.. At least until now android & samsung relationship has worked very well, why would google ruin that?

517.8.2011 22:50

Originally posted by Morreale:
I don't quite understand... Are they saying they want to be bought out like Motorola?
If they can get the right price and it includes huge bonuses for the CEOs, then yes...they want to be bought out.

More realistically, this meeting was about how they will try to survive when they are competing with hardware made by the maker of their operating system.

618.8.2011 4:59

Originally posted by oappi:
I think samsung should be thankful to andoird (google), i have used bada and it was absolutely terrible. Which is a shame because that phone had very good camera (12M), with descent quality. If they had that piece of crap (bada) on galaxy s i would have gone with htc phone.. At least until now android & samsung relationship has worked very well, why would google ruin that?
WTH are you talking about?? I don't remember any Bada Phone with 12M camera! And Bada is actually pretty good, only that is lacks third-party support of Android/iOS. I have Samsung WAVE. Pretty good (second best rated device on GSMArena...)

:/

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