According to global consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Samsung ranks third in innovation just behind Apple and Google.
The US based consultancy polled 1,512 senior executives in over 20 markets for this year’s survey of the World’s top 50 innovative companies and the Korean technology giant moved up eight places from a year ago, to close the ranks with its Cupertino based rival Apple with whom it is fighting legal suits across the world and Google, whose Android OS powers Samsung’s phenomenally successful Galaxy range of smartphones.
Status quo of the top two ranks remains constant with Apple retaining the top spot for eighth consecutive year and Google staying as runner-up since 2006.
Apple retained the top post for the eighth straight year, while Google maintained the runner-up position since 2006. While Microsoft is ranked fourth, followed by Facebook (fifth), IBM (sixth) and Sony (seventh).
The rise in Samsung on the innovation index is a clear indication that Samsung once regarded as a fast-follower is emerging as a market creator through product and technology innovation.