Samsung just finished a pretty rough financial quarter, but it's not out of the woods yet.. The company itself has just admitted it has a tough row to hoe for the second half of 2014. It's going to need to find a way to succeed in China in the face of low-cost competitors who are producing surprisingly decent phones of late. In the US, the impending release of a big-screened iPhone could put a serious hurt on what has been Samsung's best differentiator so far.
It's a lot to take on, but as we explained earlier today, Samsung is preparing all the right things to make it happen. Now it actually has to execute. Better software and better hardware materials will be key to making "an uncompromised phone that can outsell the iPhone because it truly is better." Best of luck, Samsung, you're probably going to need it.