Andy Rubin , Google vice president of engineering, is meeting with different vendors in the Mobile World Congress as the Mountain View company are worried important terminal domain with Samsung on your system Android , something they see as a threat to the proper functioning of the platform.
As indicated from the resources , part of the upper echelons of Google are uneasy with the tremendous growth in recent years have experienced the terminals Android from Samsung . Not surprisingly, smartphones and tablets are Korean company with whom the reference and compared with any other operating system itself, being the spearhead against other OS like iOS or Windows Phone.
Google seeks allies in the MWC 2013
is why senior representatives of Google being established during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, various agreements with other companies to try to level the weight of the manufacturers on the platform. No official statements but The Wall Street Journal says that “sources close to the matter” as Rubin suggests that characters have expressed concern, especially because Samsung’s dominance can lead to Koreans ask for a greater share of the pie of the Android ad revenue.
Android begins to rely heavily on Samsung, and it’s not like in Google
And in the event that Google refused, Samsung has the power to take the Android code, do not forget that it is free software, and create your own system version , similar to what has made Amazon the Kindle Fire . What’s more, Samsung has launched the bedroom Tizen / Bada, bet according to different market analysts, may cause more losses to Google than Samsung itself.
Nexus X as a lever to level the market
Samsung is responsible for 40% of Android handsets manufactured today and accounts for 8 of the 10 best-selling Android devices, and among the first 6. That’s why Google’s move to buy Motorola, as blogs like Ubergizmo , has much to do with this fear of the Internet search company. Following the success of its Nexus, prepare the Nexus X as a battering ram against the throne from which everyone sees as “terminal” Android quintessential 2013, the Samsung Galaxy IV.
All other brands, LG, Sony, HTC, ZTE and Huawei , while having made significant bets on higher-end terminals as theSony Xperia Z , HTC One , ZTE Grand memo , LG Optimus Pro G or the Huawei Ascend P2 have shifted to the middle and lower ranges to other seas less saturated as Firefox OS.
It will be interesting to see in the coming months if Google and its terminal created from renewed Motorola can level the match and if Samsung finally mounts it on your own with Tizen or another version of Android itself.