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Samsung Talks Tizen, 'OS Of Everything'

The Internet of Things has become a tech industry obsession and Samsung wants Tizen to run the show.

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glenbren
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glenbren,
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6/4/2014 | 3:45:35 PM
Re: Do we need a 4th option?
@DDURBIN1, I feel the same way. I have Samsung Android products too, and I'm not about to switch to anything else either. The people I know with iPhones don't even want to hear about anything not made by Apple.
DDURBIN1
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6/4/2014 | 3:42:22 PM
Re: Do we need a 4th option?
For a "behind the scene" OS to provide devices functions Tizen could be fine but Samsung's expectation is to displace Android on phones and tablets.  With about 800 million Android devices and another 600 million iOS devices both Microsoft and Samsung can only be successful if people switch.  Most have too much  already invested to switch so it really doesn't matter if the OS is Tizen, Firefox or even Ubutu.
Thomas Claburn
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6/4/2014 | 3:29:14 PM
Re: Do we need a 4th option?
I wonder why Samsung didn't just embrace Firefox OS. Maybe because tech companies seem to use open source to gain allies and close things up when they become successful.
DDURBIN1
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6/4/2014 | 12:14:01 PM
Do we need a 4th option?

I have three Samsung Android products which come with tons of Samsung's bloatware.  I've already made the choice with Google Play for my source of applications.  I've never used any of the Samsung junk hogging up my memory and storage space.  I don't have any more interest in Tizan than in a WinPhone as neither will run the media and apps I've already purchased from Google Play.  I'm sure most iPhone/iTunes users feel the same.  So how much room is there left in the market for a fourth option?  Remember WebOS from HP? Not much market left I think.

Whoopty
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6/4/2014 | 10:12:14 AM
Wearables
I'm interested to see what Samsung does with Tizen with regards to its wearable products. It's been pushing lately to create a unified development with other manufacturers, like a creative standard. Of course it's doing what everyone that creates a new "standard" does, trying to use its products ot make it.

That said, a stable form factor in software or hardware terms for wearables could push it forward and Samsung is in a better position than Google to take that first step since it has the hardware and software side of things to make it happen. 
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