Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jan 2014 23:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

NTT DoCoMo has shelved plans for a March launch of a smartphone featuring a new operating system called Tizen, dealing a blow to one of the platform's key backers - Samsung

Japan's largest mobile carrier said Friday that the Japanese smartphone market wasn't growing fast enough for it to support a third mobile operating system, a reference to Apple's iOS operating system and Google's Android, which powers the majority of Samsung's devices. In explaining its decision, DoCoMo cited research by IDC Japan showing the country's smartphone market in the April-to-September period grew only 2.2% from a year earlier.

"The market is not big enough to support three operating systems at this time," DoCoMo spokesman So Hiroki said Friday.

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I think the problem here is peoples comfort zones as well. I have heard a lot of people who complain that Microsoft controls all with Windows, and that Apple controls all with Mac OS X. Yet, they are ready to turn their attention and wallets to Google, Apple and Microsoft in terms of their devices. I had a Symbian phone until 2014, I recently had to get a new one. But the point being, if people are tired of big companies controlling their technology and computing environments, why do they keep going back time after time? Why are people so scared to invest in smaller companies? Those questions need to be addressed.

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