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Tizen enlists 36 new partners including Panasonic, eBay, and Sharp

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Tizen enlists 36 new partners including Panasonic, eBay, and Sharp
Tizen is still a work in progress, but there is a lot of work being done. Samsung had its first developer's conference last month, and the company, along with partner Intel, are continuing to recruit more companies who are willing to back the new mobile platform. The latest word is that Tizen has attracted 36 new partners including a few big names like Panasonic, eBay, and Sharp.

Just like the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, the Tizen Association is designed to allow outside companies to help shape the development and commercialization of the platform, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the partner companies are committed to building for the platform. However, it will still mean quite a bit to the development process to have more backers. 

The Tizen Association was first announced at Samsung's developer conference last month, and today it has announced support from 36 new companies including game makers like KONAMI, YoYo Games, and Goo Technologies; mobile carriers like NTT DoCoMo; hardware companies like Panasonic and Sharp; and, software giants like eBay, McAfee, TrendMicro, and TuneIn Radio. 

The first major Tizen device is planned for release in early 2014.

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:30 11

1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 364; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


The OS nobody asked for

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:48 14

4. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I swear you said that on another tizen post. Did you just come here to post that?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 22:01 6

5. D.Aceveda (Posts: 364; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I speak the truth

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 22:43 5

8. sprockkets (Posts: 1316; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


No Tizen, but will take Jolla anyday.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 12:59

18. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 207; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No kidding. Annoying

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:13 7

10. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 489; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Did you ask Google to make android? Did You ask Apple to make iOS? XD
Nothing will happen if everyone will complain abt this.. Well just have to wait for its success or failure.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 00:06 2

13. D.Aceveda (Posts: 364; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Actually yes. People asked for iOS since they wanted a WinMo alternative since WinMo lacked in a lot of areas which is why it was never widely adopted on a massive scale, thus iOS was born.

People asked for Android since iOS was a closed off product. People wanted more freedom, hardware options, less expensive hardware etc. Thus Android was born.

Next

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 04:21 2

14. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Wait what?? WinMo lacked compared to the first iOS device?

Didn't iPhone get released with lack essential features such as MMS?

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 05:33 1

15. D.Aceveda (Posts: 364; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Web kit.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 12:10 1

17. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


it will be better than android wait... and u will see..

by the way: "software giants like eBay, McAfee, TrendMicro, and TuneIn Radio"

didn´t know that ebay is a software giants

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:33 2

2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Wow, Tizen coming out in full force. Won't really be looking much at it though, not the most impressed by Intel and Samsung's software...both are great hardware companies nevertheless.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 14:40

19. Finalflash (Posts: 1879; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


That's the problem with this whole situation. They didn't make Tizen because they all of a sudden had inspiration for something great that people wanted. They made it to somehow make a third entrant in a market ruled mainly by 2 (WP is kind of coming up but for now its BB/Symbian of last year levels). Also, the fact that two hardware specialists are making software (like you said), that they have showed no aptitude for, is not comforting either.It will likely fail and pretty hard at that.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:46 1

3. MartyK (Posts: 725; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Not understanding Samsung, if webos, and blackberry os10 (Nokia barely Holden on)

Can't survive in this race, what makes them think this OS have a snow ball chance in hejj?...

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:15 1

11. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 489; Member since: 11 May 2013)


They have tons of money which made them believe that Tizen's success can be reached..

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:17

12. remtothemax (Posts: 239; Member since: 02 May 2012)


well, at least samsung makes sixty percent of eighty percent of all the smartphones used in the world. (i'm not a math person, is that like...roughly fifty percent? i think? don't quote me). that is actually a pretty massive following of people who are possibly having pleasant experiences with their devices and now have some sort of familiarity and perhaps loyalty to the samsung brand.
plus if they can take all the s branded features over to tizen, it probably will not feel like that enormous of a change for average users, at least until they go to the app store.

the difference with nokia and blackberry is that their user base was already in a free fall before they introduced bbos10 and windows phone. samsung would be releasing their new os with what might be the largest user base any smartphone maker has ever had in the history of mobile devices.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 22:27

6. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 191; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Doesn't Google own ebay. It's a complicated world.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 22:31 2

7. sprockkets (Posts: 1316; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


No they don't.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:04 1

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2822; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


This partners list is increasing day-by-day. Good to see another competitor.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:34

16. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Intel is involved as it wants a market for it's chips.
Samsung is involved as it desperately needs an alternative to Android.
If Xiaomi devices can sell like hot cakes (forking android with their own apps store) why can;t Samsung succeed?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 00:25

20. vikingsfootball09 (Posts: 64; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


maybe tizen could be a korean only market? or maybe just an asian market? like some of their phones that doesnt hit the u.s. and other major countries?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 06:49

21. poping (unregistered)


pls make sure whatsapp and wechat are there... thx...

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 06:52

22. poping (unregistered)


oh and make the browser true desktop mode... thx again...

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:40

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 2387; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Critics of tizen, answer me when samsung is the world largest manufacturer then what wrong in an effort to establish own OS? I was an andriod hater and ios lover the time andriod was launched... now it is opposite I am andriod lover and apple hater... I am in peace since I ditched my apple 4s 7 months ago...

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 10:24

24. digitalw (Posts: 54; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


I dont like Samunsgs politics, they make cheap products, dont care about humanity...(Nokia from other side was very cearfull about that). Now, the are No1 mobile, tablet and other consumer products maker. With TIZEN they can connect your mobile with the washing machine and refrigirator in one net...without paying any pattents to some one else... then have their own OS, their own Products... like Apple does. But apple is already to late and they are going down, they missed their chanse. Like every empire, goes up and goes down...

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