Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2014 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe.


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RE: Aaaand no-one cares
by somebody on Thu 17th Apr 2014 10:03 UTC in reply to "Aaaand no-one cares"
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No-one cares. Why? Because the market it already saturated with competing smartphone OSes. From the big 3 systems (iOS, Android, WP8.x) to the smaller players such as BB10, Sailfish OS, Firefox OS etc etc, there's just too many systems. Much like we saw in the personal computer boom in the 80's, there will be a plethora of different mobile OSes as companies latch on to a completely new platform. Some will die a premature death, some will be stillborn, and some will live on for another 20 years. Whilst I cannot see Apple or Google's mobile offering fading out in 10 years, I doubt i'll be saying the same about Tizen.

i for one care and reason why is really simple. tizen is pure linux, using same technologies as modern linux distros will. android simply deviates too far from it. and don't mistake this as me saying it is bad what they did. in the time they did it, they had 0 choice. putting x11 instead of creating surfaceflinger on phone would be disaster, not creating binder would be same. that probably goes for most things where they deviated from ordinary tech of the time. only problem is that all that is completely restricted to what android needs and how android needs

if i'd choose phone today, i'd go for wp probably even though i don't like or use windows. same app everywhere is simply beneficial in too many ways. but, since i can wait i'll opt for tizen

when i look at tizen, i simply see too many possibilities what can one do with phone. i really hope i could finally get to year 2000 where i simply connect my phone to wi-fi, log into remote session from computer and do some work (with normal apps). tizen and support for multiseat might just enable me to do that. and running android apps on tizen was never a problem so that also takes care about "yeah, but does it have...?"

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