Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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RE[2]: patents
by No it isnt on Thu 20th Jun 2013 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE: patents"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

I'll just make the bold bet that Samsung will never replace Android with Tizen.

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RE[3]: patents
by moondevil on Thu 20th Jun 2013 21:28 in reply to "RE[2]: patents"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Me too.

Tizen is just another dead born project to join Maemo and Meego.

From the outside it looks like a few telecomunications projects I took part on that kept R&D busy for years without real customers on the outside.

No sane developer will pick it over the existing operating systems for native apps and for web based ones, it does not offer any advantage anyway.

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RE[3]: patents
by bentoo on Thu 20th Jun 2013 23:49 in reply to "RE[2]: patents"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

I'll just make the bold bet that Samsung will never replace Android with Tizen.


I could see it happening. Since Tizen can be TouchWiz'ed and run Android apps the users would not even notice.

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RE[4]: patents
by bryanv on Fri 21st Jun 2013 02:57 in reply to "RE[3]: patents"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

It's the "Plan B" or negotiating leverage. When Google wants to put the screws to their largest outside OEM, Samsung can look Google square in the eyes and say, "We don't care. We'll just use our own thing. Oh, and it runs your applications."

They use tizen. They just use it for leverage rather than product development.

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RE[4]: patents
by libray on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 22:28 in reply to "RE[3]: patents"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

If so many consumers know enough about the inner workings so much that anyone "could see it happening" then it's not a worthwhile project.

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