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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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by chithanh on Wed 20th Feb 2013 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
chithanh
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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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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 20th Feb 2013 22:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Holy crap! Has there been any explanation for that? What possible explanation is there?

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by moondevil on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I have seen this happen in many Fortune 500 companies that look at open source as a way to get free stuff, nothing else.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by chithanh on Thu 21st Feb 2013 23:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Has there been any explanation for that?
Explanation for what? Samsung's behavior? That is pretty typical for a company which does not have a developed open source culture. You see this sometimes when companies try to get their hardware supported in Linux: they dump a huge load of driver code onto the kernel maintainers which more often than not is so messy that it is rewritten entirely before being accepted.

Or explanation for Intel's desperation? Mobile is the future, and their execs have recognized this. The PC business is contracting and will never again reach today's levels. Intel's position in mobile is laughable, and they badly need to become relevant there - or else become irrelevant altogether.

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