Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Feb 2014 23:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Unlike the original Galaxy Gear, which has a full build of Android 4.2.2 on board, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are running the Tizen OS - an open-source OS Samsung played a big hand in developing. That's good and bad, of course. It's great for those who have been waiting to see Tizen on a mainstream product (insofar as smartwatches are mainstream, we suppose) and bad for the tinkerers. That's also led Samsung to drop "Galaxy" from the product name.

I don't care much about the Gear, but I like that Samsung is finally using Tizen for something.

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Not Galaxy
by Jbso on Mon 24th Feb 2014 00:45 UTC
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The most interesting thing to me is that Samsung is evidently committed to using the Galaxy brand only for Android products. I think that's probably wise, to avoid tarnishing the name. It will, however, make it even more difficult to launch a Tizen phone if they still intend to do so.

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RE: Not Galaxy
by moondevil on Mon 24th Feb 2014 07:21 in reply to "Not Galaxy"
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I doubt they will find developers willing to embrace their Bada C++ based dialect.

Most of us are quite happy to have seen Symbian C++ and Symbian influenced Bada C++ go to oblivion.

Tizen native documentation is time travel to Bada C++ documentation, no thanks.

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RE[2]: Not Galaxy
by jgfenix on Mon 24th Feb 2014 08:35 in reply to "RE: Not Galaxy"
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I thought that Tizen was based on the Enlightment foundation libraries.

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