A senior Samsung executive has revealed the company is planning to make an aggressive push into the music download market, with plans to compete against established services from Apple, Google and Amazon.
According to Reuters, the senior vice president of Samsung’s Media Solution Center, Kang Tae-jin, says the company wants to use its strong position in the smartphone and tablet markets to aggressively push into media downloads and software.
“One of the great advantages we have over our rivals is that Music Hub is pre-installed in our flagship product and will be available later in a bunch of other Samsung devices,” says Kang.
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“The message we’re getting from the top is to raise software capability, and buy rather than build, if needed.”
“Our focus on software is primarily aimed at driving hardware sales, rather than making money. We have a full range of handsets in so many countries, and, to better market our products, we thought it’s better to start our own software business.”
“We want to grow the Music Hub to rank in the world’s top four services within three years in both revenue and subscriber numbers. And to shorten the time, we’re ready to do more acquisitions, if needed.”