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 zima on Tue 15th May 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
zima
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Yup, just like those shitty commodity PCs became tangled in their obsolescence, and workstations are still thriving...

Plenty of people (often those to which costs matter a great deal) have yet to adopt Android and such (but probably Android, typically), bringing with them still massive advantages & dominance from economies of scale. All while battery tech hardly improves.

And anyway, Tizen is apparently a variant of Touchwiz, which goes down to so called "feature phones" (like Samsung Star or Corby http://www.mobile-review.com/review/samsung-star2-s5260-rev-en.shtm... ), plus heavy reliance on a browser-based tech (it's not like Android and such don't have decent browser engines)

Edited 2012-05-16 00:10 UTC

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