Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Oct 2013 22:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Systena began shipping what appears to be the first new mobile device to run the Linux-based Tizen OS. Aimed at developers in Japan, the Systena tablet runs Tizen 2.1 on a quad-core, 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 system-on-chip, features a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) display, and offers 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Is anyone here using Tizen? Is there even something you can run it on besides this tablet?

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Intentions
by Jbso on Sat 26th Oct 2013 16:12 UTC
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Given the string of delays, I can't help but wonder if Samsung has abandoned the idea of Tizen as smartphone OS and is instead looking for other viable markets. I know the Tizen website mentions in-car infotainment (whatever that is).

It could also be just a backup plan for any scenario they might need an OS and not have a suitable one available. But it's hard to think they plan to dethrone Android with such a lack of urgency.

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RE: Intentions
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 26th Oct 2013 19:29 in reply to "Intentions"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Android is already picking up steam in the automotive infotainment sector ( infotainment means it is the primary interface for the stereo, navigation, heating, cooling, and many other car functions. There are other systems in place right now, but Android looks fairly attractive to many people in the space.

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RE: Intentions
by leos on Sat 26th Oct 2013 21:54 in reply to "Intentions"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Given the string of delays, I can't help but wonder if Samsung has abandoned the idea of Tizen as smartphone OS and is instead looking for other viable markets. I know the Tizen website mentions in-car infotainment (whatever that is).

It could also be just a backup plan for any scenario they might need an OS and not have a suitable one available. But it's hard to think they plan to dethrone Android with such a lack of urgency.


Tizen is part of Samsung's risk management plan. It's very unlikely that they would actually push it, but they keep it on simmer as a relatively cheap way to have a backup in case something catastrophic happened with Android (burdensome patent issues, Google pulling out, whatever). So they keep Tizen around with a couple hundred thousand a year investment as a backup plan that could be pushed into shape if necessary.

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RE[2]: Intentions
by darknexus on Sun 27th Oct 2013 05:52 in reply to "RE: Intentions"
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2008-07-15

Tizen is part of Samsung's risk management plan. It's very unlikely that they would actually push it, but they keep it on simmer as a relatively cheap way to have a backup in case something catastrophic happened with Android (burdensome patent issues, Google pulling out, whatever). So they keep Tizen around with a couple hundred thousand a year investment as a backup plan that could be pushed into shape if necessary.

Even that doesn't make sense, seeing as how Samsung could easily just decouple Android from Google and run their own ecosystem from it which is something they'd have to do with Tizen anyway.

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