It seems the Korean electronics giant has found a shiny new hobby. And that is bashing Windows 8 whenever it can sneak in a chance. In this case, Samsung has attacked Microsoft’s OS twice in two days.
Samsung, it seems, is not one of those companies that believe in Windows 8. Unlike other hardware vendors it has not yet embraced the new operating system to boost its sales. If anything, it has actually decided to stop selling Windows RT tablets in some European countries, including Germany.
This is in addition to it not bringing a Windows RT device in the US market.
Now high-ups at Samsung have started criticizing the new platform. First it was Jun Dong-soo, president of the company’s memory chip division, who, in a meeting with reporters in Seoul, likened Windows 8 to Windows Vista — Microsoft’s biggest disaster in terms of operating systems.
Samsung’s new CEO, JK Shin has joined in the fun, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal:
“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.”
Windows-based products like Windows Phone 8, master Shin? Nokia and friends have are having a joyous ride in most major European markets. Maybe some of this has got to do with the quality and quantity (or lack, thereof) of Samsung devices powered by Microsoft software?
Still, the Windows 8 story is not even half way there yet.
It will be a lot clearer, come the end of the year, where things stand with Microsoft’s newest platform. Same goes for where things stand with Samsung’s plans for Windows powered devices.