“There isn’t one single thing that’s ailing Samsung,” Jan Dawson writes for Beyond Devices. “It’s fighting (and losing) on multiple fronts at once:

• Apple continues to gain at the premium end of the market, and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will make the situation even worse there for Samsung
• Other established Android vendors are taking share in the premium segment, especially LG, whose shipments (and margins) continue to rise
• Chinese vendors continue to make significant inroads in China, but Xiaomi is far from the only one, and some of them are making inroads in other emerging markets too, eating into Samsung’s low-end base
• Local vendors in certain other emerging markets, especially India, are also eating into Samsung’s share
• Ultimately, Samsung has failed to differentiate itself as an Android vendor. Nothing it has done for the past few years was inherently difficult for others to copy, especially given time and the emergence of the Shenzhen ecosystem. And that lack of differentiation is coming home to roost now.

Much more in the full article – recommended – here.

MacDailyNews Take:



Dear Karma,

More pain for Samsung, please.

Much more.



[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “mpias3785” for the heads up.]

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