Samsung pushes Tizen to developers at its conference

Samsung pushes Tizen to developers at its conference
Samsung started its first developer conference this week in San Francisco and while talk of Android filled the air, Samsung also made sure that Tizen had a presence too. Most of the talk about Tizen took place between scheduled talks, amongst developers. The main focus of the conference was to push developers to make Android apps unique to Samsung models.

One analyst sees this all being done in preparation for the day that Tizen is made available, to show developers that Samsung can take care of them even when they start writing for the OS developed by Samsung and Intel. This way, the transition to Tizen from Android will be a smooth one. Samsung is developing Tizen as an OS it can focus on if Google starts punishing Samsung for dominating the Android platform.

Word is that problems with its app store has caused a delay in the launch of a Tizen powered handset. The latest buzz is that we will see a Tizen powered phone launch at CES 2014 in January. Meanwhile, both Sammy and Intel have been talking to code jockeys, trying to get them to commit to Tizen. Because Tizen apps are written in HTML5, a world class browser is being built for the platform.

The lone Tizen talk on the schedule was sparsely attended even though positive features for Tizen were discussed. Alexis Menard and Kenneth Christiansen, two software engineers at Intel, said that the platform is responsive in that it can cover various screen sizes, and also has an API for features like the battery. Ebay says that it is considering building a Tizen powered app because it see the platform eventually being used in smartphones purchased in emerging markets.

source: CNET

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30 Comments

1. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I don't understand this Tizen. If it were developed by Intel. Why is it using arm as chips? should be Intel chips..

3. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Battery? Low power requirement? Efficiency? Intel is also going to manufacture ARM based chips, so maybe that? Not sure though... There are a number of reasons / possibilities.

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It isn't that, they want the platform to counter Google's Android because that largely runs on ARM chips. Once Tizen starts ramping, they'll put intel chips behind it which the OS will largely be optimized for. So it's a long term solution. Also because it is expected that Apple will move to the its own processors for all their line up leaving intel to find someone to use their chips other than MS, who honestly are too busy digging a hole somewhere. If KitKat turns out to be good for lower end like Google wants, it might kill Tizen before it even gets off the ground. But without Tizen, Google might never have driven this hard for the mid to low optimization, so can't say there wasn't some good that came out of it. I think though, that Tizen will fail, largely because it has two hardware powers behind it, not software. They both have some ability for software, but they should focus on hardware because they have decades of advantage there. Just like Google is only focusing on software and seems to be doing well. MS tried both and is feeling the hurt far more than they expected. Apple is the only one who has successfully run both sides but that is because they have had a very VERY slow software upgrade cycle. They make a good OS and sit on it for a decade making the hardware behind it then. Then they switch focus to software again after a while instead of just juggling both like MS, Samsung and Intel are prone to do. In other words, they have the brand stability and discipline that in necessary to juggle both where as the others do not.

2. Nunazty

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Good question

20. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

I'll give you better question based on the article: "Samsung is developing Tizen as an OS it can focus on if Google starts punishing Samsung for dominating the Android platform. " Like HOW, Google can "starts punishing Samsung for dominating the Android platform"??? Or this is just a regular iBS made by PHoneArena? Stupidest one. LOL

27. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Google can do a lot like Limiting functionality or Buying out HTC, They've just started it by backing LG too much.

4. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Galaxy S5 (T???) will run Tizen!!!!!

21. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

No. S5 will be Android. Tizen devices will be different line products.

24. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

source?

29. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

where is your f*ing source?

30. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

sry for the F* was a bad week

25. bigstrudel

Posts: 570; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Wishful thinking. Tizen wont be ready in a year; but it will be ready in a couple years. And Samsung will absolutely shove it down your throat once its ready.

26. ijklmnop

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

S5 will run android with cheap build quality. Tizen will have specs like s5 and design 3.0

5. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Samsung can achieve any damn thing if they focus well on it. Sammy made Android popular and vice versa. Tizen can be a reality someday! Its good for us consumers. Really wish windows could be more haste with the development of windowsphone... Not enjoying my Lumia 920 like I should!!

6. tsspro

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 18, 2010

I hope tizen fail

8. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Why? Will u b successful if it fails?

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

She just wants to be the first Tizen hater.

18. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

He was fired by Samsung

16. Nunazty

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

You must be perfectly adequate at funerals (but not very fun at parties, I’m afraid).

7. duder52

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Zero need for Tizen. I can't see any development or interest for this. There are plenty of other alternatives like windows mobile, blackberry (although future is a question mark), ubuntu touch, iOS, and firefox os. Intel has a history of trying to monopolize things (see it's history with Dell) so I want no part of what they are doing. Samsung already has a history of trying and failing with it's own BADA os, so what makes them think this is worthwhile?

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So what exactly developers are doing at the Samsung developer conference?

12. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Obviously after the money. They probably give no sht about what happens to it.

17. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Do you know someone who works for others who doesnt want any money in return!! DUMB

19. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

What? That made absolutely no sense.

22. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

"Zero need for Tizen" (???) Not sure. For all I know Tizen planned be platform connecting all kind of devices in one OS. And I wish them luck.

13. badero

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Tizen is bada´s second part. And the second part of the movies are never good. In short, few applications, lousy support from Samsung. ChatOn don´t work in Samsung wave. This app was developed to replace whatsapp in bada. This is all said.

23. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Nothing to do with Bada, iboy. LOL I repeat: For all I know Tizen planned be platform connecting all kind of devices in one OS.

14. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Hmm so if Samsung succeeds what difference will it make? NSA will be replaced by KSA whereever tizen sells and NSA will be paying KSA to get same data that it gets now from elsewhere ... so more competition for selling user data ...

15. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"The main focus of the conference was to push developers to make Android apps unique to Samsung models." Which is what Google doesn't want due to poor user experience. "his way, the transition to Tizen from Android will be a smooth one. Samsung is developing Tizen as an OS it can focus on if Google starts punishing Samsung for dominating the Android platform. " Google doesn't care if they are successful. What really is happening, is that Samsung already is making their own ecosystem, where you can make a samsung account and get samsung apps on their Android phones. They want to show Android the door and control everything like apple does. They want to be free of Android Problem is, they suck at it already.

28. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

So their focus is to create their own Samsung world. They want to drag their clients into buying everything with their brand. We saw several failures of this strategy eg. Apple with Macintosh in early 90s, Sony in late 90s (Memory Stick instead of SD, their own plugs, their own mp3 - atrac, etc.) and only one success. The only success in this strategy had Apple with their iStuff and it was only because of Jobs's revolutionary ideas and his unique ability to sell them to the masses (please don't start the topic whether those where his ideas - that's not the point of what I'm trying to say). I don't think samsung has people like Jobs, therefore I think, the further they go with separating their devices from the rest of the world, the worse their sellings will be.

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