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Samsung And Docomo Reportedly Working on Tizen Phone 88

sfcrazy writes with this excerpt from Muktware: "Samsung, which became a market leader thanks to Android, is reportedly working on a smartphone powered by Linux-based Tizen operating system. The company is working with NTT Docomo to create a Tizen powered smartphone. ... Samsung already has its Bada operating system which it uses in some devices. Samsung was expected to merge Bada efforts with Tizen but there has been no attempt in that regards. How Samsung, the Android market leader, positions this phone and creates an app ecosystem around it will be interesting to watch."
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Samsung And Docomo Reportedly Working on Tizen Phone

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  • by gmuslera ( 3436 ) on Wednesday January 02, 2013 @11:09AM (#42450261) Homepage Journal
    is called HTML5. A lot of the stack can be found and used elsewhere (i.e. Apache Cordova [apache.org]) and shared by a lot of mobile OSs (webos, tizen, bada, sailfish, mer, and probably others, and more important, could be installed in the other platforms, including desktop.
  • by horza ( 87255 ) on Wednesday January 02, 2013 @11:14AM (#42450287) Homepage

    Going to tizen.org web site, they seem pretty determined to hide information from potential developers. It's not until you get down to the tutorials that they admit supposed "apps" are just html and javascript pages. I can't see a future for a platform with no apps apart from toy ones. I guess it's aimed at dumb-phones given away free by the carriers, but a phone with no apps is going to be a hard sell.


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