Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 16:39 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You'll be forgiven for thinking Tizen is dead and resting in the large cemetary of failed mobile operating systems. Not only has the Tizen SDK 2.0 alpha been released, with highlights that include broader HTML5 support, USB accessory function support, web UI framework, Tizen web API's, improved IDE and development tools, but also an actual (insert rumour) phone, named the GT-i9300_TIZEN. Yup, an SIII running Tizen.
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by Radio on Thu 27th Sep 2012 17:24 UTC
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I was thinking "wow, they want to put it on high-end hardware, they are really betting on it and giving the finger to Google!", and then I realized it has maybe more to do with economies of scale (recycling existing hardware) - because they don't want to invest in Tizen-specific hardware - and knowing that this is an uphill battle, so they better offer a nice hardware to compensate all the shortcomings of Tizen (including and not limited to mindshare)...

And HTML5 being slow (except when running in FirefoxOS).

Maybe also, they want to see if customers can make a difference between Touchwizz-hiding-Android and Touchwizz-hiding-Tizen.

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