Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st May 2017 21:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

However, the Z4 will also run Tizen 3.0, and as the developer's notes for the latest version of the OS show, the software is getting some pretty interesting new features. It now supports Khronos’ new graphics API Vulkan, which should provide a boost to mobile gaming; and the open-source web runtime Crosswalk, which should make for a smoother internet-browsing experience. Version 3.0 also adds support for 64-bit Intel and ARM CPUs; multiple users on a single device (take that iOS); and voice control via S Voice. Of course, not all of these features will be available on the Z4, but the handset will be the first to feel at least some of these benefits (Vulkan being the big one).

I want one of these Z phones, but they are pretty much impossible to come by.

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Pass
by Lazarus on Mon 1st May 2017 22:36 UTC
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RE: Pass
by Morgan on Tue 2nd May 2017 02:24 in reply to "Pass"
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2005-06-29

That's a shame, because Samsung hardware is generally (minus the Note 7 of course) solidly built and even their cheaper phones are nice. A Samsung smartphone without Android would be a perfect backup phone for someone like me, but I wouldn't touch it after reading about all the bugs and gaping holes.

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RE[2]: Pass
by leech on Tue 2nd May 2017 05:19 in reply to "RE: Pass"
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2006-01-10

Well first off, the Note 7 WAS solidly built, just the batteries that were 3rd party (both times) weren't.

Secondly, I'm pretty sure they've patched their TVs and such since that article (at least my TV had an update, though I hardly even turn that one on).

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RE: Pass
by abraxas on Thu 4th May 2017 00:26 in reply to "Pass"
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2005-07-07

I was about to post the same thing. Tizen is great if you like your OS to be swiss cheese.

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