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[5]: Aaaand no-one cares
by somebody on Sat 19th Apr 2014 08:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Aaaand no-one cares"
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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.

you must understand following about samsung, lg, vodaphone... investment in tizen. it is not single investment, but rather double
- tizen as platform where they CAN'T lock down tizen since it is contained out of completely open source stack
- their custom software running on top of it where they CAN and WILL lock down their interface in 99.9% of chance.

if i go with custom tizen, that also means that tizen i use needs to have custom software. same as cyanogenmod has its own components (no difference). except you're not locked down to one solution only. also, you assume i need the apps provided by android, i don't. i would much rather cherry pick the few i really need (for example contacts, calendar, notes... that can be synced with ownCloud on my servers)

but, difference from android is that you can use already existing phone interfaces since you support linux stack 100%.... like my definite choice
enlightenment on my phone that would be sweet
there is a shitload of phone interfaces for linux, not to mention i already named all steps to bring 100% native android on tizen

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RE[6]: Aaaand no-one cares
by moondevil on Sat 19th Apr 2014 11:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Aaaand no-one cares"
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The nice thing about hope, is how people keep believing into something until the very end.

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RE[7]: Aaaand no-one cares
by somebody on Sat 19th Apr 2014 22:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Aaaand no-one cares"
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i think you misunderstood me, since you probably are not wrong with what you tried to tell.

i couldn't care less about tizen as os. i care only about low level building stacks and the fact i could eventually put it on phone with ui+setup of my choice. something where android differs on way to low levels. with tizen there is at least wayland, gcc... which would require way less changes

samsung can keep whole api and mobile stack+lousy ui (they can lock it as much as they want), etc. i want distro base, package manager... and everything else that comes with it like on normal pc.

if i can't satisfy that on base tizen or on rooted with changed firmware on some community build,... then me having tizen is out of question and i need to look for other solution

Edited 2014-04-19 22:57 UTC

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