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Samsung wants to stay on its A game to beat Apple

Samsung sees that Apple is making an aggressive push into China, and will pump up the competition with powerful new 64-bit Galaxy products in order to keep Apple at bay. 

Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung’s mobile business chief, confirmed that Samsung wants to expand its business in the Chinese smartphone market during a meeting in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul.
“Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries,” said shin.

Apple will sell its latest iPhones through China Unicom and China Telecom while also talking with China Mobile, which has a customer base over twice the size of the U.S. population. In fact, Chinese regulators gave the final required license for the iPhone to work on China Mobile Ltd's mobile network this week.

Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung plans to pursue the market with competitive products in hopes of swaying users from buying Apple's iPhones. For instance, Shin said the next set of Samsung Galaxy smartphones would feature 64-bit processors for more power and speed.

“Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality,” said Shin.

In addition, Samsung will hold a launch event for its latest 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 "phablet" in China.

Apple, on the other hand, just recently announced its iPhone 5S, which also features a 64-bit processor (the ARM-based A7). This will offer the market a high-end smartphone with enough power to run complex games and applications. 
As of the end of the second quarter, Samsung was the top smartphone seller in China with 19.4 percent of the market while Apple’s share was just 4.3 percent.

Source: The Korea Times

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RE: Wait for it...
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/14/2013 7:25:59 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe Apple didn't create the broken patent system, but they are very adept at exploiting it. Look back at the rampant lawsuits when Apple tried to sue Microsoft for stealing the idea of Windows from them. Apple has a long history of malicious litigation friend.

Samsung isn't innocent (didn't I say that?), however they did not really start abusing the broken patent system in earnest until until AFTER Apple smacked them several times with IP-related suits.

Not sure what this grief is about:
Pretending that Samsung is some sort of poor innocent who had no choice but to play dirty is beyond silly. I suppose Apple taught them how to hire people to write fake reviews, too? Apple taught them to quote .15 watt power usage figures for SSDs that use over 5 watts when writing? Apple taught them how to make a panel lottery for their televisions, so buyers don't know what they're getting for their money?

Show me a major company, any major company, that doesn't pull out every stop to show their products are better than their competitors regardless of the 'honesty' of it. You think Apple hasn't pulled an even longer list of stunts? You really aren't that naive are you?

Personal view: Apple isn't hated for its products. Apple is hated because it it run by wankers. They have been this way for a very, very long time.

Yes, yes, Samsung has it's fair share of wankers too and is as prone as any other major company to bending unwritten rules in the name of market penetration.

RE: Wait for it...
By superstition on 9/22/2013 11:02:12 AM , Rating: 2
Apple is hated here because of the old Mac vs. PC religious war.

“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith

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