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[3]: patents
by bentoo on Thu 20th Jun 2013 23:49 UTC 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"
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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[5]: patents
by bentoo on Fri 21st Jun 2013 05:15 in reply to "RE[4]: patents"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

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


I disagree. I think there will be a point soon when Google's Android is just holding Samsung back. And if they can leverage a compatible alternative that would avoid licensing fees it would make real sense to switch.

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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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