Samsung Tizen reference device video leaks out
0. phoneArena 08 May 2012, 04:16 posted on
Samsung-backed Tizen is one of a few upcoming platforms that want to make their way onto smartphones, and like others before it puts the focus on HTML5…
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1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
It looks okay, but the design is ugly and I hope it isn't the final design. For the hardware AND the software.
9. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1651; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
"the reference device itself, it’s only that - not a final design, nor specs",...read artical first... And well im willing to give this OS a spin.. :-)
2. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)
I really don't like the name - Tizen. But i guess let just wait and see.
7. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Come to think of it, where did they get that name????
19. Caunsidh (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
It means ten (10) in hungarian (sort of). :D
3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Samsung Current OS investment
: Windows Phone
So when Tinzen is complete, Samsung will say bye bye to Android? Or Bada?
4. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
or windows phone
and by the way everyone one tizen is a recreation of meeGO
5. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
in strategy this is called diversion, or in other words, don't put all your eggs in one basket
6. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Sammy say good-bye to Android? Have you seen the sales numbers on Andriod on Samsung???
Bada is on life support. It is only in a few markets, and is kinda like a hobby for them. They learned a ton from it, and that has helped them become the top game in the mobile world. But, really, if the wave device stopped tomorrow, would Sammy even notice in their bottom line?
Windows Phone needs a great 2013. Apollo is it- get some real positive momentum, or face losing some serious manufacturer support. But, I think I agree with AhmadAlsayegh- this is just Sammy covering bases. Companies look 3 to 5 years into the future. This is a worthwhile idea to pursue.
8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Yes I know meego is now Tinzen.
I don't think Samsung will dump Windows Phone, since they are already planning Windows 8 tablets. And Microsoft have so much to throw that Samsung will be force to use Windows (Phone) 8.
13. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
@Bluesky02 great job by Elop huh giving the opposition a great OS and i said it for people that didn't know
and yeah your right about WP with samsung
10. iWallE (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
I may be wrong, but a thought just occured to me while watching this video. Why would anyone need a new mobile OS? What would they get from it that isn't already in iOS and Android. Yes, competition is nice, but those two have covered all the bases (or at least all the significant ones). iOS gives you a sleek, minimalistic and intuitive design, running on beautiful and classy-looking hardware. Android gives you... well, pretty much everything. Sizes, form factors, price points, OEM skins, third-party launchers. It takes just several dedicated programmers and several months to make Android look like WP, or like Bada, or like iOS, or like nothing you've seen before. And new features are added every minute by hardware and software makers alike. So, if you ever need anything that is not iOS, you are more than likely to find it on Android. There just isn't space in the market for anything else, unless it offers a revolution, rather than just a different approach. But since that's not the case, all we see are failures. WebOS went nowhere, WP still circles around 1% despite all of Microsoft's efforts and both Symbian and BB are in free fall since Android 2.x was released.
It looks like in the current market there's no place for other mobile OS than the big two. And if anyone is to achieve something, they'll need to reshape the market entirely and move the game on a different level, much like Apple did in 2007.
11. jagroopdeol (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 May 2012)
i think there is no meego goodness left in tizen...........but m waitint till the final version comes
14. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
yeah Samsung took MeeGO and are turning it into an android/bada more like OS MeeGO N9 was infact one of a kind
20. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
nokia's head is being blind! they cant see that people was inlove after meeting the N9! MeeGo is just brilliant and gorgeous! WP is also gorgeous and smooth! but too many restrictions drives me nuts!
24. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
yeah but they're going through financial problems they didn't have enough finances to make their own OS maybe after they get market share again with WP they'll go back to developing MeeGO we can only hope
12. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
It looks closest to Android than to anything else but not as refined. It doesn't have any resemblance to WP which I use as my primary phone. Also, according to the video, it supports high-end specs so would probably be expensive, at least for the initial devices. So why would I put out a lot of money to try it when i'm already contented with my Android? Maybe if they put out something cheaper, I might try it.
This is a new OS so a lot of time, energy, and a great amount of money are needed to market it and make it successful. But I cannot see Samsung doing that for anything other than Android. Neither can I see Sprint spending the big bucks they do not have to promote it. Maybe Intel will do the promotion but they are already fighting in a lot of battle fronts that I don't see them opening another one. Hopefully it succeeds but at the moment I see it going the way of Meego.
16. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
MeeGO was going great until Stephen Elop Came
21. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
That's just all in your mind. Nokia would have been foolish to drop it if sales were promising. On the other hand, all you need to do was just look at the sales to realize, just like Nokia did, that it hit the ceiling early on and slowly started to go down!.Added to the problem was that no U.S. carrier wanted it. Nokia had no choice but to give up further development.
If Nokia had billions in spare change, they could have spent money in sustained promotion to market it. Unfortunately they did not have that. Neither was Intel, who owned the OS, willing to spend the billions to promote it. Nokia had no choice but to give it up further development.
25. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
dude nokia n9 made more sales than all lumia devices combined and it was released in limited countries and had no advertisement on the other hand we have lumia...
you know the rest i'm not saying going to WP was a bad move but killing symbian turned all Symbian fans to android and meego same thing 9 month before the release of any symbian device
what can ya say for that
15. jibraihimi (Posts: 657; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
If Nokia had continued developing the meego, instead of abandoning it, then it would have been serious competitor to ios nd Android at present. Meego was best step forward for nokia, but I dnt understand y nokia ditched it.......??? It was open source and incorporating all the goodies of symbian platform in meego was easier than on WP7............. Hope nokia come to sense again, and start the stage 3 of the evolution of maemo...........
17. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
dude Nokia didn't ditch it it was Stephen Elop he was working for Microsoft from the moment he became CEO HE didn't want to make any more OSes to compete with WP so he kills Symbian and MeeGO
22. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
That's all in your mind. Nokia Symbian Smartphones were already loosing market share by the time Elop was pirated by the board to join Nokia with a lot of money as carrot stick in September 2010.
As for the sales of Meego, the reason Nokia decided to abandone it was because the sales hit the ceiling early on and started to go down. Unfortunately Nokia did not have the billions to put up a sustained marketing for it, nor Intel who owned the OS willing to spend money for marketing, nor the U.S. carriers willing to carry it. Nokia had no choice but to give up further Meego development.
26. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
yeah but still you don't see sammy winning with one OS
18. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
the MeeGo looks more Elegant than this Tizen!
23. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Yes, absolutely. But Tizen is still under development so I'm sure it will evolve into a more refined OS by the time Samsung, if ever, puts out a device with the OS.