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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Comment by jphamlore
by jphamlore on Sun 27th Oct 2013 06:55 UTC
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I posted this in another forum back in August.

Here's a list of members of the Tizen Association:

Now if people had just been paying attention to what I have been saying for years, a lot of these names would look familiar and would be expected. What's the connection between these companies and why is one company not on the list? It's simple to anyone who knows computer history.

Tizen appears to be the OSF of the 2010s. As in the joke that OSF meant "Oppose Sun Forever" back when everyone in the Unix world was afraid Sun was going to establish a hegemony. They should call Tizen OQF because its membership list appears to be a who's who of "Oppose Qualcomm Forever."

Here's an easy example explaining the names:

"The fractious on-again, off-again love affair between NTT DoCoMo, Fujitsu and NEC has taken another turn. After dissolving a partnership to build a common LTE platform that included Samsung and Panasonic ..."

What an AMAZING coincidence that ALL FIVE of NTT DoComo, Fujitsu, NEC, Samsung, and Panasonic are all members of the Tizen Association. And who'd have possibly guessed that Intel and Sprint from WiMAX and Huawei would be in an association of companies that have an interest in LTE solutions beyond Qualcomm's? And the rumors are Verizon is looking into a gigantic buyout of Vodafone's stake.

But why is SK Telecom there? Don't they support CDMA and Qualcomm-chipset phones on their LTE network? Well, look at their Wikipedia article and what do we find:

"In August 2006, SK Telecom signed an MOU making it the first non-Chinese company to participate in the TD-SCDMA Project. Under the agreement SK Telecom will work with China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on development of TD-SCDMA ..."

If only there was an HTML5-based future phone system built around Qualcomm chips. Oh wait, there is one, the Mozilla phone.

As an update, NEC was on the Tizen Association Board of Directors as noted by:

Edited 2013-10-27 06:56 UTC

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RE: Comment by jphamlore
by Soulbender on Mon 28th Oct 2013 07:02 in reply to "Comment by jphamlore"
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They should call Tizen OQF because its membership list appears to be a who's who of "Oppose Qualcomm Forever."

and...that's bad? good?

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RE[2]: Comment by jphamlore
by Radio on Mon 28th Oct 2013 08:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by jphamlore"
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Qualcomm's dominance worries me far more than Samsung's.

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RE: Comment by jphamlore
by Moochman on Mon 28th Oct 2013 12:09 in reply to "Comment by jphamlore"
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Notice that nVidia isn't on there either. Understandably they don't want to have anything to do with an Samsung/Intel-led project...

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