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.
Thread beginning with comment 565170
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: patents
by bryanv on Fri 21st Jun 2013 02:57 UTC 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.

Reply Parent Score: 8

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.

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[6]: patents
by No it isnt on Fri 21st Jun 2013 14:29 in reply to "RE[5]: patents"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

There are no licensing fees to Android. There would be to Tizen, however, if it were to run Android applications flawlessly. Plenty of applications depend on things like Google Maps, which is not part of the base AOSP distribution (and without which Android pretty much sucks).

Oh, and before Android is "holding Samsung back", Tizen at least will have to catch up with it. Which it won't -- ever. Hell, Tizen hasn't even caught up with MeeGo Harmattan.

Reply Parent Score: 4