Samsung co-CEO pushes Tizen OS as more than a 'simple alternative for Android'

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  • Reply 161 of 172


    In the end, I feel confident they still won't have the balls Apple does in two departments: carrier branding/bloatware and carrier independent updates. Well... the updates, maybe, but I'd bet my left one that you'll still find carrier branding and bloatware associated with these Tarzan phones.

  • Reply 162 of 172
    vtjayvtjay Posts: 4member
    lakings33 wrote: »
    Exactly this. Nexus and Surface devices are not made for mass production. Google and Microsoft are not trying to get into competition with their OEMs.

    Google did a pretty good job with their Nexus line of devices, meanwhile Microsoft did just about everything wrong.

    What Microsoft should have done was waited until this year to launch Surface devices running Windows 8.1. <span style="line-height:1.231;">A Basic model using Intel's brand new Bay Trail architecture and a Pro model using fanless Haswell (Y-Series). This way they can be lightweight, offer a long battery life as well as the performance needed for a full version of Windows 8.1.</span>


    <span style="line-height:1.231;">The push on Windows RT was destined for failure. ARM inside a tablet is a losing battle, X86 is here.</span>


    <span style="line-height:1.231;">As a result, the Surface RT had a nice build, but horrible performance and a useless version of Windows.</span>


    <span style="line-height:1.231;">Meanwhile, the Surface Pro used powerful hardware but forgot it was meant to be a tablet, ie. the kind of device made for mobile </span>
    versatility<span style="line-height:1.231;">.</span>

    I agree with the Nexus line, it's sold with almost no promotion and produced in low numbers. But, given the amount spent on promotion and the amount ordered, and since written off, Microsoft was clearly intending the Surface to be a hit, and they are genuinely shocked it hasn't taken off
  • Reply 163 of 172
    vtjayvtjay Posts: 4member
    sorry
  • Reply 164 of 172
    vtjayvtjay Posts: 4member
    Sorry for the multiple posts, first post fail
  • Reply 165 of 172
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 5,043member


    Look Apple now has the Android partner fighting one another... Jobs wars wages forward. This will give developer and such even more reason not to get in to android fray.

  • Reply 166 of 172
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    kdarling wrote: »
    philboogie wrote: »
    <span style="line-height:1.231;">PS tedious thing, to delete all the</span>
    <span style="line-height:1.231;">html stuff from your posts when quoting. Do you have the same issue when quoting someone else?</span>

    Try clearing your cache.  I saw the editor stuck sometimes on HTML for the past few days until I did so.  I think something changed.

    Thanks. Alas, that didn't work: I'm seeing this (as posted):

    quote name="KDarling" url="/t/158911/samsung-co-ceo-pushes-tizen-os-as-more-than-a-simple-alternative-for-android/40#post_2374985" QUOTE name="PhilBoogie" url="/t/158911/samsung-co-ceo-pushes-tizen-os-as-more-than-a-simple-alternative-for-android/40#post_2374981"
    < span style="line-height:1.231;" >PS tedious thing, to delete all the< /span >
    < span style="line-height:1.231;" >html stuff from your posts when quoting. Do you have the same issue when quoting someone else?< /span >
    [/QUOTE

    Try clearing your cache.  I saw the editor stuck sometimes on HTML for the past few days until I did so.  I think something changed.
    [/quote

    Thanks. Alas, that didn't work: I'm seeing this (as posted)
  • Reply 167 of 172
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    mstone wrote: »
    kdarling wrote: »
    philboogie wrote: »
    <span style="line-height:1.231;">PS tedious thing, to delete all the</span>
    <span style="line-height:1.231;">html stuff from your posts when quoting. Do you have the same issue when quoting someone else?</span>

    Try clearing your cache.  I saw the editor stuck sometimes on HTML for the past few days until I did so.  I think something changed.
    There are two editors. TinyMCE which is the WYSIWYG style editor and the BBcode editor which is a more simplified mark up language.

    If one person is using TinyMCE, which adds a bunch of redundant and useless HTML, is quoted by someone using BBcode then there will be inconsistencies because BBcode does not support HTML directly.

    Thank you! Now I understand. Hats off to you sir!
  • Reply 168 of 172
    kdarlingkdarling Posts: 1,640member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post



    Thank you! Now I understand. Hats off to you sir!


     


    Indeed!  Thanks to mstone!

  • Reply 169 of 172

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drblank View Post


    The camera is horrible, especially in low light, and it doesn't support 4G/LTE, plus the battery life wasn't that great.



    In another thread about the Lumina and it's great low-light camera the general opinion was "who the hell buys a phone because of the camera". So when there is an Apple alternative with a better camera AI posters mock it. When there is an Apple alternative with a worse than iPhone camera, AI posters mock it. Pretty funny really.


    My wife has a Nexus 4 and it takes pretty good photographs overall. Most people don't expect good results from a smartphone camera under low light conditions. It's good enough in low light and quite good outdoors. My wife has no need for 4G (she probably has no idea what it is even) and she has never complained about the battery.


    For her it was the ideal phone. $299 for 8G version, totally free of bloatware, unlocked so we can switch sims on international travel, nice screen and easy to use.

  • Reply 170 of 172
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    patpatpat wrote: »
    In another thread about the Lumina and it's great low-light camera the general opinion was "who the hell buys a phone because of the camera". So when there is an Apple alternative with a better camera AI posters mock it. When there is an Apple alternative with a worse than iPhone camera, AI posters mock it. Pretty funny really.

    Not everyone. There are a lot of people (myself included) who argue that a better camera is certainly a selling point.

    However, it's not the only selling point and needs to be balanced against all the other features. For me, a better camera would not be sufficient to make me use an inferior OS, but others may feel differently.
  • Reply 171 of 172
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    jragosta wrote: »
    Not everyone. There are a lot of people (myself included) who argue that a better camera is certainly a selling point.

    However, it's not the only selling point and needs to be balanced against all the other features. For me, a better camera would not be sufficient to make me use an inferior OS, but others may feel differently.

    As usual, a very good point!
  • Reply 172 of 172
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,789member

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

    ... the South Korean firm may look to reduce its reliance on Google's Android, and adopt a mobile operating system like Tizen, which it has more control over.

     

    Tizen is the best way for Samsung to take control of their own destiny.  Short-term and long-term.

    Relying heavily on Google is a sucker move.

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