“Samsung Electronics has broad ambitions for Tizen, an open operating system the company has taken a lead role in developing as it looks to wean itself off its dependence on Android and Google,” Kyoung-Mook Kim and Roger Cheng report for CNET.
“That’s according to Samsung Electronics co-CEO J.K. Shin, who runs the company’s IT and mobile communications division,” Kim and Cheng report. “In a joint interview with CNET Korea and CNET, Shin made it clear that Tizen is more than a pet project and ‘simple alternative for Android.’ Indeed, he envisions Tizen running on more than just smartphones, and that it will eventually move to vehicles and other industries.”
Kim and Cheng report, “While Tizen is an open operating system, Samsung and Intel have spearheaded the development of the standards behind it… Tizen is important because it represents Samsung’s best attempt to push an operating system that it has more control over. Samsung’s surge to dominance over the smartphone market has been driven by its Galaxy S line of smartphones, which all run on Google’s Android software. While Samsung continues to say all the right things about its partner, it’s clear the Korean conglomerate would prefer to rely less on Google and more on home-grown software.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The more confusion and disparate crap there is randomly floating around in the smartphone, tablet, vehicle, and other marketplaces, the better it is for Apple.
Even more so, people will flock to the OS that just works, offers a huge ecosystem, that is supported via a vast and growing network of retail stores, and that is owned and deployed solely by one extremely financially secure company. If you have a question about your Apple product, you ask Apple. Simple.
The rest of these companies all suffer from “Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen” syndrome. If you have a problem with your POS clipboard-sized Samsung piece of plastic, who do you call?
Samsung: “Oh, no, we only do the hardware. Try Google.”
Have fun trying to call Google.
Samsung: “Oh, it’s a Tizen phone? Okay, Try Intel.”
There are people who buy genuine Apple products and then there are those who subject themselves to half-assed, upside-down and backwards knockoffs of Apple products (Dell, HP, Windows, Samsung, Android, Zune, HTC, Motorola, Toshiba, Surface, Kindle Fire, Lenovo, etcetera).
It’s like an IQ test. It makes it really easy to decide who’s worth talking to in Starbucks.