Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 08:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "This release includes many new features and improvements over Tizen 1.0 released in April, and Tizen 2.0 alpha in September, 2012. As a Tizen 2.0 developer, you will find strong HTML5/W3C APIs and a new native framework." Are any of you doing any Tizen-related work? How is it?
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Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Wed 20th Feb 2013 15:10 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Samsung has again proven with this laughable SDK that they don't have the engineering chops for something like this.

While the mobile Linux movement is largely coalescing around QML and Qt, Samsung goes off and does their own weird thing and ends up with this Frankenstein OS made up of Bada and Tizen.

This is dangerous for anyone who supports Tizen because it means they spent over a year sunk into a ridiculous amount of duplication of effort and technical missteps.

This abortion of an OS needs to go. How is it that a startup like Jolla can do more with Sailfish than a huge multinational conglomerate can do with Tizen?

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 20th Feb 2013 20:54 in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Additionally what does this say about Intel? This is only their third linux distro that sucks.

I just don't think Intel cares about getting linux based products to market. Maybe they have always been trying to stall until their chips can compete with arm? I don't know, but I think I'll avoid any of their current or future smart phone offerings.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Wed 20th Feb 2013 21:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Intel needs to stick to providing hardware direction and making reference devices for other platforms.

I'm not entirely sure the value Intel even sees here, I'm sure they love Linux, it shows by the work they put back into it but they frankly shouldn't be wasting time with these science projects.

Picking Samsung as a partner for this shows they have very little in the way of common sense. They're pretty much the worst partner. There's a GSIII bug that if you copy and paste too much, you will screw your device until you factory reset it.

WHAT kind of engineering is that?

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by chithanh on Wed 20th Feb 2013 22:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

I just don't think Intel cares about getting linux based products to market.
Intel's last attempt to enter the handset market failed miserably when Nokia dumped MeeGo for Microsoft. Now they are in bed with Samsung, and their engineers have to endure a lot of abuse for it:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIwMDU

But Intel are desperate to get into the mobile business and so they keep on coming back. How desperate is illustrated by the fact that Qualcomm passed Intel in market cap last year.

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