When asked about Samsung’s relationship with Microsoft in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Shin downplayed the question and instead highlighted the company’s Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phones poor performance as against Android.
In the beginning of the year 2013, Samsung decided that the company will not launch the Windows RT based device in U.S. and in some part of Europe due to lack of demand for the device in these regions and confusion among the customers.
“Smartphones and tablets based on Microsoft’s Windows operating system aren’t selling very well. There is a preference in the market for Android. In Europe, we’re also seeing lackluster demand for Windows-based products.”
According to him, Samsung is going to decrease its reliance on Android and will soon, probably sometime later this year release smartphones based on Tizen OS. He also added that Samsung likes Android and that the company is planning to continue and maintain good relations with Google. It will be wrong to comment that there is a friction among the two companies.
And for all hoping for a new Samsung smartphone with flexible OLED screen which was showed off at CES, will have to wait for a while as Shin declared that the new smartphone is still far away from release.