Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 11:56 UTC, submitted by nej_simon
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Tizen reached 1.0 only recently, but there's already a Tizen Conference going on - and during that conference, Samsung had a relatively barebones reference device running Tizen 1.0. The Handheld Blog has a seven minute video of the device in action, and while I'm very happy big players are investing in all these alternative platforms, I do have to wonder - how viable are they?
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Neolander on Tue 8th May 2012 23:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Neolander
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You know, I really don't think that hardware evolves as quickly as you say. Or, more precisely, that it evolves fast enough to withstand whatever load software is going to put on it.

It's 2012, and Android and iOS still require lots of tweaking to reach the battery life and performance that Symbian used to reach on similarly-priced hardware in its days, in spite of benefitting from the latest advance in processing and battery technology.

Even Microsoft, which used to be the biggest proponent of heavy software that is "optimized" for the latest hardware, seem to take a leaner approach to software development these days.

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