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Touchwiz eye cancer.
To me, Tizen is basically what MeeGo would be if you ripped out all the good bits (Qt with QML, full Linux compatible distribution, etc) and really only does what Firefox OS can do. HTML5 is not really a good platform for applications. No matter how much some people want it to be.
Not entirely true. Tizen has a Native C++ API. https://developer.tizen.org/documentation/dev-guide?redirect=https~*...
Being unremarkable also can equal very intuitive to use.
The most popular OS before Android and iOS was symbian. Symbian was not known for its fancy looks.
We have been in need of a good plain looking phone.
And now Symbian is near death.
I see you still think that Symbian was viable after all... (and you overlook that its app ecosystem wasn't really very lively)
Did you ever use Symbian? It wasn't very pleasant...
One theory is that Samsung want to sweep Tizen for Android on their phones, and hence need same UI as for Android. (Add to it Samsung own app store, and compatibility with Android apps, and Samsung could defeat Google over singe night...)
Other is that using current UI from Android was easy, and could cut "deliver to the market" time.
Except they still need to get apps for Tizen and I doubt anyone would like to use the Bada SDK for it.
If Samsung were to swap Tizen for Android, the collective yawn from the world's developer communities would be deafening. I don't know about anyone except Samsung and Intel that wants Tizen.
Well, at least they have Unity.
As for C++, every time I look at their documentation with hopes they got something sane, it brings back bad memories of Symbian C++ with their two step construction, placement new, naming conventions to denote method behaviors and many other headaches.
Which developer in their sane mind whats to work with that again?
That is not "every Game Engine" especially when half of those are stupid HTML/JS frameworks like Sencha that no one will touch.
The other one is a generic Game Maker which isn't very good from what I've used it, and its honestly not very good.
Unity and Project Anarchy are the only two competent offerings there, and even that isn't a whole lot. Certainly not every game engine.
Marmalade is actually layered on top of Cocos-2dx but thats never been performant (check Cut the Rope on Windows RT)
The text doesn't say anything special. It says you can see the UI v. 2.1 and check the new S-Voice for Tizen.
It also says that on the Tizen conference on May 25th will be given 500 phones to the first ones (it doesnt specify in what) and he's gonna try to get one so he brings it back to Greece.
Anyway, enjoy the pics