The South Korean smartphone manufacturer, who is currently in the top position and enjoying the majority of the Android (and smartphone, in general) market could soon become irrelevant, claims a high ranking Motorola executive. Samsung could go away, pretty much like its predecessors who were enjoying the same, comfortable, leading position.
Of course, this is a prediction coming from a COO of a company, about other (competing) companies. “Every seven years, the person who’s been on top of the market has gone away”, said Rick Osterloh, president and chief operating officer of Motorola. The companies he was referring to, the ones that have “gone away” after their hegemony, were Nokia and BlackBerry. Samsung could go away next, the COO said, if that pattern in history is something to take into consideration. Furthermore, “we are going through one of those fascinating shifts where people are starting to realise that you don’t need to pay $600 for a top-tier phone to get a top-tier experience,” he added.
To read more about what Rick Osterloh said, with regards to Google, Lenovo, the Chinese market, and Xiaomi, head over to the source link below to read the entire Forbes interview.