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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch 112

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New submitter tekxtc (136198) writes Slashdot has reported in the past that a Tizen phone is coming and that the design and photos leaked. But, it has just been announced that the launch of the first Tizen phone has been delayed because of Tizen's small ecosystem. Should it ever ship? Haven't Android and iOS completely cornered the market? Is there any hope for the likes of Tizen, Firefox OS, and Windows on phones and tablets?
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @06:41PM (#47553657)

    Microsoft doesn't get it, Android is the new Windows of the phone world. Compatible & Powerful, thats it. Apple is the premium. What is Microsoft going to be??

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @06:45PM (#47553693)

    Who says there can be only two 'ecosystems' If that was true Microsoft and Apple would control everything. Then Linus Torvalds proved that 2 ecosystems was not enough and people are still spouting this nonsense.

  • by Dan East (318230) on Monday July 28, 2014 @07:01PM (#47553777) Homepage Journal

    Apple didn't come from behind in the smartphone market. They created the market. Microsoft and Blackberry had the bulk of the market share, both based on old OSes that had been stagnant for quite a while with no real innovation. Blackberry didn't even offer a touch screen device yet, and Microsoft's could hardly even be used without a stylus.

    Apple introduced revolutionary new hardware - capacitive based multitouch technology - which IMO was one of the primary reasons for the success of the iPhone. The other was an OS UI built from the ground up for touch interface. That was a knockout combination.

    So no, Tizen doesn't have much chance unless they can bring revolutionary advancements, either hardware or software, like Apple did (and they brought both at the same time).

  • Re:Well, (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @07:02PM (#47553785)

    >>and Windows
    >
    > Yes.

        Hope of what? Of creeping up to 4% of the market, while losing MS millions in the process? MS has deep pockets, but they are not stupid. The only uncertainty is exactly when they will plug the plug.

  • If they just unlocked the bootloader on the rest of their phones and encouraged people to download and try Tizen on their formerly-android phones, it could grow the ecosystem fast. Just market it as a "now with no google spyware" phone, and I think many will go for it.
  • by msauve (701917) on Monday July 28, 2014 @07:06PM (#47553809)
    "Apple didn't come from behind in the smartphone market. They created the market. "

    Well, that's one view into the reality distortion field.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @08:09PM (#47554133)

    Really? There were phones with bitmapped displays and capacitive multi-touch screens before iPhone? Please enlighten us.

  • by icebike (68054) on Monday July 28, 2014 @08:33PM (#47554311)

    Just because there is a large competitor, you do not quit. Apple didn't and came from behind several times. Now if it is not profitable, let it go, but don't just give up and give it all to App/Goog(le) without a fight. Besides, 1% of a lot of people is still a lot of people.

    You've totally been taken in by Samsung.
    Tizen was never meant to ship. Tizen is a threat weapon that Samsung cranks up each time Google thinks of asserting some authority
    over Android. Its simply a boogie man waiting in the wings in case Samsung doesn't get its way. It doesn't have to be viable, or even
    cost effective. All they have to do is trot it out and demonstrate something, ANYTHING once in a while.

    As long as Google plays along, Tizen will never launch.

  • by gmhowell (26755) <gmhowell@gmail.com> on Tuesday July 29, 2014 @09:50AM (#47556803) Homepage Journal

    "Apple didn't come from behind in the smartphone market. They created the market. "

    Well, that's one view into the reality distortion field.

    And I bet if he had said something along the lines of "Apple came from behind in the smartphone market and knocked the heretofore industry leaders on their asses", you'd have an equally useless and snarky rejoinder.

    Sometimes the inverse RDF is just as strong as the RDF itself...

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