Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 23:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Samsung, the world's largest seller of mobile phones, said it will start selling smartphones this year featuring the Tizen operating system backed by Intel. 'We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions', Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung said in an e-mailed statement today. The company didn't elaborate on model specifications, prices or timeframe for their debut." The odds for Ubuntu on phones just got worse. Great news for competition, though.
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by jemmjemm on Fri 4th Jan 2013 02:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
jemmjemm
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And there will be the release of Firefox OS somewhere in 2013 as well (and then Ubuntu Mobile in 2014). And all three - Tizen, Sailfish and Firefox OS will be a lot more hacker-friendly than Android currently is. I hope that hardware providers will not lock down their devices.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Fri 4th Jan 2013 19:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-07-06

OTOH I can imagine that so many choices will bring some confusion, so that average consumers will want to make sure their carrier is giving them an Android device...

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