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Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Android clout is making Google (GOOG) uneasy, the WSJ reports. Fears are...

Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Android clout is making Google (GOOG) uneasy, the WSJ reports. Fears are growing Samsung, estimated to have a 29% smartphone share in Q4, will seek a larger cut of Google search ad revenue on its Android devices than the 10%+ it currently receives - Apple is believed to get a 75% cut from Google on iOS/Mobile Safari search ad revenue. There are also concerns Samsung could negotiate more flexibility to use default apps of its own choosing, rather than ones mandated by Google (Maps, Google Play, etc.). (previous)
Comments (6)
  • Give us the freedom to choose our own apps from the beginning. I am tried of all the junky apps they fill it up with.
    25 Feb 2013, 06:13 PM Reply Like
  • Here is a Quality sound app VR3D by sykehttp://http://bit.ly/WnzpZM
    25 Feb 2013, 08:31 PM Reply Like
  • Why would Samsung get a cut of the ad dollars? They all ready get a free OS.
    25 Feb 2013, 11:19 PM Reply Like
  • tvaddic: ubuntu OS, firefox OS, open source
    26 Feb 2013, 05:39 AM Reply Like
  • True, but none of those have any traction, or name value. And this is the first time I heard that so I didn't know what to believe.
    26 Feb 2013, 08:18 AM Reply Like
  • Time for GOOG to start reaping the value of its Motorola acquisition. Make a high-end Nexus product in-house to compete with Samsung.
    26 Feb 2013, 01:12 PM Reply Like
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