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[2]: Aaaand no-one cares
by krreagan on Thu 17th Apr 2014 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Aaaand no-one cares"
krreagan
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2008-04-08

tizen is pure linux, using same technologies as modern linux distros will. android simply deviates too far from it.

And you think Tizen/Samsung will be will be any different then Android/Google?? Samsung will advertise it as open then if it gets any traction it will be locked down even tighter than Android! Samsung has no love of OSS. At least Google acts like they GAS even if in reality they don't!

Samsung is aiming for an ecosystem the likes of iOS. The problem is that they don't have the following to drive a closed ecosystem.

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RE[3]: Aaaand no-one cares
by somebody on Thu 17th Apr 2014 20:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Aaaand no-one cares"
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

And you think Tizen/Samsung will be will be any different then Android/Google?? Samsung will advertise it as open then if it gets any traction it will be locked down even tighter than Android! Samsung has no love of OSS. At least Google acts like they GAS even if in reality they don't!

Samsung is aiming for an ecosystem the likes of iOS. The problem is that they don't have the following to drive a closed ecosystem.


and you think samsung will be the only one shipping it? i'll buy phone which fits in one of these 2 conditions
- is open
- i can change firmware with tizen variation of my choice (same as people now use cyanogenmod, just having damn lots more options)
at least the second condition will show up really fast

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RE[4]: Aaaand no-one cares
by swift11 on Fri 18th Apr 2014 13:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Aaaand no-one cares"
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2012-08-23

Tizen is a Linux Foundation/Tizen Association OS: impossible to lock down, which is very important for these guys btw: https://automotive.linuxfoundation.org/

Edited 2014-04-18 14:05 UTC

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RE[4]: Aaaand no-one cares
by krreagan on Fri 18th Apr 2014 21:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Aaaand no-one cares"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Why do you think Samsung is spending all this money on it... So they can let everyone have it as well... I doubt it!
They will either lock it down or it will fragment so it's no better then Android.
Either way its a dead end.

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