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[4]: google stupid
by Laurence on Sat 16th Mar 2013 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: google stupid"
Laurence
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App store as delivered on Android is an app. That app could be easily extended or be replaced to fetch apps from whatever store including supporting more then one store.

The Play store isn't open source - in fact I don't think it's even free either. There's a few Android apps provided by Google that I believe come with licences (Youtube, Play store, etc).

So there might be a case where Google turns around and tells Samsung that they either ship Android or have to source apps from a 3rd party repository. Leaving users in a situation where they have to manually install the Play store if they want access to it (like Kindle and some unbranded / cheap Chinese tablet owners have to).

Edited 2013-03-16 17:40 UTC

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