Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2014 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe.


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RE: Aaaand no-one cares
by unclefester on Thu 17th Apr 2014 08:02 UTC in reply to "Aaaand no-one cares"
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Samsung needs an alternative OS to Android as a Plan B. They cannot risk being totally reliant on Google.

Samsung is a highly diversified mega conglomerate that can afford to spend tens of billions of dollars to create and market a new phone OS.

I'm pretty sure Samsung wants to develop a strong brand loyalty to Samsung rather than Android.

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RE[2]: Aaaand no-one cares
by swift11 on Thu 17th Apr 2014 08:42 in reply to "RE: Aaaand no-one cares"
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yep but Tizen is financed by the Tizen Association, a drop in the ocean for these guys and it's part of their Linux R&D budget anyway.

I don't like Google's spyware aka Android, I prefer a Linux Foundation OS which is a good combo of web apps and Linux apps imo.

Edited 2014-04-17 09:01 UTC

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RE[2]: Aaaand no-one cares
by somebody on Thu 17th Apr 2014 11:11 in reply to "RE: Aaaand no-one cares"
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Samsung needs an alternative OS to Android as a Plan B. They cannot risk being totally reliant on Google.

if i'd have to guess, android was actually their plan B that proved as more successful than plan A while still retaining B marker. samsung would've definitely preferred os that they have a say in how it evolves. now, if you look at linux of that time, no way it could fit into mobile world.

going with custom os... too expensive

going with tizen now... completely different story. but, unlike story wants to point it out, it is not date related or "we will ship it" related. it is a waiting game where all parties simply wait for all legos to fit. systemd, wayland, kdbus are simply must have before shipping it unless plan involved gun/bullet/my foot/pain points. well, kdbus is not really necessary since there is binder already there, but it would sure be damn nice to have one ipc for all

i know that if i'd be manufacturing phones only logical step would be waiting for tizen 3.0, since it includes whole lot of necessary lego parts. as most important fact 2.x is still x11 and that is one thing you wouldn't want on phone. 3.0 is wayland and as such much more lightweight

Edited 2014-04-17 11:15 UTC

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