Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 23:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Tizen Greek Community has some screenshots of a very recent build of Tizen running on a Samsung GT-i8800. It looks wholly unremarkable.
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Its by design.
by przemo_li on Sat 25th May 2013 11:08 UTC
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2010-06-01

One theory is that Samsung want to sweep Tizen for Android on their phones, and hence need same UI as for Android. (Add to it Samsung own app store, and compatibility with Android apps, and Samsung could defeat Google over singe night...)

Other is that using current UI from Android was easy, and could cut "deliver to the market" time.

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RE: Its by design.
by moondevil on Sat 25th May 2013 11:24 in reply to "Its by design."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Except they still need to get apps for Tizen and I doubt anyone would like to use the Bada SDK for it.

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RE: Its by design.
by No it isnt on Sat 25th May 2013 15:32 in reply to "Its by design."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

If Samsung were to swap Tizen for Android, the collective yawn from the world's developer communities would be deafening. I don't know about anyone except Samsung and Intel that wants Tizen.

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RE[2]: Its by design.
by moondevil on Sat 25th May 2013 22:47 in reply to "RE: Its by design."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Well, at least they have Unity.

As for C++, every time I look at their documentation with hopes they got something sane, it brings back bad memories of Symbian C++ with their two step construction, placement new, naming conventions to denote method behaviors and many other headaches.

Which developer in their sane mind whats to work with that again?

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