- 02-26-2013, 07:40 PM #7
- 02-26-2013, 08:30 PM #13
I'm not sure you get it.
Tizen is specifically built with zero elements that are potentially copyrighted. It also can run Android apps with no issues. Add in that the steering group (and the sponsors) consist of Samsung and Intel and I think the intention is pretty clear.
Samsung launches a few Tizen phones to gain experience and make sure everything works. Once they are sure they put TouchWiz on it and ditch Android. That way they no longer get sued, no longer have to pay license fees and also are no longer beholden to Google. They'll just open their own app store and make it super easy to put Android apps in it.
- 02-26-2013, 09:30 PM #14
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- 02-26-2013, 10:29 PM #17Carrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- 02-27-2013, 12:23 AM #18
Sorry but your assumptions fly in the face of everything marketing surveys say about the smartphone buying public. For the most part they don't care what the OS is - all they care about is the hardware and if it has their favorite apps. Samsung is far and away the #1 smartphone OEM in the world and has already built a distinct brand awareness to its Galaxy smartphone line. So yes people think more about it being Samsung than about it being Android.
RIM and Microsoft aren't valid examples here either - RIM lost its userbase through neglect and outdated technology. Microsoft is basically starting over and actually the WP8 sales figures show they are gaining some traction. Remember the only thing Android has had going for it was really that "it's not iOS". Well, Tizen offers that same benefit without the issues surrounding licensed technology.
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- CrackBerry Abuser
02-27-2013, 03:02 AM #21
- 437 Posts
RE: Tizen...do not like
The average consumer wouldn't care whether it's a tizen or an android. They will buy it because it's Samsung. And it's not that Samsung is apple. But Samsung covers every price point so quickly and so effectively with their godly supply chain that it will just sell.
- CrackBerry Addict
02-27-2013, 03:55 AM #22
- 502 Posts
You mean it looks a bit rounder than BB10, modern ? don't think so, i mean, HOME BUTTON, and for multitasking, PRESS AND HOLD HOME BUTTON, to bring you up to a LIST of apps. lol more modern really ?? don't make me laugh, that looks like a gameboy UI compare to BB10
- 02-27-2013, 07:08 AM #25
It looks like Android 2.1 now, but the final version will almost certainly have Samsung's TouchWiz UI on it to give it a more familiar feel to consumers. Also, contrary to what someone said before me, Android apps can't run natively, they have to be converted. There was a CNET article this morning that confirms that in an interview with a Korean game developer that ported one of its games over to Tizen.
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