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.

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    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!
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    Unbelievable
    Unbelievable
    7 years ago

    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”

    Jay Kean
    Jay Kean
    Reply to  Unbelievable
    7 years ago

    are you freaking joking? Its an april fools prank. Its not supposed to have a source, they made it up!

    ZN
    ZN
    7 years ago

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

    Shaun Brown
    Shaun Brown
    7 years ago

    Along with Motorola, who next

    Rb
    Rb
    7 years ago

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

    Rb cant take a joke
    Rb cant take a joke
    Reply to  Rb
    7 years ago

    Take a chill pill up your behind!

    Sean Royce
    Sean Royce
    7 years ago

    I actually nearly fell for it. Wow.

    John Christian
    7 years ago

    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).

    Adam Ricket
    Reply to  John Christian
    7 years ago

    Yes it’s an April Fools Joke 😀

    Galaxy S Fan boy
    Galaxy S Fan boy
    7 years ago

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

    preeou
    preeou
    7 years ago

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

    Indra
    Indra
    7 years ago

    Happy April Fool’s Day everyone!!!

    disqus_9hiDuQyzWe
    disqus_9hiDuQyzWe
    7 years ago

    Not really cool

    Jon
    Jon
    7 years ago

    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.

    gemini67
    7 years ago

    Happy April Fools to all the Ausdroid team 🙂

    Andy D
    Andy D
    7 years ago

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

    Nils Mueller
    Nils Mueller
    Reply to  Andy D
    7 years ago

    Quite the contrary

    Ray
    Ray
    Reply to  Andy D
    7 years ago

    Hahaha! Android falling behind? Are you for real? Go back to that rock you’ve hiding under.

    Andy D
    Andy D
    Reply to  Andy D
    7 years ago

    Lol, you guys, why so serious? I was about as serious as this news piece. Android4lyf.

    Jason Murray
    Jason Murray
    Reply to  Andy D
    7 years ago

    Andy, you have indeed pulled off the remarkable feat of pulling an April Fool’s joke in the comments section of an April Fool’s article. Well done, you’ve won today’s no-prize!

    GingerNutter
    GingerNutter
    Reply to  Andy D
    7 years ago

    haha you got em goood mate.

    Phil Tann
    Phil Tann
    Reply to  Andy D
    7 years ago

    I’d actually suggest that iOS has become stagnant and boring, with iOS adopting notifications in a very juvenile form I think it’s fair to say that Apple see Android as a genuine threat.

    Lachlan
    Lachlan
    7 years ago

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

    Nick Bellios
    7 years ago

    Who is Samsung?

    apsamrit
    apsamrit
    7 years ago

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

    Jason Murray
    Jason Murray
    Reply to  apsamrit
    7 years ago

    Subtlety was never the point of an April Fool’s prank.

    Fool
    Fool
    7 years ago

    Ha ha ha

    Dimi Hava
    Dimi Hava
    7 years ago

    April FOOLS! 🙂

    Tyrone Dallas
    Tyrone Dallas
    7 years ago

    Definately April Fools Joke