If Samsung are serious about Tizen and want it to have any chance of succeeding, they need to put it on the best platform they can make, not a cheap entry level device. No developer is going to have anything to do with an OS associated with devices at the bottom of the market.
RalphEllis, 14 Jan 2015The key for Tizen phones will be 1) how well does it run on low end hardware and 2) will it of... moreif kiran user wants to use android apps , why do they need to buy tizen ?
assuming tizen is lightweight than android( which might not be the case ), running android apps will be resource consuming than how it runs in android
The key for Tizen phones will be 1) how well does it run on low end hardware and 2) will it offer basic Android compatibility at the start. Right now, only Windows 8.1 phones run really well with just 512M of ram. If Tizen can be more memory efficient than conventional Android and perform all the basic smartphone functions, it has a chance of succeeding in developing markets. There are plans from a company called Open Mobile to provide a compatibility layer for Android apps. That way no one can complain about not having some obscure app that counts how many Starbucks there are in Mongolia. Most people really use 20 apps or less but it is nice to have the wider choice available. When you run emulation though, you always reduce performance on those apps vs native apps.
Samsung has a possible future here if they are willing to spend the dollars developing it and if they can eventually get other manufacturers on board.
Oh dear, did Samsung just give up on design completely? I understand that it's a budget phone and all, but this thing looks like something from 2009 Samsung Star family. I'm not sure if you can make a smartphone look more dull.
Producer, take it for yourself; who do you think will buy your garbage.
An Intel Operating System without an Intel processor?, This thing is trying to crash before even launching huh!
Google??, 14 Jan 2015So google will release its apps for this or treat it just like windows phone?
they said Tizen can run Android's APK.
Athull, 14 Jan 2015Tell that to the Samsung Rex series users... This is typical Samsung experimentation and will... moreExactly dude. It's future is just next to bada. Although I still have bada 525 but can't sell it either coz the price is almost nil while can't even use that. It still doesn't supports whatsapp!
The Big Genius, 14 Jan 2015With a bit support of compatibility with few android apps, this phone will sell good and it it... moreandroid is responsible for samsungs success and not the other way ..
samsung couldnt able to sell any windows mobile or its own bada ..
average-joe, 14 Jan 2015Good riddance Google adware. Helloooo sweet smell of freedom. Unless Samsung start monetizing ... moreSaying a OS that allows you to build your own version for free, with or without the services you want shackles you? Priceless!
So google will release its apps for this or treat it just like windows phone?