Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 23:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Samsung, the world's largest seller of mobile phones, said it will start selling smartphones this year featuring the Tizen operating system backed by Intel. 'We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions', Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung said in an e-mailed statement today. The company didn't elaborate on model specifications, prices or timeframe for their debut." The odds for Ubuntu on phones just got worse. Great news for competition, though.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 4th Jan 2013 01:12 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Jolla/Sailfish will probably be first, then Tizen and then Ubuntu? Sounds like 2013 will be a breakthrough for mobile Linux. I wouldn't call it "worse" - on the contrary. It should increase a list of Linux friendly devices.

Edited 2013-01-04 01:13 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by jemmjemm on Fri 4th Jan 2013 02:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
jemmjemm Member since:
2007-08-06

And there will be the release of Firefox OS somewhere in 2013 as well (and then Ubuntu Mobile in 2014). And all three - Tizen, Sailfish and Firefox OS will be a lot more hacker-friendly than Android currently is. I hope that hardware providers will not lock down their devices.

Edited 2013-01-04 02:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Fri 4th Jan 2013 19:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

OTOH I can imagine that so many choices will bring some confusion, so that average consumers will want to make sure their carrier is giving them an Android device...

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by moondevil on Fri 4th Jan 2013 22:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Jolla/Sailfish will probably be first, then Tizen and then Ubuntu? Sounds like 2013 will be a breakthrough for mobile Linux. I wouldn't call it "worse" - on the contrary. It should increase a list of Linux friendly devices.


Based on my experience in the telecommunications industry I am very septic any of these OS will win enough traction.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by Elv13 on Sat 5th Jan 2013 03:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

They wont, just as the N900 didn't, but for many, it's not the point. The N900 was the last hacker friendly superphone, the N9 was ok, but dead on arrival.

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Temptations
by fengshaun on Fri 4th Jan 2013 01:56 UTC
fengshaun
Member since:
2010-01-18

Now I'm being tempted to buy a phone just so I can play with these new toys! ;)

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HTML5
by swift11 on Fri 4th Jan 2013 04:42 UTC
swift11
Member since:
2012-08-23

HTML5 seems to be the new "lingua franca".

http://html5test.com/results/mobile.html
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Edited 2013-01-04 04:48 UTC

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