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Cyanogen CEO believes Samsung will be slaughtered by the competition within the next five years

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Cyanogen OS is currently running on the vastly popular OnePlus One smartphone as well as a handful of other regional handsets sold predominantly in Asia. The CEO of the company has now claimed that one of the primary industry rivals, Samsung will be “slaughtered” by the likes of Xiaomi and Micromax who currently dominate the Chinese and Indian markets respectively.

Kirt McMaster said – “The tier one OEMs like Samsung are going to be the next generation Nokias in the next five years. They’re going to be slaughtered. We think long term Apple itself will have problems because they’re just not good at competing at the low end.”

He also gives the example of BlackBerry (previously RIM) in telling us that the equation can change pretty quickly in the mobile industry. While it’s possible that McMaster is merely trying to get some media attention by making comments like these, there’s no denying that Samsung has some heavy competition in the market today.

Although they have launched smartphones like the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, which have won widespread acclaim, the CEO of Cyanogen believes that the company will need to do more than that.

Source: Business Insider

Via: Android Authority