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[4]: Android has the apps
by shmerl on Wed 27th Feb 2013 00:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Android has the apps"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Then you can rephrase it - Firefox OS runtime can become commonplace at some point. I doubt that will happen with Tizen, since they aren't openly developed and are for "partners only".

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RE[5]: Android has the apps
by oiaohm on Wed 27th Feb 2013 01:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Android has the apps"
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2009-05-30

shmerl

Then you can rephrase it - Firefox OS runtime can become commonplace at some point. I doubt that will happen with Tizen, since they aren't openly developed and are for "partners only".

https://source.tizen.org/

I don't know where you got that from about Tizen. Firefox OS and Tizen OS are equally open.

Both you can download the development tip of the repositories.

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RE[6]: Android has the apps
by shmerl on Wed 27th Feb 2013 02:19 in reply to "RE[5]: Android has the apps"
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2010-06-08

Tizen is significantly less open. Availability of code (in rare drop in fashion - i.e. no open development) doesn't help, but it has more issues than that:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_License

It only grants patents to Tizen Certified Platforms that pass the Tizen Association's compatibility test.


As a licence, it is unlikely compatible with requirements of the Open Source Initiative


In 2012 Legal Team of Linux Foundation's Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) devoted to licenses and copyrights associated with a software, expressed doubts regarding openness of the Flora License.


This looks to me like a reason why Tizen won't get wide traction, while Firefox OS runtime would.

Edited 2013-02-27 02:27 UTC

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