Samsung’s a company of shameless copycats. They’ve ripped off the iPhone. They’ve ripped off the Mac mini. They’ve ripped off the iPhone 3G. They’ve ripped off the iPad Smart Cover. Heck, they’ve even ripped off Apple’s commercial actresses.
So it’s kind of nice to see Samsung ripping off someone else for a change. That all said, this is beyond parody: Samsung is now looking to create its own social network, and their top-super-secret codename for the endeavor? “SAMSUNG FACEBOOK.” You can’t make this stuff up.
Samsung is reportedly looking into creating its own social network to tie in with existing devices and services. The new social network, code named “Samsung Facebook”, is said to be an eventual competitor to Facebook that would be accessible on smartphones, cameras, and televisions. The company is interested in further social features after the success of its ChatOn messaging platform, available on multiple smartphone operating systems.
A couple of thoughts:
1) Isn’t the entire point of a codename to obscure the project you’re working on from spies and outsiders? Way to go, geniuses: no one will see past this subtle and devious subterfuge.
2) Anyone want to bet on whether or not Samsung’s codename for the Galaxy S was “SAMSUNG IPHONE?”
- Source Slashgear