Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Oct 2013 22:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Systena began shipping what appears to be the first new mobile device to run the Linux-based Tizen OS. Aimed at developers in Japan, the Systena tablet runs Tizen 2.1 on a quad-core, 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 system-on-chip, features a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) display, and offers 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Is anyone here using Tizen? Is there even something you can run it on besides this tablet?

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by patrix on Sat 26th Oct 2013 10:07 UTC
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I had a chance to use this tablet at the Japan IT Week expo in Tokyo, a few days ago. Talk about sluggish and unintuitive. Couple of buttons that I wasn't too sure what they did when I press them and then I couldn't tap on any apps after that, I had to press the "settings" button again. I guess the button was to rearrange icons on the homescreen?

Then a tiny back button appearing at the bottom right, which when in a browser is a bit confusing, because it doesn't bring back in the pages but brings back to the homescreen.

And the whole experience, on a quad-core Exynos, was sluggish. Note quite as sluggish as Ubuntu Touch on a Tegra 3, but nothing like Android or iOS on quad-core CPUs... Got frustrated and moved on to other booths lol

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