Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam claims Samsung would be a huge player in the mobile OS market if it ever decided to jump and create it’s own OS. McAdam’s had plenty to say on Samsung’s potential in the mobile OS world:
There’s a potential elephant in the room with Samsung. Samsung is a massive conglomerate with the resources to pull off a strong third mobile platform. The company is already the largest handset and smartphone manufacturer in the world, and has a brand and clout that rivals Apple. Samsung could do well putting its resources behind an operating system and would be a clear dark horse.
On paper, this makes every bit of sense to assume and to say. Samsung has such a huge market share, and thanks to Google’s Android OS it is now the clear cut second most successful handset maker in the world, second to only Apple. Thus, Samsung creating their own mobile OS makes every bit of sense in the world.
While Samsung can certainly go that route if they choose to, I think they should stay right where they are and stick with Android. With iOS and Android the absolute top two mobile OS’, a 3rd would be a crowd in my opinion. Android is already great as it is and is only getting better as each firmware update is made. Plus, Android has created itself such a huge ecosystem with the Google Play Store and all of its offerings. No matter how big Samsung is, it’s very hard to build up a whole new ecosystem and have consumers jump on it. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but why leave such a good thing such as Android?
Let’s not forget how good Samsung has it with Android and their Galaxy S line. The Galaxy S III just surpassed 20 million units sold and is showing no signs of stopping any time soon.
What do you guys think, should Samsung continue giving us Android powerhouses such as the Galaxy S’ and Galaxy Note’s? Or should they venture out on their own with their never ending resources and create their own mobile OS? Sound off in the comments!
source: c| net