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[5]: google stupid
by Moochman on Sat 16th Mar 2013 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: google stupid"
Moochman
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Applications making use of the NDK generally do so in order to make them more easily portable. So they won't run on Tizen out of the box but they should be pretty easy to port regardless.

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RE[6]: google stupid
by moondevil on Sat 16th Mar 2013 13:22 in reply to "RE[5]: google stupid"
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2005-07-08

Who will be porting them given the braindead C++ environment in Tizen, inherited from Bada?

Edited 2013-03-16 13:24 UTC

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RE[7]: google stupid
by Moochman on Mon 18th Mar 2013 13:05 in reply to "RE[6]: google stupid"
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2005-07-06

Maybe 90% of all apps that use the NDK are games. And based on my information I am 95% sure that these won't be too hard to port. OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0 is in there, and apparently even Qt and GTK apps will still run, so it seems that standard GCC and other standard Linux bits are all included. On top of that Samsung aren't stupid and I highly doubt they would shoot themselves in the foot by making it harder to port games than it needs to be.

As for hybrid (non-game) apps, maybe it's a different story, but seriously, I doubt the lack of these few apps will mean the downfall of the entire OS...

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