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Samsung wants Tizen everywhere (just like Google wants Android everywhere)

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Samsung wants Tizen everywhere (just like Google wants Android everywhere)
The more we hear about Tizen, the more it sounds like it is just a matter of time before Samsung abandons Android for its own platform, which makes it even more baffling to think that Google might be making decisions based on the fear that Samsung will get angry and leave. It seems inevitable anyway. The latest word from Samsung is that the company plans for Tizen to grow beyond smartphones to... well, everything.

We've often heard Google saying that it wants Android to be everywhere; and, the platform is doing well in that respect. Android began on smartphones and tablets, but has moved on to TVs, cameras, cars, stereos, appliances, home systems, and more. It seems Samsung wants the same thing for its Android alternative, Tizen:
There are many convergences not only among IT gadgets, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and cameras, but also among different industries like cars, bio, or banks. Cross-convergence is the one area Samsung can do best since we do have various parts and finished products.

That's a pretty big range of uses that Samsung sees for Tizen; and, the word "convergence" seems to indicate that like Ubuntu, Windows, and Android (which is coming to laptops), Samsung may envision a future for Tizen where it runs on all computing devices as well as Internet-connected devices.

source: CNET Korea via SamMobile

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posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:02 31

1. ZettaiRyouiki (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


Keep on dreaming. Samsung seems to think they can sell anything they made now. This ego will eventually lead to their downfall.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:38 17

13. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


It's not just ego. Windows and iOS are personal operating systems. If Android is really invading all things in the home then it must have a competitor. If its going to be someone, then it might as well be Tizen.

Don't forget that Intel is also helping Samsung develop Tizen. Why? Probably because Intel is willing to go deep to make sure Tizen is a success in return for having perfect compatibility with x86 and making a contract to use their chips -- perhaps even exclusively for a given time. No other OEMs have been receptive to using Intel's mobile products for their devices, so if Intel can't force their way into Android, then it will fight with a competing platform.

This is not just Samsung's ego -- they too are protecting themselves from the danger of Google+Motorola just as they are worried about Samsung. Intel wants in on mobile products as well as potentially chips in all sorts of home electronics using Tizen.

Samsung has a heavy sway in the Asian market, and I'm sure Tizen has the potential to give Google a headache in the years to come.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:08 14

22. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


As far I know Samsung will introduce a flagship later this year based on Tizen OS.

Imagine that device running all of the S features from Note 3 and S4. That will be another beast after Note 3.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:29 4

30. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


That is also true -- they can leverage everything they learned about skinning Android and transferring all of their great exclusive features to Tizen to give it a decent start.

I guess the only thing would be it's "lacking ecosystem" but we'll see how they deal with that. If Tizen takes Microsoft out of the top 3 OSes worldwide it could really be dangerous for them.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 04:56 1

57. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Your right if they can simply get key apps to start and make cross platform app development simple enough they should be in linear competition to android in the years to come

I just hope they allow rooting and open development and not closed environment like windows and partially but crippled ios

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 01:48

39. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Hmmm, sounds good. I would go for it!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 23:23

72. JGuinan007 (Posts: 685; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Where is Bada?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:05 4

20. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


yes, they want to shoot themselves into their leg

Samsung takes Apple's way = we are the best = we will succeed in whatever we do = ...... a little later we will fail

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:43 7

34. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Samsung is not leaving android. Samsung probably loses money supporting window os, but still supports it. Why would samsung leave android, when it makes them billions of dollars??!!

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:03 14

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Stop trying to make Tizen happen - It's not going to happen.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 03:39 7

55. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


who knows maybe in the next few years it will be like android. you never know

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:06 10

3. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I won't be buying tizen. But I wouldn't care if Samsung left android.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:10 3

23. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


yes....it will help HTC a lot
HTC will thank Samsung because of their stu*pidity leaving Android :)

good bye Samsung....Android has made you best, without Android will make you the worst ;)

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:53 10

36. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


1. Samsung is not leaving android.
2. HTC has issues(updates, build quality,,,etc) other than samsung.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 04:58

58. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Htc hasn't build a quality phone like one since the original nexus and that's saying a lot.

I have owned a ton of htc phones and I believe I can say that

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:32 1

61. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


Build quality? are you nuts? Samsung makes hardware out of garbage.. HTC offers one of the finest hardware in terms of quality... i agree they are not good at giving service to the customers and updating their devices... but if they do.. Samsung will lose indian Android smartphone market to HTC....

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:10 5

5. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


At some point in life, you realize that things don't always go your way. This is that point with Samsung. Tizen just...isn't going to be popular.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:18 5

8. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


The downfall of samsung will began as soon as they leave android..

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:22 5

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


doubt it will happen though, they will keep using Android witch possesses a great app store a good production cost and a consumer fan base

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:32 8

11. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


They won't leave Android. It's symbiotic. Samsung really did help Google spread Android, and yet at the same time, it's what made Samsung flourish too.

They'll be making a slow transition I'm sure -- or perhaps they may never leave Android.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:14 7

24. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I don't remember Samsung ever marketing their phones with android as a selling point, they use their unique features to draw people in. Maybe its just a silly misconception but I doubt the average consumer recognizes the Galaxy S4 with android until they buy it. Throw a bunch of flashy features (air gesture, video pausing when you look away, camera effects, and more) on a tizen phone with a neat design with the same good ads they use for the galaxy devices and it might do well.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 05:02

59. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


The original Motorola droid brought attention to android.

The galaxy two series slapped apple in the face and said android has not only caught up in android os development but hardware as well.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:35 1

33. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 911; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Well, anything is possible.
Every companies had their golden period, and it cannot last forever.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 02:13 1

46. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 137; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


But some Company can last long like Nokia their golden period ends with the year 2010 but still they are continuing but this time they are not golden anymore.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 02:40

51. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 911; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I mean that their golden period won't last forever.
It can last for long time, but not forever.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:43 2

14. Bootutu (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Samsung app store has better and more useful apps than WP store and Blackberry app store as at now, they have Samsung hub for video, music, books etc. They only need to merge those with Tizen and boom you have a full fledged OS with all the ingredients. They also have the population to progress. Tizen is even more advanced, open source, faster, fluid and dev friendly than Android and can be highly customisable too. So if they wish to leave, they won't have much issues.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 23:52 1

16. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


You make me laugh Bootutu.. Go home your drunk too lmao...

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:02 4

18. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


His post was a little silly but he does make a point somewhat. Samsung has experience in making a mobile OS (Bada), and while it's true that they don't have the best software engineering talent, Intel does. Blackberry went at the market alone, Microsoft went alone, but Samsung has the backing of Intel. The company with some of the world's best engineers and programmers. If that doesn't look like a threat then I don't know what does.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:00 3

17. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Samsung is king they do whatever they want wherever they want diversify Samsung diversify

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:30 3

31. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 911; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Samsung is not a God, their golden period will not last forever.

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