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[Rumor] Samsung is Being Restructured Into Two Separate Entities

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Dec 13, 2012.

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    Although that title sounds like something we would do in an "April Fool's Day" article, the intel is genuine. Supposedly, Samsung plans to restructure themselves in a massive way. They plan to split up into two parts. One half of the company will continue to build hardware & software specifically for Samsung products, like their HDTVs, smartphones, tablets, appliances & more. The other half will be the manufacturing arm of Samsung, which will focus on the chipsets and components that go into manufacturing other companies tech, like the iPhone & iPad. Choi Gee-sung will head the manufacturer side of things, while Kwon Oh-hyun will be in charge of the Samsung retail side.

    Apparently, Samsung's intention is to create a "firewall" of sorts so that they can continue to build the components for other companies' products, while still building their own devices that compete in those same markets, without their being a conflict of interest. Of course, it remains to be seen if this "restructuring" will be believable, but at least Samsung is making some effort in that regard. Here's a quote with a couple more details,

    What do you think of this reorganizing? Will it be a viable idea or is it just "smoke and mirrors"?

    Source: TheVerge
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    Sounds very professional on Samsung's part. Plus, they make components for so many different companies other than Apple, this will probably be widely accepted. Good on them!
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    I suspect the split is for purely legal reasons-namely lawsuit protection. Smart move...
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    i doubt, because samsung didnt release a competing product until nexus 10