Samsung: Windows 8 Fails To Bolster Demand For PCs

Posted on Mar 9 2013 - 1:49pm by Editorial Staff

According to a report in Korea Times, a senior Samsung Electronics executive said Friday that Microsoft’s last year launch new operating system, Windows 8 is “no better than” Windows Vista and has failed to bolster demand for PCs. There was no expected boost to PC sales because of the failure of Windows 8 platform, said the executive.

”The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8. I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform,’’ said Jun Dong-soo, president of Samsung’s memory chip division. ”MS’s rollout of its Windows Surface tablet is seeing lackluster demand.”

Counting over the negative outlook in the global PC industry, Jun shared that Samsung Electronics is heavily cutting its production of conventional memory chips as the market is in “volatile” and “cyclical” phase and do opt for producing more of mobile chips for both tablets and smartphones.

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