While Samsung’s phones are without a doubt pretty popular with the Android crowd, the same cannot be said for the software accompanying its phones. For example TouchWiz is probably not a UI that many Android users like and many have chosen to root and flash a custom ROM simply to get rid of TouchWiz on their devices. To that end Samsung has admitted that their software is not up to par with their hardware, with the company’s vice chairman and CEO, Kwon Oh-hyun, stating, “Even though we’re doing the software business, we’re not as good as we are in hardware.”
Kwon goes on to state that Samsung will now focus more on software development and will dedicate half the R&D department to making better software for their phones. As it stands Samsung spends about $3 billion per quarter on R&D efforts alone, meaning that a good $1.5 billion will go towards investing in better software which is a pretty substantial amount. Will this result in better software in future? We can only hope so. Either way this should be a pretty interesting development and something worth looking forward to in the future! In the meantime what do you guys think? What are some changes and improvements you’d like to see Samsung make to its software?