What's Next for Samsung's Mobile Products?

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Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky discusses hos outlook for Samsung's mobile products on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

The galaxy?

What do they have left do?

The could carpet bombed the landscape from sizes, color, form factors.

This will be a step back in some ways, which will be welcome.

They are going to go back to a little more google integration.

Probably more integration of google now.

A little less samsung customization and a bit more of the vanilla android experience.

I think it would make a credible nexus competitor.

Samsung and google signed a big patent licensing deal.

Google sold off the motorola handsets unit to lenovo.

Of how much danger -- given that context, how much danger is there of samsung stepping back from android and relying on their own operating system?

Now that they don't have google as the head competitor, the big risk is they don't feel any pressure to produce a more vanilla android experience and do these truly esoteric and bizarre customizations that have alienated a lot of customers.

I think what you will see instead is a lot more partnering and more of a pure android

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