Samsung exec believes Windows 8 hasn't boosted PC sales
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Although Samsung and Microsoft have generally employed a cordial relationship, one executive had some scathing words to share. In speaking with The Korea Times, Samsung's Dong-Soo Jun voiced his displeasure with Microsoft's Windows 8 and the overall PC market.
The head of Samsung's memory chip division had much to say about Windows 8, but mainly feels that the OS has failed to boost demand for PCs. Dong-Soo remarked that the global PC industry is steadily declining despite Windows 8 and that he thinks "the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform".
The Samsung executive was addressing market research which indicated a decline in global PC sales, and felt that the failure of Windows 8 coupled with a mediocre response to Ultrabooks played a heavy part. In addition, Samsung Electronics has been forced to heavily cut its production of memory chips and he thinks the increasing price of chips "is surely unhealthy".
Samsung had previously decided to forego Windows RT tablets in the US, and the latest comments shed some light on the decision. Thankfully, Dong-Soo did have some good news to share, as he confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch, which should take place on the 14th of March in New York.