Samsung isn’t one of the companies that are embracing Windows 8 in an attempt to boost its sales. Instead, the South Korean tech giant has actually decided to stop selling Windows RT tablets in some European countries, including in Germany, while the US launch has been canceled for the time being.
Since it has absolutely no intention to bring another Windows RT device to the market, Samsung has turned bashing Windows 8 into some sort of hobby, with two different attacks against Microsoft launched in less than one week.
First of all, Jun Dong-soo, president of Samsung’s memory chip division, said during a meeting with reporters in Seoul that he sees almost no difference between Windows 8 and Windows Vista
, Microsoft’s biggest disaster when it comes to operating systems.
“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,” he said trying to tell everyone that Microsoft’s new software is actually experiencing very poor sales.
Yesterday, it was Samsung CEO’s turn to attack Windows 8
. JK Shin, the new Samsung CEO, said in an interview after the launch of the new S4 mobile phone that Windows 8 is showing nothing more than lackluster demand, especially in Europe.
While this statement pretty much makes sense given the fact that Samsung has decided to dump Windows RT tablets in Europe, it’s the second attack of the week aimed at the Redmond-based software giant.
“Smartphones and tablets based on Microsoft's Windows operating system aren't selling very well. There is a preference in the market for Android. In Europe, we're also seeing lackluster demand for Windows-based products,” Shin said.
As usual, Microsoft doesn’t want to comment, as the company has decided not to discuss statements that are criticizing its new Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablets.