Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jul 2014 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Samsung has delayed its first Tizen phone yet again (this one).

The official launch was to come at Thursday's event for Tizen developers in Moscow, complete with market-ready products. But, in an echo of Samsung's most recent failure to launch a Tizen smartphone - in Japan earlier this year - the launch was canceled just days earlier.

Samsung provided no concrete date for the rollout of the commercial version of the phone at the developer summit but said in a statement Thursday that "the smartphone will appear on the Russian market later, when we can offer our users a fullest portfolio of applications".

While few people will care about this delay, there is one small group to whom this will be devastating news.

In all seriousness, nobody - not even Samsung itself - sees Tizen as a serious option or competitor to Android, and this news only serves to make that even clearer. Certain people keep trying to posit Tizen as some sort of huge threat to Android or as a sign that Samsung is seriously considering dumping Android (presumably thereby crippling Android and Google), but anyone with even the remotest bit of sense realises this makes about as much sense as a software patent.

No amount of wishful thinking is going to make Tizen happen.

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Meanwhile...
by ronaldst on Sat 12th Jul 2014 00:04 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

Mozilla is working on Firefox 2.0. And has handsets (Flame) on the market.

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RE: Meanwhile...
by moondevil on Sat 12th Jul 2014 06:44 in reply to "Meanwhile..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Still curious if they will manage to sell more than WebOS.

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RE[2]: Meanwhile...
by microFawad on Sat 12th Jul 2014 10:24 in reply to "RE: Meanwhile..."
microFawad Member since:
2005-12-09

People from developed countries may not hear much news about Firefox OS because Mozilla is not targeting them. Firefox OS is already successful in third world countries and that's the Mozilla's initial target.

I recommend you to check Firefox OS 2.0 because from this version lot missing features are filled. Before that some basic features were missing. Secondly version 2.0 is aesthetically pleasing and have good performance.

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