Feeds

Foxconn daddy: 'Don't buy Galaxy S III, wait for iPhone 5'

No love lost for 'snitching' Samsung

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Samsung's highly anticipated Android-based Galaxy S III smartphone may be basking in attention that it's receiving during its official launch on Wednesday, but there's at least one top tech exec who's snubbing it.

Terry Gou, the "pugnacious" chairman of Hon Hai, the parent company of iPhone and iPad maker Foxconn, advises that consumers should skip Samsung's new flagship handset and wait instead for the iPhone 5, reports Focus Taiwan, citing the China Times.

Gou has no love for Samsung, calling it "a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors" – a reference to Samsung's outing of four Taiwanese companies in a 2010 EU flat-panel price-fixing investigation that resulted in a €434m fine.

The Hon Hai chairman – who has said that his lifelong goal is to defeat Samsung – confirmed that his company had cut a joint-venture deal with Sharp on Monday that he believes will allow Hon Hai to surpass Samsung in three to five years.

The deal will include a new flat-panel television assembly line to be built near Hon Hai's New Taipei headquarters, Gou said, which the China Times claims that "market sources" suggest will manufacture Apple's oft-rumored big-screen TV.

Gou, who is Taiwanese, further dissed Samsung, which is Korean, by complimenting Sharp, which is Japanese. "I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles," he said, "Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind."

Not that putting the boot to the Samsung's Galaxy S III during its coming-out party is a low blow, eh, Chairman Gou? ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot
Latest cleaner available for world+dog in September
prev story

Whitepapers

Best practices for enterprise data
Discussing how technology providers have innovated in order to solve new challenges, creating a new framework for enterprise data.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?