Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 21:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Huge swathes of the interface are remarkable only by their familiarity: a home screen with a grid of apps; a single navigation button to take you back to this screen or alternatively to a multi-tasking screen by way of a long press; and a top-to-bottom pull-down for notifications and quick access to settings. It's basic, but it represents pretty much what all these new operating systems are supposed to be: ways of getting functionality that is at least close to Android but without all the licensing costs associated with running Google services." A lobotomised iOS/Android mashup. This is completely void of personality. Still, it looks like this is Samsung's future (guess who was wrong).
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Things for Tizen
by przemo_li on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 11:17 UTC
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Better differentiation for OEM. (With andi you can do only so much).

Better support for low end hardware. (Again with andi you can do only so much)

Independence from Google. (Good for OEMs, must have for carriers)

OEM support (quite a few Top10 OEMs are interested).

Carrier support (quite a few big carriers are INVOLVED in Tizen development, that is better than carrier support for Android, and unbeatable by MS/Apple stance toward carriers)

Smartphone market should triple (TRIPLE like in x3) before it reach "stable" 2bln annual sales level (low end IS the biggest factor there).

Carriers want real 3rd alternative. There is non currently (MS as always project theyir pipedream here, but...) WinP8 is too closly tied to Skype (or can be), BB aim at corporate/mid-higer end and do not give much voice to carriers. So Tizen/Sailfish (if it will go for mid/low markets), Firefox OS. STILL have spot to take.

Also do note that Smartphone DUOPOLE in low end change into MONOPOLE of Android. Pushing OS that is suitable there is of utter most importance for carriers. So they will push a little harder for OS that can deliver there.

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