Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Mar 2013 17:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yesterday, during the most insane launch event in the history of technology, Samsung unveiled its next big flagship, the Galaxy S4. I really couldn't care less about this new phone - another plastic phone that looks exactly like its predecessor - but the flurry of interviews with Samsung executives that followed is far more interesting. With them, Samsung has repositioned Tizen - and if you connect the dots, something interesting is starting to appear.
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RE: google stupid
by BrianH on Fri 15th Mar 2013 19:01 UTC in reply to "google stupid"
BrianH
Member since:
2005-07-06

You caught the part in the article where they mentioned that Tizen runs Android apps, right? It wasn't in the first paragraph, it was in the read more section.

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RE[2]: google stupid
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 15th Mar 2013 20:13 in reply to "RE: google stupid"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah it "runs android apps" But that's different from shipping with google play.

The same apps that I hear about from friends that haven't converted to a tizen won't show up in whatever app store.

Some people will have problems with that. Sales guys at the cell stores will get confused, and eventually stop trying to sell them ( like they did with windows 7 phones).

Despite those problems, I'm pretty sure the event yesterday proved to me that samsung is stupid enough to do it. That was a lot of marketing hype for such little substance. And to think that they'll probably repeat it for tizen! crazy.

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RE[3]: google stupid
by cdude on Sat 16th Mar 2013 17:25 in reply to "RE[2]: google stupid"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

App store as delivered on Android is an app. That app could be easily extended or be replaced to fetch apps from whatever store including supporting more then one store.

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RE[2]: google stupid
by JAlexoid on Fri 15th Mar 2013 22:59 in reply to "RE: google stupid"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

No it doesn't. It's OpenMobile's ACL commercial piece software(that was never demonstrated to run any app compatible with even 4.0 and never at acceptable speeds) that should run on Tizen, among other platforms.

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RE[3]: google stupid
by judgen on Sat 16th Mar 2013 02:55 in reply to "RE[2]: google stupid"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

To be honest, Dalvik is opensource. And if a few enthusiasts can get most apps to run on even x86 i bet Samsung could solve that "hurdle" as well...

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RE[2]: google stupid
by divide_by_zero on Mon 18th Mar 2013 03:55 in reply to "RE: google stupid"
divide_by_zero Member since:
2009-07-11

Thanks for calling attention to that, but I will believe it when I see it.

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