Quick leasson learned
Wow!! I don't think there are many examples of companies discountinuing after only a few months in the market, but in the market world of tablets/smartphones, if you don't hit the mark in the first 90 days, changes are you're not getting very far (the Amazon Fire is a clear example of when you hit the mark).
If Samsung was clear that the Alpha was a proof of concept, then ok, they get a pass. But if the folks in there R&D were truly betting on it's success....well...let's say that department got overturned.
Microsoft has had a similar experience with the Surface, where the Surface 3 is a clear departure of what they were aiming for at the beginning.
So let's see what Samsung ends up doing