“Samsung Electronics reportedly has slowed down the development of its Tizen operating system, which it co-developed with Intel – a move which could dash hopes of other Android smartphone vendors expecting to grab market share from the Korea-based vendor once it began shifting to Tizen, according to industry sources,” Daniel Shen and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.
“The delay is reasonable since the planned shift would benefit rivals in the Android camp, including LG Electronics, HTC, Sony Mobile Communications, and Huawei, among others, and so there is no reason for Samsung to push ahead with Tizen at the moment, argued the sources,” Shen and Shen report.
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MacDailyNews Take: DigiTimes, so grain of salt, but stick with Android as long as you want, Samsung thieves. The more pain inflicted upon you convicted patent infringers via increased settlement benefits for Apple, the better. (Plus, knowing Samsung, Tizen is quite likely to infringe, too!)
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