Samsung has announced it is expanding with its own stores, 60 of them in Europe, including the UK. Samsung has teamed up with Carphone Warehouse(CPW) in a 5 year deal, whereby 20 CPW stores in the UK will be refitted and maximised to have on display all Samsung’s mobile, tablet and other connected hardware.
The likelihood of CPW providing unbiased advice when it comes to your next upgrade is unknown, but don’t be surprised if you are recommended a Samsung phone.
In all honesty, this could be a positive step to give people the full experience of the products prior to purchase. And then provide the same after sales service as Apple would be the next welcome step.
Samsung has also branched further into the education market tweaking it’s Note 10.1 2014 into an education version which allows access to Google’s special education software and services.
There is also mutterings that as part of the Samsung and Google 10 year cross licensing deal, Samsung might be removing some of its own software that takes up memory and resources.