Samsung admitted that its software isn’t as good as it should be and is committing half of its research and development workforce to improving it.
Samsung today admitted it needs to work on software, an area it’s “not as good” at as hardware. Samsung Vice Chairman & CEO Kwon Oh-hyun compares the company’s software efforts to the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox’s pitching performance. Kwon notes the Red Sox led the pack in batting this year, but were only an average pitching team. His conclusion? “Even though we’re doing the software business, we’re not as good as we are in hardware.” The Red Sox still won the World Series, though, with the implication being Samsung is ‘winning’ at technology right now.