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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So what?
by Sodki on Sat 16th Mar 2013 04:19 UTC
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So what if Samsung goes all Tizen? Assuming Dalvik compatibility, Android apps will still work. It's the same as having two Linux based operating systems, but with different Desktop Environments. Everything still works, so no problem.

Since we're removing Google services out of the equation, I don't get this fear about Android and Google, as if Google could suddenly control everything you do with the platform. Android is still Free Software, you can do whatever you want with it, except calling your Android, because of trademark issues. Heck, Samsung could base their next phone off CyanogenMod and it would feel just the same.

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RE: So what?
by moondevil on Sat 16th Mar 2013 07:45 in reply to "So what?"
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Except the applications compiled with the NDK.

- Same CPU architecture will be required

- The same dynamic libraries need to be available

- Android does not mimic a Linux distribution and some things just are in different places or done in a different way

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RE[2]: So what?
by cdude on Sat 16th Mar 2013 11:47 in reply to "RE: So what?"
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NDK-apps or those Dalvik-apps using JNI to access bundled native libraries. There are lots of them.

Theoretical they could also ship a ABI compatible NDK.

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RE[2]: So what?
by Luke McCarthy on Sat 16th Mar 2013 13:24 in reply to "RE: So what?"
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An Android environment could easily by emulated with chroot.

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