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[2]: Surprise!
by wannabe geek on Sat 16th Mar 2013 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Surprise!"
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Granted that Samsung's Android dependency is way different then e.g. Nokia's WP dependency cause Samsung has the Android code and licensing allows them to turn that everytime into an own product, to drive forward, to extend from the Kernel to the UI. But its still a competative advantage Google has. They could stop opensourcing newer versions or just publish them month after Moto uses it already.


I still don't see how this move makes sense. Even if Google took that course, Samsung would just have to maintain an Android fork with no help from Google. Is that really worse than developing something else from scratch?

OTOH, this would make sense if Samsung is planning to do something which is easier in Tizen than in Android for technical reasons rather than licensing ones.

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