Samsung makes good hardware, sometimes great hardware. The screen on the Galaxy Tab S is exquisite. And yet while it depends on Android, the company is not master of its own destiny in the device market. This makes it vulnerable to low-cost phone and tablet makers at the bottom end and unable to compete with a full user experience at the high end where Apple dominates.
Samsung needs to get its own Tizen OS cooking or resign itself to a Nokia-like future.