Samsung working on forming a partnership between Tizen and Firefox OS
posted by Alan F. / Nov 29, 2013, 4:08 PM
Lee noted that since both Tizen and Firefox OS are HTML5 based, apps written for one platform can work on the other. While Firefox OS is expected to be used mostly on entry-level models (with some exceptions like the Geeksphone Revolution which we told you about on Thursday), Tizen is expected to be able to work on high-end and low-end models as well,
Speculation has Samsung eventually competing against iOS and Android with a Tizen-FirefoxOS combination, but something like that is a long way in the future. The oft delayed initial Tizen offerings from Samsung are now going to be released sometime in the first half of the year, according to Lee. As for Firefox OS, Mozilla is keeping the use of that name for the phones being produced for its carrier partners. Boot2Gecko is the name of the OS being used on handsets created for OEMs. That means that a Tizen-Boot2Gecko hook up would be the actual partnership being looked into by Samsung.
source: ZDNet via SamMobile, BGR
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It's hard enough to get people to understand how much better Android is than iOS and despite popular misnomers how simple it actually is. Why in the crap would you leave the OS that all your users have come to love and took the time to learn?
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 4:23 PM 4
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Because no matter how much they adapt/copy others (not saying this in a bad) they are still of the old school mentality of proprietary OS and full control. That is just how it works with these idiots and they don't realize that they sucked and still suck at OSes and should focus on their hardware strengths instead of trying to completely take over everything. All that remains now is that in the attempt they will fail at everything. Lucky for them, Google is nice enough to let them hedge their bets by letting them use Android in the interim and concurrently.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 4:51 PM 7
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So much hate LMAO .. Honestly I don't get why people get butthurt that Samsung and Co are trying to build a new mobile OS. Come on ... Competition is good and always welcome. Ultimately we comsumers will get benefits of choices! Windows, iOS, Android, Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen .. Awesome LOL
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 9:12 PM 4
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Android is slow, resource hungry, has tons of security holes. And Java sucks.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 5:39 PM 10
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Awwww. Maybe you and Ozzy's former guitarist here could get together and apply the Preparation H to each other. And brainstorm some more excuses and rationalizations. Meanwhile, I'll be deciding whether or not to upgrade my S3 to a Note 3 off contact or wait until next year to see what is coming down the pike.
posted on Nov 30, 2013, 9:54 AM 1
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just becuase you have bad experience on Android on 1 phone does not apply to other people nor other phones. You don't speak for everyone in the billions user on the number 1 platform of all time. Go cry somwhere else bud.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 6:47 PM 6
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ardent1 life must suck for you. So bother by Samsung and Android success. The rest of us just enjoy the value that both Android and Samsung brings. If i think fire fox OS is better i will get it, i don't think i will ever need your biased advise on phone.
posted on Nov 30, 2013, 8:47 AM 3
that's why KitKat can run smoothly on 512 MB RAM? First, Java in Android is different, it uses dalvik virtual machine, not Oracle JVM. It's optimized. Not all the code in java app need to be translated into virtual machine, sometime certain codes can be executed directly in the OS without translation in VM. That's why today's java can be as fast as the program written in C++. Second, resource hungry because the apps use skins. Rip the skins, it becomes lighter and runs smooth. Now I dare MS and Apple to run Java in their OS. Can java apps in their OS run as smooth as Android? it will lag as hell. Google has done great job here optimizing java in android. Tons of security holes? Please mention at least 100 of them. That's what happens when an OS is number 1, becomes the target of hacker & attacker. Just like MS windows becomes the target of 750,000 viruses.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 6:56 PM 3
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Don't waste time replying to him, he's one of those rabid iFans, they'll use whatever logic (sometimes just bashing like in this case) to put down anything but iOS. If you haven't read one of his crazy rants about x64 and how it will only work on iOS, I suggest you continue not doing so, its utter BS.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 7:07 PM 7
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So you are talking about things you heard of. I'm talking about what I'm working on. Java is sh*t. Dalvik isn't any different. The only meaningful difference between JVM and Dalvik is they are each stack/register based. Google adopted Dalvik only on the purpose not to pay a single cent to Oracle. (They succeeded in that) The Zygote instance of Dalvik interpreter and even interpM suck. Comparable native codes run roughly 20 times as fast as the VM and about five times as fast as Dalvik JIT. Both Apple and MS hate Java for the reason. Google chose Java not because it's good, but there was no choice left : Being a web company, most of its engineers were proficient with Java the most. And unlike Apple or MS, Google had no toolchain, no IDE. With Java, Google was able to "misuse" the whole development environment Sun had established. Eclipse and all the plugins around without paying a single cent. Oracle has every right to be furious. Java sucks. period.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 10:37 PM 3
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Well, I am a programmer, and comparing Java to .NET, Java is terribly slow. I don't really know what the problem is, coz they both use managed code and require runtimes (or VMs in the Java world) and have garbage collectors. Programming for Windows Phone is a very smooth experience comparing to Android. No comparison. But I still love Android and use Visual Studio, C# and Xamarin to code for Android
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 10:47 PM 2
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Why blame Android? Blame all the OEMS, using outdated CPU, which can't keep up with the OS. Android multitasks more than your PC, it runs so many apps that the OEMS are only providing so less RAM, and CPU that it can't keep up with the OS. The CPUs are so weak that it struggles to push Flash on phones. A57, A15s are the perfect CPUs, but OEMs are not providing better battery, slim like the RazrMax.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 7:34 PM 0
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MeeGO had true Multitasking and did amazing things and ran amazing things using thanks to all the developers on maemo.org what was it running on 1 gb of ram and 1 GHz single core processor so yes android is the blame because it's designed in a way that makes it resource hungry and it runs on java as JakeLee said
posted on Nov 30, 2013, 10:12 PM 1
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Many people seems furious over samsungs development of OS... why?... they are a company and they have a right to produce what they think can be beneficial for their business... apple has it own OS, so whats wrong if samsung has its own?... ifans do you hate apple for having own OS? if not then plz shut up against samsung
posted on Nov 30, 2013, 1:09 AM 0
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more like the other way around, Android is responsible for Samsungs success.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 4:41 PM 13
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well samsung is the one who made android famous.. in some small country most people even think samsung = android.. htc = chinese brand , lg = some korean brand.. so sad..
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 5:18 PM 3
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