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[2]: google stupid
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 15th Mar 2013 20:13 UTC 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[4]: google stupid
by Laurence on Sat 16th Mar 2013 17:40 in reply to "RE[3]: google stupid"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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.

The Play store isn't open source - in fact I don't think it's even free either. There's a few Android apps provided by Google that I believe come with licences (Youtube, Play store, etc).

So there might be a case where Google turns around and tells Samsung that they either ship Android or have to source apps from a 3rd party repository. Leaving users in a situation where they have to manually install the Play store if they want access to it (like Kindle and some unbranded / cheap Chinese tablet owners have to).

Edited 2013-03-16 17:40 UTC

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