I think Samsung finally realized, that they cannot directly compete with Apple if they are depending on some other software manufacturer (google). Apple has a tangible behefit holding the hardware and the software development in one hand. If Sammy would write a decent OS and would include their own thoughts to fit that hardware with this new OS, then we would finally see brutal phones, which are not lagging, not draining battery, dont need tripple ammount of RAM to do the same as an iphone can. I am really fond of this idea!
The Tizen development environment is very nice. I had a lot of fun porting SmallBASIC, TapWrite and ScummVM to Tizen and can't wait till the platform goes live.
Vasanthallies, 08 Nov 2013It is nothing to do with open or closed source. It is about development. If tomorrow samsung w... moresamsung gets the updates from google as it's ready as does everybody else...it is a code which you have to compile and put together with all the different drivers to fit your phone...4.4 has been sent out to all the manufacturers..it is up to them now to start from scratch again...there is only one nexus brand which google makes the software for...even htc one/samsung gs4 GPE roms come from htc and samsung themselfs not from google that is why it takes time
Here is what's the problem with Android!
Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary
Don't get me wrong I love Android and have had quite few android phones (also windows) and right now I'm waiting for my Nexus 5.
But you have to understand the likes of Samsung when you read this!
infexis, 07 Nov 2013Funny thing, usually reviewers only complaints with Samsung devices are somehow related to Tou... moreThat would explain why TouchWiz is the world's most popular form of Android, going on how many phones Samsung sells.
glxy, 08 Nov 2013The source code for Android is available under free and open-source software licenses. How can... moreSamsung is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, Google rules them with an iron fist and forces them to use closed Android.
Remember how Google stopped Acer from launching the Aliyun phone?
Samsung copycat, look at the icons, theme, they are from Nokia n9, Samsung is only copying.
It is nothing to do with open or closed source. It is about development. If tomorrow samsung wants to make a 64 bit phone and google not able to provide a OS then it is a set back for them. Also samsung cannot push google for giving a OS in time.
Also samsung has already started pushing google for getting quick updates. And both companies are feeling the pressure.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2013Samsung is stupid if they go with tizen. I will NOT buy oneSamsung is not STUPID like Nokia.
What Sammy would do is, they would continue to make amazing Android Smart phones and along with that they would also try and introduce their own Tizen phones.
There is a big market for Tizen, because there are loads of people exhausted due to Android Lag issue & battery drain. I agree Android has plenty of Apps. But not all people use millions of Apps. If along with Tizen, Samsung can offer a few good Apps, then I dont see why, Tizen would not be selling like Hot Cakes.
People are tired of Android. Windows also sucks. Apple Rips you off your hard earned money in the name of innovation. All that everyone wants is a plain simple OS to make/ rec calls & texts and some few basic good Apps without any lags and no battery drainage issue. I see Tizen being the answer.
Accepting and trying new things is good.when competition become tougher end user gets a valuables,effective product,so it's a good sign.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2013Samsung is stupid if they go with tizen. I will NOT buy oneif no one try something new u gonna have the same 3 os in the next 100 years... and am sure sammy dont mind u not buying there product..... if it fails it fails but wat if it become successful??
tizen will fail. Bada customers, and there are millions of them, will never forget the way samsung abandoned them after taking their money. consumers who part with their hard-earned money will not forgive samsung for abruptly abandoning the wave phones.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2013Samsung is stupid if they go with tizen. I will NOT buy onewho cares
no samsung, I'm already disappointed with your Bada,don't want another promises, don't want to be on your another test project...stick with android lol
TIZEN is horrible!!, Samsung has never create in his history a good OS, remember BADA.... if samsung keep working on android they are top1 for next 10 years, else, another company will be top1 like HTC, SONY, etc. Android is the king