Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 21:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Huge swathes of the interface are remarkable only by their familiarity: a home screen with a grid of apps; a single navigation button to take you back to this screen or alternatively to a multi-tasking screen by way of a long press; and a top-to-bottom pull-down for notifications and quick access to settings. It's basic, but it represents pretty much what all these new operating systems are supposed to be: ways of getting functionality that is at least close to Android but without all the licensing costs associated with running Google services." A lobotomised iOS/Android mashup. This is completely void of personality. Still, it looks like this is Samsung's future (guess who was wrong).
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RE[2]: Android has the apps
by oiaohm on Wed 27th Feb 2013 00:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Android has the apps"
oiaohm
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2009-05-30

Exactly. This is why Tizen makes zero sense.

Why wouldn't they reuse the already vetted and very good Android userspace stack and just fork that away from Google?


Little problem Tizen is still a Linux Kernel.

OpenMobile's Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) is an Android userspace stack for a Tizen.

So Tizen runs Android, html5 and Tizen applications and possibly more.

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RE[3]: Android has the apps
by Nelson on Wed 27th Feb 2013 00:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Android has the apps"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Just what consumers want, a bunch of different looking+feeling app ecosystems with differing performance characteristics and interaction paradigms.

This is a dumb idea.

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RE[4]: Android has the apps
by oiaohm on Wed 27th Feb 2013 01:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Android has the apps"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

Nelson

Just what consumers want, a bunch of different looking+feeling app ecosystems with differing performance characteristics and interaction paradigms.

This is a dumb idea.


Remember Android is Linux at core. So its performance characteristics come party from that core.

Samsung has proven you can place window controls around android applications without issues.

Dumb idea then Windows and OS X should have stopped being used by users years ago. Windows and OS X are full of applications using different looking and feeling application ecosystems.

Normally it comes down to will it run the apps I want. Not if they are consistent.

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