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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RE: Intentions
by leos on Sat 26th Oct 2013 21:54 UTC in reply to "Intentions"
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Given the string of delays, I can't help but wonder if Samsung has abandoned the idea of Tizen as smartphone OS and is instead looking for other viable markets. I know the Tizen website mentions in-car infotainment (whatever that is).

It could also be just a backup plan for any scenario they might need an OS and not have a suitable one available. But it's hard to think they plan to dethrone Android with such a lack of urgency.

Tizen is part of Samsung's risk management plan. It's very unlikely that they would actually push it, but they keep it on simmer as a relatively cheap way to have a backup in case something catastrophic happened with Android (burdensome patent issues, Google pulling out, whatever). So they keep Tizen around with a couple hundred thousand a year investment as a backup plan that could be pushed into shape if necessary.

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