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    Samsung's GT I9500, Goodbye Android Hello Tizen?




    Samsung appears to be laying out plans for what it might do next with its own devices, specifically around the platform that it uses. Samsung confirmed that it is in the process of integrating its existing feature phone OS, Bada, with Tizen, a new OS project Samsung is spearheading with Intel. Bada and Tizen are both Linux based, so when integration is complete, apps written with Bada's SDK will be supported in Tizen. We should also note that it will be completely backwards compatible for previously published Bada apps.

    So where does this leave Samsung in regards to Android? The truth of the matter is nobody knows for sure. Samsung has already said that Tizen will not become its main operating platform anytime soon, but that also begs the question of whether that is what Samsung ultimately hopes it can achieve. One has to wonder because as it stands now, Samsung supports at least four mobile operating systems and has at least two different TV operating systems which is a lot to juggle.

    Focusing on just one OS would give Samsung more control over its devices and more opportunity to differentiate its products from its competitors. The market is saturated with Android phones from the different manufacturers with many different skins, so what better way to differentiate yourself than have your own OS. Many problems come along with that, but thats a whole other subject altogether.

    Pictured below is a user agent screenie showing a Tizen powered handset only listed as the GT-I9500.





    Right now, there are too many questions and not enough answers. This is a story we will keep our eyes on. MWC 2012 anyone?


    Source: Sammobile
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    Tizen looks like Android Cupcake. I mean, a ton like it. Visually, I'm not sure you could tell the two apart. I wonder if the code is 100% original or used from Android. Android is open source so I'm not sure if they could use code and not have to worry about anything. After using Android 4, I'll stick to Android. Is quite amazing.
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    I had no idea Samsung was working on their own OS. That should stir things up nicely....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dezymond View Post
    I had no idea Samsung was working on their own OS. That should stir things up nicely....
    Bada's been out for a while. Its main purpose was to give a smart phone experience at a low cost. Primary in emerging markets.

    It was skined with Touch Wiz, so the UI doesn't look all that different from a GS running android.

    Samsung's GT I9500, Goodbye Android Hello Tizen?-device_roll1.jpg

    bada - Samsung's Smartphone Platform
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk629 View Post
    Bada's been out for a while. Its main purpose was to give a smart phone experience at a low cost. Primary in emerging markets.

    It was skined with Touch Wiz, so the UI doesn't look all that different from a GS running android.

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    bada - Samsung's Smartphone Platform
    Had no idea about Bada.
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    Oh look another mobile OS for Apple to throw patent infringements lawsuits at.
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    I doubt this will compete with Android. It'll probably be just their dumb phone OS with smart phone OS characteristics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CletusVanDam View Post
    Oh look another mobile OS for Apple to throw patent infringements lawsuits at.
    hahahahahahaha......

    I laugh heartily but this is the truth. We purposely didn't cover the lawsuit today because it's getting to the point of insanity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubiksc00p View Post
    I doubt this will compete with Android. It'll probably be just their dumb phone OS with smart phone OS characteristics.

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    If it's like Bada then it is a smartphone OS, with hardware that is smartphone level.

    It's just geared towards emerging markets.

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    Alternative mobile OS must be there. You can't rely on Android for a longer period of time. Yes it is the most innovative open source product but then you will also have to think a bit about the security of the end-user's data. Not only Tizen but Firefox and Ubuntu will have a great time ahead. Don't you believe me? I have read an article somewhere on the net. Let me collect it for you.... Yes here it is, The Upcoming Smartphone Era (Ubuntu, Firefox OS and Tizen)
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