OMG!Droid: Samsung Goes Into Cost Cutting Mode Following Consecutive Losses. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwx5KzxRo
Samsung is a great company that makes the best devices available in a wide range of areas. It is a shame that they are not making profits. I read recently that their employees returned their bonuses. I think the upper management is to blame as the company is so focused on putting out products for everyone they lost focus on business.
Business is all about turning a profit. When you have a product that is producing a great profit, you maximum it's profitability through economies of scale. That is you mass produce it until it doesn't make sense.
You might think that Samsung is doing this which they are in many products with the exception to phones and tablets. Samsung has far too many 10" tablets available and many of them have similar specs. For example the Tab Pro is almost identical to the Note 2014 with the exception to the S Pen. I understand the 12.2" Note Pro as it is different from all other tablets with the size and capabilities of 4 windows on a screen. Other than the 12.2" Note Pro, the Pro series of Samsung tablets is a waste and not thought out very well being introduced between the Note 2014 and the Tab 4.
Samsung's tablet division made similar mistakes as the cell phone division. The Galaxy S and the Note are the 2 phones that Samsung is known for. The rest of the phones that Samsung manufactures are junk including the Mega which is like throwing a sumo wrestler in a game of jepordy against Payton Manning. The Mega might dwarf the Note, but the processor, RAM and screen quality is horrible and frankly give it's owners a poor image of Samsung.
Samsung should only produce 2 phones for every carrier: Galaxy S and the Note. If the price is too high for a prepaid carrier then they should buy last year's model. A premier model should not be introduced that has better graphics or anything as it should be held for the next year's version.
Besides reducing the number of variants of tablets and phones, they should stop tinkering with the software. S Voice might have came out before Google Now, but Google has proven to be the best at apps and everyone else is so far behind. Trash S Voice, S Translate, and everything else including TouchWiz so they can focus on doing what they do best: Building the best devices available.
K.I.S.S = Keep It Simple Stupid