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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RE[2]: You don't need a reason
by zima on Tue 15th May 2012 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE: You don't need a reason"
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What Samsung should have done was take their existing Bada and scale it up - I would have also replaced the Linux kernel with something like a BSD so that drivers etc. don't need to be re-invented every time the operating system is upgraded.

No known bada device has the Linux variant - they all run on top of RTOS.
Samsung here "migrates" to Linux - they don't see what you mentioned as that much of a problem, and/or they prefer Linux for other reasons (and it's not like they don't know about BSDs - copyright notices on bada devices show they use some code from FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD)

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