Anonymous, 23 May 2015You're underestimating the role Samsung and Intel have in Tizen development. The OS may be ... moreOh, did I? Then again, 'governing bodies and/or developers'. Thanks for the elaboration though. I replied: 'Samsung and Intel among others are the governing bodies and/or developers'. You replied: 'You're underestimating the role Samsung and Intel have in Tizen development'. You merely thought my reply had a taint of underestimation to Samsung and others involved or had a mark of reproach to your previous comment. I was not discounting your previous comment, do not get me wrong. But I could only guess, it all started when I mentioned, 'IIRC', at the beginning of my reply which may or may not have compelled you to clarify on all things, Tizen
Anonymous, 23 May 2015IIRC, Samsung does not own Tizen OS (not even solely). It was a project by Linux Foundation. S... moreYou're underestimating the role Samsung and Intel have in Tizen development.
The OS may be free-to-use, but the Technical Steering Group composed of Samsung and Intel controls which code gets implemented into the OS. That means they get to control the architecture of the OS, something Samsung can't do with Android.
The open-source community can submit code as a recommendation to improve a certain part of the OS, but ultimately, it is up to Samsung and Intel if they want to implement that recommended code or code their own version.
The open-source nature of Tizen is only its free-to-use nature and its open source-code.
The SDK is also under a Samsung license.
Anonymous, 22 May 2015Of course. Google is now competing with Samsung's Tizen OS, which will be integral in Samsung'... moreIIRC, Samsung does not own Tizen OS (not even solely). It was a project by Linux Foundation. Samsung and Intel among others are the governing bodies and/or developers
Anonymous, 22 May 2015Of course. Google is now competing with Samsung's Tizen OS, which will be integral in Samsung'... moreI enjoyed BADA O/S and although limited for apps the Samsung Wave was a quality smartphone with metal body,good battery ,720p video recording ,shutter button and top of the range screen.
I am all for Tizen or anything new ,,these O/S will not be around for ever ad even todays smartphone is boring. The market has stagnated and I am getting bored( so are many others too).
Of course. Google is now competing with Samsung's Tizen OS, which will be integral in Samsung's IoT future.
The Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 already sold 500,000+ units in India alone and became the best-selling smartphone model in Bangladesh for Q1 2015.
So far, Tizen has only been released in those 2 countries, but a global Tizen phone should be released later this year or early next year.
Not only will they know where you go, what you say and what you buy, now they will now everything: how many times you brush your teeth , what you have in the fridge, what you think ..
did u read in the article anithing about IoT runing on phones? at least learn to read so u can bitch about android properly...
ZionCity, 22 May 2015My first full fledged PC had 8MB of RAM a 128MB HDD and that bad boy could run games, work stu... moreIN fact RISC OS a full fledged WIMP desktop OS runs from a 4MB ROM! It was the very first (desktop) OS for ARM-devices (originally ARM2 8MHz). I'm sure quite a few Raspberry Pi owners have come across it. Needles to say that current RISC OS implementation is nothing like that OS from the early nineties. The current ROM-image is nowadays about 2,5MB for the core RISC OS ROM for a RPI.
brayom, 22 May 2015wow. who would have thought? life changing comment *face palmwow and your comment is even smarter ... now my life has a meaning because of you ... s..
hendrik, 22 May 2015Talking about 32MB of RAM.. You all seemed to forget that Playstation 2 console had only 32... morePlaystation 2 was a more dedicated device, I can say without investigating that the Playstation had a graphics engine, hardware developed, that permits to the console to display graphics in a more efficient way instead of CPU RAM usage. That thing (the engine) is not exactly what all the smartphones have, not to mention that they are now more general purpose oriented (not only calls and messaging but also WEB navigation, music, games, etc)
Android is a horrible OS. They should start something from scratch that is specifically tailored towards low power, simple devices.
You dont't need a webcam on your toaster or wifi on your toilet to tell you that you forgot to flush.
Really wish more phone companies would avoid google products as they are flat out horrible. They should of stuck to theyr search engine and mailing system.
For those blabbering about how Android is too big to work in 32mb of ram, this will not be Android, it will be Brillo.
Android normally includes GAPPs (calendar, email, play store, browser), which an IoT device wouldn't need.
Android normally includes the Android Framework (phone dialer, activity managers, resource managers), IoT devices don't need these either.
Even many of the android libraries wouldn't be necessary (eg. openGL framework, sqllite, webkit).
Take away all that, the OS that we call Android gets much smaller.
That android version will be very very good if it only uses 32mb of the smartphone's 3gb ram.
3ngin33r, 22 May 2015"Android" name is used for marketingwow. who would have thought? life changing comment *face palm
Talking about 32MB of RAM..
You all seemed to forget that Playstation 2 console had only 32MB RAM, yet it delivers top notch quality games..
Smartphone todays have gigabytes of RAM but, well, you can see yourself how 'good' smartphone games, eh?
bobby21, 22 May 201532mb ram?
What will happen to android as we know it, that only runs fluently on octa core an... moreThat's funny..
The iPhone 6 is a good phone, but a good midrange phone (it is still quite limited)..
Calling it "the best smartphone ever" is quite a stretch isn't it?
My first full fledged PC had 8MB of RAM a 128MB HDD and that bad boy could run games, work stuff and play crappy video and music. So a IoT micro PC running on 32MB is nothing to be impressed by. You can do a bunch of stuff with 32MB specially for the type of things IoT is intended to do.
I am going to take a wild guess that you are the same BobbyBuster on PA...
If so, I shouldn't even bother answering, but I will for the sake of other readers....
This new OS will not be destined for Mobile phones, it is for appliances and other objects that may become more useful by being connected to the internet or to each others...
Regarding to Android for smartphones, it will keep getting better and smarter, faster than what Apple does...
Indeed it needs more RAM and processing power to do actual smart things, instead of having lower specs like the iPhone for doing only feature-phone task...
I love driving my car using waze and having a couple of floating apps at the same time one for whatsapp and one for music so I can just take a glance and see everything without having to interact with my phone...
I also love having many apps running and many browser tabs loaded without having to go back and reload every time because my phone indeed has 2 GB of RAM instead of the puny 1 GB that the iPhone offer... It is simply not enough