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Samsung May Be Planning to Acquire Other Mobile Companies (Except RIM)

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, May 7, 2012.

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    According to reports stemming from an interview that J.K. Shin, president of Samsung’s mobile business, conducted with The Wall Street Journal, Samsung is actively seeking other mobile companies to acquire. Mr. Shin made it clear that Samsung has been aggressively hiring foreign software engineers in an attempt to better compete with Apple's iPhone, but sometimes acquiring a company could be the better way to go for collecting talented people and products to improve Samsung's bottom line. He elaborated,

    Even though he hinted at a potential partnership, the article made it clear that Samsung was not interested in the floundering Canadian, Mobile company, Research In Motion. The article reiterated Samsung's commitment to the Android OS, and its intention to take things further by adding software functionality that goes beyond what the stock version of Android can do. Here's a quote from the article with some details,

    Source: WSJ
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    Maybe ZTE and Huawei. Wasn't there a story about Google selling off moto?
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    Samsung really stepping it up. Definitely good for the Android platform. And I agree Huawei would be a nice acquisition.
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    RIP RIM...

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    Yep. I'd rather resurrect WebOS than throw money at RIM.