Samsung should release more variants of their flagship and dtop updating their old phone so that everyone buy new one
Samsung market drops bec. they are not updating all thier High, Mid, Low end phone to kitkat now no one wants to buy a Samsung phone again... Wake up Sammy and Samsung Company read the comments in GSM ARENA so that you will know what to do instead making and making new phones every 3rd week my suggestion update all your High, Mid, Low end phones to kitkat just like what others are doing like Motorola, Sony, LG
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014No kit-kat update fo my S3 = no buy any samsung anymore = next phone, Nokiaooo Seriously (:)
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014HTC promised 90 days updates.
All phone makers release modest phones, and ensure they updat... moreI don't think millions of samsung customers are worried whether S3 (or any other phone) is updated to Kiktat/Android L or not. What they care is - whatever android version in their phone is stable or not. What Samsung or any other manufacturer needs to ensure is -whatever updates pushed to their phones do not cripple it and irritate the customer for having bought an unstable phone.
The people who are arguing in this site - that failure to update the smartphone to latest firmware is a crime - are a minority in the world.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014Yuppp. Long story short:
- They gain profit from fanboys such as yourself. Buy one new pho... moreI'm sorry, Anonymous. I didn't mean to upset you. And you're right, ~365 days with the same device is not long enough. I should keep it for 2 years just to make you feel better.
Why would I manage my hard earned money and budget properly to ensure that I can treat myself to something I like? It's just wrong, and I'm hurting people. The horror...
Actually, you've enlightened me. I will not purchase the Note 4 this year. I'm not even going to keep my Note 3. I'm selling it on eBay today.
Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge.
Get a life and stop concerning yourself with how I spend my money. I'll tell you one thing, it feels amazing to know that my purchasing a Note 4 bothers you. It's even more rewarding to know that you can't do anything about it. Lmao!
Go play in traffic...
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014so you change your samsung phones that often?
i got my iphone5 2 years ago and till now sti... moreI have my Note aka SGN1 it was launched in 2011, it's still a modern and powerful phone, that takes any apps on Google Play and elsewhere.
SGN1 has a 5,3" screen and is a phablet, but i have lost interest in big phones, gone for a small Young+, that fits the pockets much better.
This fall Apple iphone fanboys, can try out big screen iphones and in couple of years get tired of them, like I have been.
Apple is several years behind the cutting edge of smartphone industry, but they have their "Keynotes" and customers that buys feelings, rather than a useful smartphones.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014A lot of company copy samsung and they do it very well without living a trace. people tend to ... moreYou can get cheap copy of Iphone in my country without spoting the difference
A lot of company copy samsung and they do it very well without living a trace. people tend to Buy cheap phone that are samsung look alike than buy samsung. This same company try make the likes of nokia and sony but they usually fail bcus nokia and sony use good materials for their phone
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014No kit-kat update fo my S3 = no buy any samsung anymore = next phone, NokiaSnap ... I share your sentiments and will also be looking to replace my S3 with another brand.
AnonD-264175, 09 Jul 2014who cares if profit isnt what it was projected to be...atleast steill making profit. the thin... moreso you change your samsung phones that often?
i got my iphone5 2 years ago and till now still working perfectly same as newly bought...
that's the difference... guess i made the right choice :)
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014No kit-kat update fo my S3 = no buy any samsung anymore = next phone, NokiaI'm so angry at my momma, I will freeze my ears out!
(Kind of what I hear when someone says, that will get Nokia, because X phone did not get update)
the low end and mid end market is not where samsung excels anymore as many companies have beaten it with better and cheaper products in those departments...
i would rather get an older samsung flagship than a newer cheaper one... so samsung should stop flooding the market with useless things and concentrate on quality products only... and even if it wants to go mid end or low end then make them really really good in specs...
i would get an older note2 or s3 rather than their ace crap or their grand crap...
Samsung is still doing very well with the Galaxy S5 and Note 3 - as well as earlier versions of the devices. They are delivering amazing margins. But the problem is the massive marketing cost to generate those sales. The headline sales are still strong and there are excellent margins compared to design / manufacturing & logistics costs, but to get those headline sales there needs to be a lot of advertising spend which is hammering the bottom line. The Galaxy F and Note 4 later this year will prove interesting to watch indeed as they come up against the new iPhones...
