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: Comment by NuxRo
by Moochman on Sat 16th Mar 2013 11:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by NuxRo"
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I'm not so sure. Their Smart TV software is a mess and there's quite a difference between making a skin for Android and having the software engineering chops to build a whole OS stack from scratch (although in truth there are many years of Maemo/MeeGo engineering behind the facade of Tizen). Samsung's S-Pen custom apps have also gotten consistently middle-of-the-road reviews. And I can't shake the feeling that Tizen is still first and foremost an experiment; they're not betting the company on it.

Once Tizen's actually released we'll be able to tell for real what software engineering and interaction design skills they are able to bring to the table; till then it's all speculation.

Edited 2013-03-16 11:26 UTC

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