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 Luminair
by Luminair on Tue 8th May 2012 19:52 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

android and ios were designed and built for shitty hardware with small screens. that WAS fine. but now it is becoming a liability. and it is hard to fix.

tizen doesn't need to be consolidated into those ranks.

hardware is quickly racing ahead of the sketchy software smartphones use today. anyone developing a more advanced software platform right now is looking to the future.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by shmerl on Tue 8th May 2012 19:53 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I'd say mobile Linux in general, not just Tizen.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Neolander on Tue 8th May 2012 23:58 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

You know, I really don't think that hardware evolves as quickly as you say. Or, more precisely, that it evolves fast enough to withstand whatever load software is going to put on it.

It's 2012, and Android and iOS still require lots of tweaking to reach the battery life and performance that Symbian used to reach on similarly-priced hardware in its days, in spite of benefitting from the latest advance in processing and battery technology.

Even Microsoft, which used to be the biggest proponent of heavy software that is "optimized" for the latest hardware, seem to take a leaner approach to software development these days.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 9th May 2012 02:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

you are in for a treat then, as the future is bright and full of surprises for you!

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by zima on Tue 15th May 2012 23:59 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yup, just like those shitty commodity PCs became tangled in their obsolescence, and workstations are still thriving...

Plenty of people (often those to which costs matter a great deal) have yet to adopt Android and such (but probably Android, typically), bringing with them still massive advantages & dominance from economies of scale. All while battery tech hardly improves.

And anyway, Tizen is apparently a variant of Touchwiz, which goes down to so called "feature phones" (like Samsung Star or Corby http://www.mobile-review.com/review/samsung-star2-s5260-rev-en.shtm... ), plus heavy reliance on a browser-based tech (it's not like Android and such don't have decent browser engines)

Edited 2012-05-16 00:10 UTC

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