FreezeGame, 09 Jul 2014"The company's Q2 2014 earnings projections reflect a drop in profits compared to its 201... moreYuppp. Long story short:
- They gain profit from fanboys such as yourself. Buy one new phone per year.
- They lose long term customers hoping for an upgrade. Plus releasing too much crap, rather then focusing into R&D.. just copy.
Its understandable Samsung is dropping in sales
were the S2 and S3 were revaluations ... and good sales of the ace and the best budget smart phone in in 2011 the pocket
now s4 s5 witch feel like upgrades are not revaluation but are evolution of s3
and Huawei is killing budget phone (were I stay sa) u can get a star $75 (basic no 3g android) or a Huawei y220 for $45
Nokia 520 $199
Samsung fame + $199
then u look a Huawei y510 $99
(Nokia 503 is $99)
Samsung pocket Neo $99
or Huawei p7 $600 or s4 mini $600
want a s5 $1050
(note all prices are with out contract)
it didn't help every phone looks like Samsung s3 ????
think new design
so were I stay Huawei is half the price and taking over the market (thanks to Android) it makes software and phone manufacturers equal on software (mostly every 1 can tweak its user interface but u can change it with easy launchers)
makes like lg g3 is really stunning g flex
or iPhone 5s feels special same as HTC one m8 Huawei p7
or the Sony z2 is a take it anywhere live the adventure and record those memory's 20mp 4 recording
and then u get to the s5 oohh fingerprint scanner blood rate mother but I must sit still to work properly u are
come on no more tricks give real features and not gimmicks so more people are taking mid end phone cos people find it gimmicks
all u need is a moto Glte
"The company's Q2 2014 earnings projections reflect a drop in profits compared to its 2013 Q2 results."
What's so hard to understand about that statement?
If you comprehend it correctly, you will realize that it doesn't mean much. These comparisons are in contrast to last years numbers and don't reflect a genuine loss. While Samsung didn't do as well as it did in Q2 2013, it is not even close to being in financial trouble. Not at all.
Projected profits are exactly what they are, "projections." What does that mean? Well, a projection is an estimate of what "might" happen in the future based on what is happening now. Therefore, not matching what was done a year ago isn't a true drop in profits as the revenue was not guaranteed or actual fact, but more like wishful thinking.
There are so many variables that can affect consumer spending, but the main reason for Samsung not hitting its "projected" mark appears to be Utility Maximization. Those of you familiar with Microeconomics/Macroeconomics will understand. Intelligent consumers ask themselves, "How should I spend my money in order to maximize my utility?" Well, when companies like Xiaomi, Gionee, and BLU release capable Android phones for dirt cheap prices, consumers think with their wallets (rightfully). Always remember, smart people strive to obtain the most amount of value possible, while at the same time spending the least amount of money possible. Consumers who purchase these low/mid-range devices know that they're not getting premium build quality or performance, but money talks and BS walks.
Other things to factor are people like myself who are holding out for a different device altogether. As an owner of a Note 3, I had no reason to purchase a Galaxy S5. I'm specifically waiting on the Note 4, and as it stands, nothing but death will stop me from buying one. Furthermore, I'm sure there are millions of consumers who are waiting for the release of the Galaxy F/S5 Prime, especially considering the fact that its info leaked just 2 weeks after the original S5 hit shelves.
So yes, in Q2 2013, Samsung moved a larger amount of devices. That's a fact. However, $51.5 billion in revenue, and $7.1 billion in operating profit in Q2 2014 is still a clear indicator that Samsung is a force to be reckoned with. It can not be ignored, nor can it be taken lightly.
Profit is profit. Period. And in Samsung's case, it's still lucrative.
I second that my friend. It's an awesome phone and samsung didn't give a single proper update to it after 4.1.1. The JB 4.3 is full of bugs and when they announced the cancellation of Kitkat for it. I am totally gonna stay away from samsung anymore.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014iPhone upgrade is stable. 1 new design per 2 years. 1 futuristic feature per year. Tons of ... moreNot sure if troll or comolete mentally challanged, design ? The iphone hasn't changed since the first iphone and all the features that are on the iphone have been on Android devies for years