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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch 112

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the enlightenment-deemed-too-cool-for-you dept.
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 pieterh (196118) on Monday July 28, 2014 @06:07PM (#47553815) Homepage

    Samsung never intended to release a Tizen phone. They were the ones who leaked the design and photos. The whole point of Tizen was to get a stick against Google, after they bought Motorola. Samsung are/were paranoid that Google would give Motorola preferential treatment, and that Android was becoming a toxic platform for them. Tizen was their insurance. Google got the message and Samsung killed most of their Tizen team and went back to focusing on Android.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @06:12PM (#47553847)

    I am tired of Google's insistence I owning and tracking everything I do, and I would be happy to leave them behind for my own privacy benefit. I have no desire to move to Apple's walled garden either. I want the flexibility to do what I want with my device, and the privacy to know that my personal data and habits are not being tracked for the purposes of trying to sell me more crap I don't want.

    Captcha: Vanities

  • Re:No ! Try not ! (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @06:52PM (#47554053)

    What I meant with this (arguably crappy) citation is that if Samsung wants to try Tizen, they
      must embrace it fully, put all their weight, spends years and billions of dollars on it.

    Making an obscure handset with no application is pointless.

    It is not just about marketing. They must bet a lot, or decide to not even try.

  • Re:Windows Phone? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by wertigon (1204486) on Tuesday July 29, 2014 @03:53AM (#47555729)

    Because of the Carrier boycott.

    Windows Phone will most probably never see double digit market share. The reason? Skype. Microsoft owns Skype, the single biggest threat to current carrier revenue. The Skype/VOIP revolution will happen, but if you were a carrier, would YOU invest in technology that would kill you off, long-term?

    Tomi Ahonen has a rather complete rant [blogs.com] about this topic from late 2012, and very little has changed since then.

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