Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 11:56 UTC, submitted by nej_simon
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Tizen reached 1.0 only recently, but there's already a Tizen Conference going on - and during that conference, Samsung had a relatively barebones reference device running Tizen 1.0. The Handheld Blog has a seven minute video of the device in action, and while I'm very happy big players are investing in all these alternative platforms, I do have to wonder - how viable are they?
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Comment by RichterKuato
by RichterKuato on Tue 8th May 2012 13:55 UTC
RichterKuato
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2010-05-14

I'm not sure about the viability of Tizen either but I also don't know much about Samsungs strategy with it either. So far I'm impressed that they've built their own OS rather than acquire a company that built one.

A video I just saw suggested that it'll target high end devices. For that to work out it'll need to come bundled with some very compelling software from the start and be marketed accordingly. So far that is something RIM doesn't even seem to be doing right. Not a surprise given that building your own killer applications is difficult and expensive.

I'm hoping to be surprised here.

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RE: Comment by RichterKuato
by moondevil on Tue 8th May 2012 15:13 in reply to "Comment by RichterKuato"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I don't see Samsung being able to deliver a Tizen based mobile that developers will care to develop for.

In the end is about the applications and how nice the phone looks, not about the freedom of the underlying OS.

Sadly Tizen will follow Meego footsteps to oblivion.

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RE[2]: Comment by RichterKuato
by shmerl on Tue 8th May 2012 19:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by RichterKuato"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

There is hope that Plasma and Nemo will eventually get to working on the mature handset OS. So far most efforts go into the tablet design.

Edited 2012-05-08 19:52 UTC

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