Samsung hears the music, will enter digital content arena

09/27/2012 | Reuters · Computerworld

Samsung Electronics will take on Apple, Google and by entering the software field: The South Korean hardware giant plans to purchase mobile content providers in a bid to drive hardware sales while competing in the $9 billion global digital music business, Senior Vice President Kang Tae-jin said in an interview. "We have a full range of handsets in so many countries, and, to better market our products, we thought it's better to start our own software business," Kang said. In other Samsung software news, the company has released an alpha version of Tizen 2.0, an open-source smartphone platform that will compete with Android.

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