Samsung and HTC to out Tizen-based devices in the second half of the year

Samsung and HTC to out Tizen-based devices in the second half of the year
A number of companies are alegedly on board to come up with devices based on the new Tizen mobile OS in the second half of the year, report "PC players". Tizen is developed and supported now mainly by Intel and Samsung, which merged their MeeGo and LiMo divisions, but there are other players in the consortium, like Panasonic and NEC, as well as some of the world's top carriers, including Sprint.

Rumors are that Samsung and HTC are coming with smartphones based on Tizen in the second half, with Acer and Asus working on notebooks for emerging markets with the newfangled mobile OS. It will have a steep hill to climb against the established three Android, iOS and Windows Phone, but that will make it more fun for us to watch. Tizen was caught in the act running Android apps recently, so this might be the ace up its sleeve.

source: Digitimes

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16 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Not sure if this platform will be another bad but if incorporates android apps and games it could be successful

2. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

HTC DONT GO TO TIZEN

3. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

tizen is not a hardware greedy and laggy os as compared to android.i like windows phone but after some months or years,the metro user interface will be boring,because people always want new and not repeated.thats not the case with tizen,because its open source.its highly customizable.tizen can even run android apps,so the apps issue is also solved.i also like bada os because it has fast access time and it can also play hd videos and games without a gpu.tizen is nothing but advance version of bada.so i think htc,sony,nokia etc should adopt tizen and kick hardware greedy and laggy android.

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Same old BS excuse "boring". What out of this world customization do you need. What, a stripper shaking her ass in the background? As I see it, Android gets boring as well. Same widgets, same grid layout, same, same, same= boring. And why should Nokia adopt tizen? I'll bet you 99% your using MS windows to type your post.

11. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

What about ios... It has been the same UI since the beggining and for some people it is not boring at all...

14. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

That clown parkhark just trying to advertise product. His claim unfounded. Now why doesn't he say after six to a year customization will get boring? Most average people prefer phones that are stable. phones that complete their everyday busy lives like setting calendar, meetings, news, entertainment, phone, social, etc. Not putting strippers in the background.

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Despite of rumors buzzing up of Samsung " forking" android soon,I don't see the point of tizen other than being a backup OS in case android ens up more closed or motorola-favored

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..and btw, days of android being laggy are gone. As for being hardware heavy, I beg to differ -there are phones with 256mb RAM and 600mhz processors running it. OEM skins tend to make it heavy

6. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I beg to differ sir. I have a galaxy s 2, stock not rooted, running 2.3.6. And I'm actually quite amazed, and not in a good way, at how buggy and laggy this "top tier" device is. In fact I recently went through an odd crash that started the phone from scratch. I'm talking "do you have a Google account?" From the beginning scratch. After which all my apps were still there but about 70 don't work unless I uninstall and reinstall. And those I don't do that with gimme a force close pop up every hour. What's really annoying is some of those are stock apps like gmail that I can't uninstall. So long story short............oops, sorry for the pause, my messaging app just force closed...long story short, I can't speak about 4.0, but since most phones haven't been upgraded to it yet, the days of laggy buggy android are still not over.

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

well, that is your personal experience, right? now if we could ask all SGSII users is their phone laggy and buggy and see the average result..i would bet on one big NO. i have a single core droid with 512mb RAM, and don't have any of the issues you talk about

16. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Look chief, I know millions of others don't have the same problem. I'm not the rule just a Guy with s**tty luck. Thing is, I'm not the only Guy with these problems. When I Googler it I found other people had. The same or similar issues. The same issue wasn't that common but was out there. My point wasn't that the galaxy s 2 messes up or that android is some glitch monster. Just that the laggy buggy days are not over with. Declining sure, but not done.

8. SleepingOz unregistered

I doubt you ever had a GSII! Troll harder next time!

15. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Damn never thought I'd be called a troll for that. Lol take it easy bud, there's no trolling here. A troll couldn't tell you how much space twlauncher takes up(600kb), or wouldn't even know what that is, couldn't tell you the baseband number(I777UCKK6), what version samsungappsUNA (2.0.13) is at or even know that existS. Unlike people who fail to give intelligent replies or resort to calling someone troll at the drop of a hat like a juvenile, I'm not a troll.

10. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

Me personally I think its how some people use there phones and the type of apps they download that results to there performance. I have galaxy s 2 and never had any problems with it. Same thing with windows when Im the only one using my computer it works very good and smooth, but when I started letting other people in my fam using it, thats when it went to hell, started lagging and booting up very slow. So I think it matters on the user on this one and how good they take care of there phone. Hay u could of even dropped it n broke off a small important piece thats causing your phone to miss up.

12. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

What the hell bada is already floop now tizen

13. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

android is not laggy not with my one x definitely not

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