September 26, 2012 - 16:11 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Samsung Electronics said Wednesday, Sept 27, that it will hold a top-level meeting with its biggest software business partner Google, according to The Korea Times.
Samsung, which is the representative of Google’s Android community in an ongoing fight with Apple, is pulling Google into its battle to seek royalties for patents.
“I will meet Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday in Seoul,” said Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun at a launch event to unveil Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 held at the company’s main office in downtown Seoul.
Shin declined to give details, but stressed that strategic meetings with major carriers in the United States are set for next week.
Samsung has already been in talks for the development of modified products aimed at escaping from Apple’s design-related patents.
The Google representative arrived in Seoul late Tuesday and Schmidt will hold a news conference with local and overseas media at Google Korea headquarters, downtown Seoul to roll out its Nexus 7 tablet, here.
Lois Kim, the head of communications at Google Korea, refused to give any details about Schmidt’s plans during his stay in Seoul.
The top meeting comes after Apple faces becoming embroiled in a further clash after Samsung said earlier it was intending to sue the firm over technology patent violations in the new iPhone 5.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which was introduced at last month’s IFA technology fair in Germany, is a hybrid smartphone and tablet PC. The revised sales target by Samsung is based on Shin’s optimism for the success of the just-launched device.
“I have no doubt that the Note 2 will hit the jackpot. We don’t have any problems to sell over 3 million Note 2s during the first three months after the device was launched,” said Shin.
The Note 2 will be available to consumers in the United States from late next month or early November. Samsung plans to roll out the device in 12 countries via 260 clients.
The Note2 is powered by 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android software. The version included many improvements, including Google Now, Project Butter and Google Wallet.