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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch 112

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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  • Yes it should ship! (Score:5, Informative)

    by houstonbofh ( 602064 ) on Monday July 28, 2014 @06:37PM (#47553631)
    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.
  • by kuzb ( 724081 ) on Monday July 28, 2014 @07:08PM (#47553825)

    >Apple didn't come from behind in the smartphone market

    That's total bullshit. Microsoft was selling smartphones long before Apple ever was. The completely came from behind in the market.

    >Apple introduced revolutionary new hardware - capacitive based multitouch technology

    No they didn't. That already existed long before Apple came along and used it.

    Apple trying to say they invented multitouch is a complete joke, and frankly is insulting to all the other people involved. See: []

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 29, 2014 @07:50AM (#47556133)

    The Jolla [] from Finnish ex-Nokia people has already released a phone with the GNU/Linux-based Sailfish OS, which _also_ (after installing a proprietary Dalvik engine from Myriad) can run Android applications really well.

    So there's already a contender out there.

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