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Samsung's Tizen Smartphone: Dead On Arrival?
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mak63
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8/5/2014 | 8:04:03 PM
Re: Intel Needs to Accept Reality Regarding Tizen
I watched parts of the conference online. The speakers seemed to be in very high spirit. I see that the attendees were not.
I agree, $50 for the Intel NUC and the Gear was a good deal.

In any case, do you think Samsung, and the partners involved, will ever acknowledge defeat on the smartphone front?
Thomas Claburn
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7/29/2014 | 1:20:43 PM
Re: Sad
What surprises me is that none of the hardware makers (except Apple) have taken software seriously. 
Whoopty
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7/29/2014 | 11:34:23 AM
Re: Sad
I'm aware the operating systems themsevels are free, but with the Google and Apple OS' carving up such large chunks of the industry, they have enough sway to have an influence on many aspects of it. I'd be surprised if they didn't lean on the odd manufacturer now and again to push for certain things that benefit them rather than the consumer. 
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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7/29/2014 | 10:31:31 AM
Re: Everyone knew it was a dumb move to begin with...except Samsung.
Tons of alternatives to both Garageband and iMove for free while many of the pay alternatives are even better.
DDURBIN1
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7/29/2014 | 10:16:05 AM
Re: tizen a part of poker game
The name of the game is "control", not going to happen with FireFox as it would always be a shared environment.  As posted in other comments Samsung is a Google/Apple want to be not a Firefox want to be.
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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7/29/2014 | 10:12:47 AM
Writing on the wall
Its always better for consumers to have more choices and more competition so I was hoping something could come of Tizen but if Blackberry and HP couldn't pull off an alternate OS while Microsoft's WinPhone struggles I dont' know what Samsung thought they could do better.  At least Samsung's management  is listening to its marketing department unlike Microsoft.
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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7/29/2014 | 10:00:21 AM
Re: Sad
Price fixing, really? You are worried Google will start charging for Android?  Not going to happen.  Apple doesn't charge for iOS and never will either.  That just leaves you with Windows Phone and guess what, I hear Microsoft is going to make that free too.  Now that's the kind of price fixing I like, free.
Thomas Claburn
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7/28/2014 | 4:36:10 PM
Re: tizen a part of poker game
Why didn't Samsung just adopt Firefox OS? Creating their own open source OS makes no sense.
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7/28/2014 | 12:42:28 PM
tizen a part of poker game
The Korean governement is Concerned about Serious Dependence on Googles Android. So they urged their industries to develop its own. Furthermore it gives samsung a good position in the negotiations with Google. Samsung mostlikely get a piece of the pie of Google Android add-machine. Over 40% of Android devices is samsung...
johnDonavan
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7/28/2014 | 12:31:22 PM
Tizen DOA
Tizen phones reminds me of how things were in mid 2000 era. Samsung used to create some junk apps just to make it appear as though there is some activity. There generally are no hard core userbase around these apps and they have 3rd class UI, rainbow colors and all.
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