Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Mar 2013 17:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yesterday, during the most insane launch event in the history of technology, Samsung unveiled its next big flagship, the Galaxy S4. I really couldn't care less about this new phone - another plastic phone that looks exactly like its predecessor - but the flurry of interviews with Samsung executives that followed is far more interesting. With them, Samsung has repositioned Tizen - and if you connect the dots, something interesting is starting to appear.
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RE: About apps
by KLU9 on Fri 15th Mar 2013 19:34 UTC in reply to "About apps"
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Not having used Google Play or the alternatives, I can only go by reports.

Which seem to indicate that life without Google Play is definitely possible, the example being China, where Android usage vastly outstrips iOS, WP, BB etc but Google Play use is minimal. Already 140 million Android users there, with probable growth in the next few years of at least dozens of millions per year.

Chinese users seem to prefer competition rather than being locked into one walled garden of an official app store, be it Google Play, iTunes etc

Some articles from Tech in Asia on this:

"Dear Apple, Amazon, Google: Here’s Why Chinese Consumers Hate Your Ecosystems"

"10 Alternative Android App Stores From China"

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