Samsung Electronics have decided to move 500 Software Engineers out of their mobile phone development unit into other consumer electronics parts such as TVs, network, printer and its corporate software R&D divisions, according to various reports on the net. Looking at the reaction on the Internet, the vast majority of tech sites see this as Samsung not having faith in their Smartphone business, and in Particular Tizen Smartphones. I disagree with this.
There are lots of unknowns in this equation and without knowing their current Android development strategy, its not clear if these software engineers were even surplus to requirements. â€œTo further strengthen the companyâ€™s overall software prowess,â€ the company said in a statement. The focus will be â€œto enhance our competitive edge in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and increase synergies for the Tizen platform,â€ it said [Samsung].
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