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Samsung's Squeezed Smartphone Business Needs Tizen Before The Galaxy Falls Away

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 range is not performing as well as the Galaxy S4 year-on-year. Counterpoint’s recent survey on sales of the South Korean company’s flagship Android handset shows sales on the order of 5 million units during May, the first full month of retail sales. That’s two million units less than the Galaxy S4 at a similar point in that handset’s product cycle, but more importantly it’s two million units less than the iPhone 5S sold during May, a full eight months after the release of Apple’s leading handset.Following on from the drop in smartphone revenue and income detailed in Samsung’s Q2 2014 results, this news shows the increased pressure...

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