“Samsung has largely used Google’s Android operating system in its mobile offerings, giving the Mountain View, CA-based search giant access to millions of users and new data,” StreetInsider writes.

“However, all that might change in 2013. Reports out Monday have Samsung planning to launch smartphones using its Linux-based Tizen operating system. Tizen is formed from the abandonment of Nokia’s MeeGo, with Samsung and Intel working on further development of the operating system,” StreetInsider writes. “Along with smartphones, Tizen might be modified in a way to allow it to run on tablets, smart televisions, and possibly appliances in the near future.”

StreetInsider writes, “It’s not clear whether or not Tizen will make it to the States in 2013; current expectations have Samsung inking a deal with Japan’s NTT Docomo and ‘other’ vendors.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This is a side effect of Google buying Motorola Mobility and the ongoing and increasing patent troubles/royalty requirements that Android faces. Google doesn’t make much from Android as it is; nobody not named Samsung is – not coincidentally, Samsung is the company that most closely knocked off Apple’s iPhone, the phone that revolutionized the market and the phone that continues to rake in the vast majority of the industry’s profits. So, Google has only mindshare to lose.

Tizen may be one of a host of Android killers – or it may not – but replacements will be actively cultivated as Android’s legal woes, inferior workarounds, and royalty payments mount.

As we’ve said many times in the past: “Google will rue the day they got greedy by deciding to try to work against Apple instead of with them.”

[Attribution: Minyanville. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "MacHeadB" for the heads up.]

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