Tuesday , June 5 2018

Samsung Exits Australian Market

Samsung Experience Store - Maribyrnong

Samsung‘s Australian PR company this morning announced that the Korean electronics giant will exit the Australian market prior to the release of the Galaxy S 4 and will not bring the device to Australia.

In a short statement released to the press, Samsung noted that it “doesn’t like any of the Australian carrier logos, nor the locals’ pronunciation of ‘kimchi'” and that it did not want to invest time and resources in “optimising the Galaxy S 4’s gyroscope to handle being carried in a kangaroo pouch”.

While this is disappointing news, it’s understandable given Australians’ increasing preference for kangaroo-powered public transport in major cities. Samsung has granted exclusive distribution rights for the Galaxy S 4 to Kogan, saying “they’ll probably import it anyway, so we may as well make it official”.

The Samsung Experience stores in Sydney and Melbourne have had 10 year lease extensions taken out today and will be converted into the world’s first Smiggle Megastores.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

29 comments

  1. Another pathetic article….seriously why make up this crap??? What is your source??
    You could at least make it something unbelievable like “Samsung S4 will have Teleportation feature, just like Star Trek”

  2. If North Korea nukes South Korea, they may have to exit all markets, not only the Australian.

  3. Along with Motorola, who next

  4. Fuck you for wasting my time! That was terrible and not funny in any way!

  5. I actually nearly fell for it. Wow.

  6. I am going to accept that fact that I am an idiot for asking this but, is this really an April fools joke? If not, WTF!! I am a staunch Samsung/Android user/fan and this behaviour is not cool; i’d hate to have to go back to iOS (shivers).

  7. Galaxy S Fan boy

    I was about to cry, but luckily sanity prevailed….lol

  8. haha, interesting. Well, I am the Store manager of the Samsung store in Melbourne, and this is news to me! Nice April fools. 🙂

  9. Happy April Fool’s Day everyone!!!

  10. disqus_9hiDuQyzWe

    Not really cool

  11. LOL I was thinking WTF until I read a little bit more! lol I forgot today was april fools! lol Obvious, yes, but you had me thinking for a second.

  12. Happy April Fools to all the Ausdroid team 🙂

  13. Meh, doesn’t concern me. Was going to upgrade to an iPhone next anyway. Android has really fallen behind in the past few years.

  14. Awesome work jase – good news for all of us using kangaroo balls as phone cases!

  15. An April fools prank that couldn’t have been more obvious.

  16. April FOOLS! 🙂

  17. Definately April Fools Joke

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