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Young Sohn
Samsung exec shows Apple some love

Samsung and Apple definitely have an awkward relationship. Samsung is one of Apple's top suppliers for components in its popular iPad and iPhone mobile devices. However, Apple is currently embroiled in a bitter "thermonuclear war" with Samsung over claims that the South Korean electronics giant has ripped of its patented designs and technology.
 
Despite the fact that Apple is looking to have numerous Samsung products banned from the market, it was revealed that Samsung President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn actually has quite a bit of love for Apple and its products in an interview with MIT Technology Review. Sohn praised Apple tie-ins like iCloud, stating, "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. I like that my family 6,000 miles away in Korea is able to see my schedule and see all of my contacts and photos."
 
Sohn went on to state that he not only uses a Mac at home, but he also has an iPhone and an iPad. Being that Sohn is a high-ranking executive at Samsung, he naturally also owns a Samsung Galaxy smartphone (Sohn joined Samsung in August, so we can only assume that he's sporting a Galaxy S III).
 
Puzzled by the admission of a person in his position using Apple products, interviewer Jessica Laber asked for an explanation. Sohn responded:
 
At work I’m using Samsung devices; Apple at home, mainly because all of my systems and files are done that way. That’s sticky, you know? However, I did figure out how to sync all of my contacts and all of my schedules between the two different systems. You can do it. It’s a bit of work, but it is possible.
 
We're sure that the top brass at Samsung aren't exactly thrilled that Sohn is extolling his love for Apple products in an interview, especially considering that the company makes comparable devices to all of the ones that he uses at home. But it's nice to see a high-level exec keeping an open mind about the competition.

Source: MIT Technology Review



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RE: Funny.
By TakinYourPoints on 12/13/2012 7:05:32 PM , Rating: 2
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And to add insult to injury, MS never stood behind the system. It was widely accepted that MS would *quickly* resolve all of the lacking'ness of WP7. And any updates would happen like the Apple variety do - without interference from the carriers. It was later discovered that MS never intended to bypass the carriers for update process. They were just rumor-milling the idea to try to hype people into adopting WP7.

The Woz may like WP8, but that won't help it. It's a fine system tied to idiots who are more like monkeys humping a football for lack of knowing what else to do with it.


I hate that I agree with this so much. :( WP does so many things right, some better than any mobile platform out there, but drops the ball in other very deep and fundamental ways. I've been "wait and see, this is actually awesome!" since WP7 was released but they sure are taking their sweet time...


RE: Funny.
By MartyLK on 12/13/12, Rating: 0
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan














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