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15 new members join the Tizen Association

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15 new members join the Tizen Association
Fifteen new members have joined the Tizen Association. This comes just weeks before the first Tizen powered phones get unveiled at MWC in Barcelona. Originally formed with 36 members, the Association will help set the standards and commercialize the platform. The new members include AccuWeather, Acrodea, Baidu, CloudStreet, Cyberlightning, DynAgility, Gamevil, Inside Secure, Ixonos, Nomovok, Piceasoft, Red Bend Software, SoftBank Mobile, Sprint and ZTE.

Speaking of ZTE, it is the ZTE Geek that is expected to be on display at the Tizen booth in Barcelona. The first phone to be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4, the Geek will be part of an app challenge that will be held at MWC.

The day before the show opens, Samsung will introduce its own Tizen powered phone at a special event, as well as take a look back at historical milestones achieved by the Tizen team. Samsung is not expected to offer the OS in the U.S. at this time, although it is an option down the road. Some believe that the Korean based manufacturer plans on using Tizen as a way to remind Google that the success of Android is largely due to Samsung and its hugely successful Galaxy S line. But both Google and Samsung recently reached an agreement on patents that both sides said  "would lead to deeper collaboration on research and development of current and future projects." That certainly does not sound like two companies ready to battle against each other.

"Tizen allows vendors and operators the freedom and flexibility to decide what type of service is best provided to the end-users. We are gaining support from all segments of the connected device ecosystem, as more organizations realize the opportunity in providing smart phones and connected devices globally from the high-end to the low-end of the market. The convergence of knowledge will make Tizen a catalyst for providing more innovation not just in smart phones – every vendor and operator will have the ability to provide a huge variety of customizable services to their customer."-Ryoichi Sugimura, Tizen Association Board Member, NTT Docomo

source: Tizen via IntoMobile

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posted on 15 Feb 2014, 15:54 8

1. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)

Stop making Tizen happen, nobody wants it!

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 16:05 8

2. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

Define "nobody"

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 17:55 4

7. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Less than one person. :-)

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 17:52 2

6. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Give it a chance. You haven't even seen it work.

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 21:12 1

9. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)

What one can see on youtube, Tizen UI is ugly. What can Tizen offer, what Android cannot offer? It is just a desperate try of Samsung to copy Apple's business strategy.

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 22:16 4

10. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1304; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

So your saying no one should create another platform because Android, ios etc. Are already good enough? Or you just don't like Samsung?

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 11:10

16. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

what Tizen may offer might turn out to be entirely different from what you have seen on Youtube buddy. Its not Sammy's effort...Intel is also on board and if Iam not mistaken they are one of the most intellectual companies on the planet.
I love android but that does not mean I am not willing to give a chance at another OS. Sure I might not buy it out of the gate but give it a year and if it can come up to 250000 apps with all popular ones on board then there's no reason not to try it.
I also think WP started weak but its perseverance has paid off and its growing quite nicely. There are TOP NOTCH developers since 2013 who are making apps exclusively for WP.
Perseverance and determination are The Ominipotent Virtues my friend!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 01:47

18. nokia12 (Posts: 580; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

Not only intel.. Nokia,Ebay,Mcafee,Panasonic,Adobe, and more than 50 companies

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 16:10 1

3. cleat-glitch (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

wit this os...the hardware can be outrageous with nothing to lose...all design options should be explored

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 16:12

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

I think that Tizen won't be as succesful as Android or iOS (or Windows Phone), but I'm VERY intrested, how is it going to be.

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 16:58 2

5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I am all for another Mobile OS - hopefully it will be better than Windows...

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 20:37

8. blattlaus (Posts: 70; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)

As the Tizen group states:

"Tizen allows vendors and operators the freedom and flexibility to decide what type of service is best provided to the end-users."

Given the US carrier's history, this is exactly what we don't need in the States. May it die a horrible death.

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 22:31

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

I for one want to see what Tizen has to offer(it could quickly jump to the third spot). Just to mess around with Google. I'd like to imagine Eric saying in person "Don't, I say DON'T buy the Tizen phone!"

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 23:38

12. Alan01 (Posts: 440; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

Even better, imagine him saying that like Foghorn Leghorn.

Alan F.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 02:16

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 6547; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I am also interested in Google version of trash talking their competitors. Let hear it Google!

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 23:55

13. GeekMovement (unregistered)

So Sprint's interested in Tizen, but not in Windows Phone?

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 05:34

15. bakarock (Posts: 57; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)

Good Luck, tizen.. I will only buy Tizen phone from Nokia or Sony...

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:35

17. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

I would buy tizen if it had tegra 4 or k1 in it

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