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Samsung admits to shoddy software, plans to throw cash at the problem

Published Nov 6th, 2013 12:50PM EST

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Samsung is the best in the business when it comes to getting smartphones into consumers’ hands. There are several reasons Samsung’s phones are so popular, of course, but software likely isn’t listed among them. The company is well aware of the issue though, and recent reports suggest that Samsung is eyeing several key acquisitions aimed at bolstering its software efforts. Samsung will also attack the problem from inside. Speaking during Samsung’s analyst day on Wednesday, the company’s CEO admitted that software is definitely a sore spot and said that nearly half of Samsung’s research and development staff is currently working on improving the situation. Samsung will likely focus on improvements to its Android efforts but the company is also working on its own platform, Tizen, which it will pit against Android in its home market to see if it can gain any traction.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.