In an interview to The Wall Street Journal, J.K. Shin, president of Samsung mobile division, said that the company is hiring software engineers and may also acquire other mobile companies and start-ups in order to keep up the pace with Apple's iPhone.
Samsung is known for giving focus on creating its own hardware and software, but Shin says the technology industry is developing so quickly that it's no longer relevant to keep your own community this closed, as it has become impossible to create everything "in-house."
“There are many qualified workers from India that are very skilled in software. And there are small companies that we can acquire that have good research and development capabilities," said Shin when The Wall Street Journal interviewer asked him if Samsung would buy technology from other countries.
When asked about the possibility of buying established companies, citing recent rumors about an acquisition of RIM, Shin denied Samsung's interests in buying sinking Canadian Research In Motion (RIM). While he agreed that Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility got Samsung on the edge, he does not think the company needs to buy something as "great" as RIM.