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[5]: Aaaand no-one cares
by somebody on Sat 19th Apr 2014 08:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Aaaand no-one cares"
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Why do you think Samsung is spending all this money on it... So they can let everyone have it as well... I doubt it!
They will either lock it down or it will fragment so it's no better then Android.
Either way its a dead end.

you must understand following about samsung, lg, vodaphone... investment in tizen. it is not single investment, but rather double
- tizen as platform where they CAN'T lock down tizen since it is contained out of completely open source stack
- their custom software running on top of it where they CAN and WILL lock down their interface in 99.9% of chance.

if i go with custom tizen, that also means that tizen i use needs to have custom software. same as cyanogenmod has its own components (no difference). except you're not locked down to one solution only. also, you assume i need the apps provided by android, i don't. i would much rather cherry pick the few i really need (for example contacts, calendar, notes... that can be synced with ownCloud on my servers)

but, difference from android is that you can use already existing phone interfaces since you support linux stack 100%.... like my definite choice
enlightenment on my phone that would be sweet
there is a shitload of phone interfaces for linux, not to mention i already named all steps to bring 100% native android on tizen

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