Taking full control of the platform : Samsung to quit Android ?
Samsung to Sell Tizen-Based Handsets After Motorola Deal - Bloomberg
Pops me three ideas:
1. Heins' "full control" strategy seems more than ever appropriate
2. Could be a very bad beat for Android driven devices ... and give (at least temporarily) some more room to RIM
3. No room for more than 3 platform ?
OneThe giant don't seem to belive this "old song" ... (nor Ubuntu)
- 01-05-2013, 09:59 PM #3
I doubt they'd give up on Android. It's not like they have an agreement with them.... it's a free platform. They're just looking at other options to pursue as Google starts, and have started, their quest for control.
- 01-05-2013, 10:11 PM #5
- 01-05-2013, 10:11 PM #6
there was already a thread about this before. They already sell bada phones so this would be no different. Just another line to add to their list of options IMO.
- 01-05-2013, 10:25 PM #8
- 01-05-2013, 10:28 PM #9
- 01-05-2013, 10:34 PM #10
I highly doubt Samsung will stop making Android devices. They are currently the number 1 Android manufacturer and It just doesn't make sense to just quit. Look at how highly anticipated the next Galaxy S device is amongst consumers. I think they are just trying to diversify their portfolio. They have Android and WP already, so why not a 3rd OS?
- 01-05-2013, 10:38 PM #11
all of googles "nexus" devices sell in poor numbers when compared to Samsungs and maybe some of HTCs too. its not that they arent great device because honestly the nexus line is spectacular. But many people just prefer to actually get a skinned device and the added features from those skins. I suspect its also because google doesnt advertise for their phones much. The carriers do some but not alot. You see lots of "Droid" advertising from VZW and tons of samsung galaxy and note adverts. Google has hit it big with the 2 nexus tablets but the phones just dont have the magic to the general population like it does to the dev population
- 01-05-2013, 10:54 PM #13
- 01-05-2013, 11:31 PM #14
Tizen *is* Bada (plus MeeGo and Moblin).
Samsung isn't going to give up on Android, but they're going to push Tizen hard. They want to reclaim a lot of their destiny, and after Google left them hanging with the Apple-Android lawsuit, while shafting them with the Motorola deal, they want more control over their own destiny.
Samsung made Android the dominant force that it is today, by making everything from super-low-end $99 prepaid phones up to the $800 Galaxy Note II phablets at the high end. I have no doubt they can create a market for Tizen devices, and perhaps even put Tizen in second place behind Android (and ahead of Apple). They have production, distribution and pricing power beyond the wildest dreams of RIM, Microsoft's Windows OEMs and even Apple.
- 01-06-2013, 02:57 AM #16
Apple gave Google the finger, maps and Youtube. Google gave Rim and WP etc the finger, multiple apps. Apple gave Samsung the finger, patents and reducing the parts count. Google gives everyone the finger, makes own devices. Blah blah... There just aren't enough fingers. I guess Samsung is just acquiring insurance.
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Or worse, if Google will probably start asking for money for Android. Now that manufacturers are "addicted" they'll start charging them.
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- 01-06-2013, 05:50 AM #20
- 01-06-2013, 06:06 AM #21
- 01-06-2013, 07:41 AM #22
Re: Taking full control of the platform : Samsung to quit Android ?
Lots of ill informed speculation here. Samsung would likely never drop android. Tizen like others have mentioned is just another option being used to cover as many bases as possible, especially since Tizen is a resource they have available to them for free.
Tizen devices are not meant to replace Samsung's android branded hardware at all. They are likely there to likely blossom another niche of users, such as they did with the galaxy note series (Samsung seems to be quite experimental when it comes to their products). Not to mention the relationship between Google and Samsung is likely better than its ever been (Samsung is currently manufacturing their nexus 10 tablet after all).
Not sure how anyone could seriously conclude Samsung is ending their Android lineup.
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- 01-06-2013, 07:48 AM #23
I certainly hope you're right. I love my Android Galaxy phones. And I can't wait for the Note 3....will be a difficult decision, Note 3 or SGIV.Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons; dragonslayers are crunchy, and good with ketchup
- 01-06-2013, 08:49 AM #24
Re: Taking full control of the platform : Samsung to quit Android ?
I highly doubt that it is meant to replace Android. Think of all the Android apps that people have bought for their Galaxy devices. Anyone who upgraded their Android phone to another has access to all the previously purchased apps. If they switch the OS, customers would lose all of their apps. That could backfire pretty quickly, as far as sales and customer loyalty go.
Look at how much of an issue BB10 has with people clamoring for apps on BB10. Some people don't think BB10 will succeed unless it gets apps like Netflix, Skype, and such. As good as an OS might be, it's the apps that can make or break it. How likely is Samsung going to be to drop access to all of the apps that Android brings?
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