It’s clear that the issues with Samsung run deeper than those raised by its legal fight with Apple. Yet while Apple is frequently upbraided in the press for conditions at its Chinese manufacturing partners’ factories and the environmental sustainability of its products, Samsung’s travails receive very little Western press.
As Apple’s only significant competitor in the tablet space – besides Google’s rather tasty Nexus 7 – and the only third party making real money from Android, Samsung should be more closely scrutinised.
If we work under the rule that successful companies deserve to be questioned and examined with a fine-tooth comb, Samsung is right where it should be. It just took Apple to finally call out what is clearly an ingrained, long-standing corporate culture of ripping off competitors by any means necessary.
[via Ian Betteridge]