Smack the bloatware king in the face. One way or the other the Koreans should learn that we don't want most of their crap software preinstalled on our phones. The hardware is really good but that doesn't matter since any fast device can be slowed down significantly because of badly developed software (mostly). I would get Samsung in a heartbeat if they followed the philosophy of Sony or Motorola who understand that we want clean droids (mostly). I just ordered a Nexus 5x which on paper can't match the more powerful exynos chipset but in the long run will be a faster and smoother experience. Samsung should really quit making software and focus where they're really good at: hardware. When that happens I'll give it another chance but I won't keep my hopes up.
It was surprising to see they make reduced profits all these years while remain the most critical supplier for most of the leading brands and important components like Memory,Display, Processors etc....They have wide range of devices now in the mobile spectrum with emerging new flexible/foldable displays, they will make definite profits for foreseeable future!
Wow, guess we can be confident Samsung will be here for years to come, they still have most sales for total smartphones, and they still make profit when their competitors sell.
Apple must be pretty annoyed given their hostile attitude towards competitors. They've been trying to move away but keep coming back, but they may find a way to leave sooner or later.
But yeah, its strange the s6 didn't sell so well. Apple locks people in the ecosystem and makes it difficult for people to simply leave when upgrading their phone without thinking they would lose everything, but on the other side lack of expandable storage and removable memory may have limited other android converters.
Surprised to learn that S6 shipments are dropping considering that the S6 is the allround best smartphone at the moment. But there's without doubt a lot of inertia in peoples preferences. Some will even headlessly go out and pick an iPhone for their next smartphone without reading reviews.
because they realized that they can only compete in the mid range market, with the J and A series... But they going to let this go to their heads (again) and their 2016 flagships will be priced more or less the same as iPhones. Before getting a considerable price drop ;)