“Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android have so far dominated the latest wave of mobile computing,” Kevin Bostic reports for AppleInsider. “Now, Apple’s chief rival Samsung appears to be prepping a big push behind its own operating system, one that could have the potential to truly shake up the mobile market where others have failed.”
“Samsung has already revealed that it will be releasing hardware powered by Tizen, an alternative operating system co-developed by Samsung and Intel,” Bostic reports. “Built largely on the Linux Kernel, the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, and the WebKit runtime, Tizen is said to be scalable to displays from smartphones to in-car systems to smart appliances, and televisions — all areas where Samsung already maintains a presence or is interested in approaching.”
Bostic reports, “In January, the South Korean electronics conglomerate confirmed that it will be producing Tizen-based devices, with the first of that line expected to debut sometime later this year… That decision is said to have come in response to Google’s decision last year to purchase Motorola Mobility, a move that brought Samsung into the uncomfortable position of receiving the software that powers its best-selling devices — indeed, devices that generate 76 percent of its profits — from a company that now looks like a competitor.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Gee, that’s terrible, Samsung, having a “partner” turn on you like that.
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