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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RE[3]: Tizen is a hedge
by mbpark on Mon 28th Oct 2013 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Tizen is a hedge"
mbpark
Member since:
2005-11-17

Nelson,

When I was in Paris last year, I noticed that you could not walk 100 feet in the Metro without running into an advertisement for the Asha phones or a store selling you one for 89-119 euro.

The fact that there is a phone platform out there with modern-ish features and great battery life that Microsoft now owns is a paradox. I want to see the Q3/Q4 to see how successful it is.

If it is as successful as I think it will be, then I see it being sold to someone who will actually do something with it (maybe even a Finland gov-sponsored entity). Otherwise, I expect it to be killed, either by incompetent management like the Kin/Danger, neglect, or just arrogance.

BTW, when Intel gets up to speed on tablet chipsets, NVidia is going to have to watch out. So will Qualcomm. Intel and Samsung have complementary technologies in that space. Who else makes competitive LTE chipsets (and I don't mean Broadcom - that company is toxic)?

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RE[4]: Tizen is a hedge
by unclefester on Tue 29th Oct 2013 05:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Tizen is a hedge"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

When I was in Paris last year, I noticed that you could not walk 100 feet in the Metro without running into an advertisement for the Asha phones or a store selling you one for 89-119 euro.


You can now buy very capable unlocked dual core (even quad core) Android phones for less than those prices.

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RE[5]: Tizen is a hedge
by Moochman on Tue 29th Oct 2013 17:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Tizen is a hedge"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Exactly. In comparison to commodity Android phones the Asha phones are practically a joke, both in terms of hardware and software... And I don't see how all the advertising in the world will make up for the fact that the touch iteration of the Asha OS is essentially a brand new platform with de facto no app ecosystem...

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