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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Surprise!
by wargum on Sat 16th Mar 2013 10:14 UTC
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Well Thom, I gotta admit you surprised me with this article. I was expecting another baseless article on how Samsung is so scared of Google and wants to be more independent, where being scared is the only argument. But these comments from Samsung officials are pretty interesting.

Still, I don't believe Samsung will push Tizen as hard as some may think. I still see it more like a backup strategy move. I mean, just look at the success Samsung has had with Android over the years. It's phenomenal by any measure! I think they will be pragmatic about it, going forward. As long as Google doesn't p*ss them off, they will happily use Android and sell like crazy. In Tizen itself I still don't see how this offers anything unique from Android other than having some tools for Linux Geeks that Android lacks.

But interesting times, indeed!

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