they decided to release anyway.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398815,00.asp and we all know what came out of that.
When intellivision posts about Intel and other companies not supporting Tizen without giving a reference, you are rightfully skeptical. But on the other hand, you do not apply the same skepticism to the unfounded positive claims that you wrote about.
What exactly is "deficient" about the Japanese tablet?
Anyway, I only pointed out the tablet to show that there are indeed Tizen devices coming out. The release of a developer platform signals clearly that there's going to be more devices in the future (or that there's at least the intention of bringing more devices in the future).
True, but if they release too early, when the software still has bugs, people will get a shitty first impression of the software. See: Ubuntu, Pulseaudio.If they wait too long until release, then the competition will have captured the market. The Fedora example actually applies here; even though their installer still had issues, they decided to release anyway.
And the concern about competition capturing the market probably doesn't apply here. Jolla will not bring their phone out before the end of the year, and they only bring out one phone which isn't sold at all markets, so it's not like it's necessarily in direct competition with Tizen. Android? Samsung is already themselves the biggest seller of Android phones, so there's not really much danger of Android being a competitor to them... Firefox OS is aimed at a different market segment, as it mainly targets low-end phones, so it isn't a concern. And Ubuntu phone is vaporware.
So what competition does Tizen on the mobile have to watch out for?
We don't really know what happens inside intel. We don't know their reasons for doing things. Personally, I don't really care that much about the phones or tablets, but I hope they will bring out Tizen ultrabooks. Which they've also already demoed.Do you have a reference for this, or is this just a guess? The reason that Samsung cited to delay their previous Tizen phone still applies.
If by CES you mean CES 2012, then you are right: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398815,00.asp and we all know what came out of that.
I don't really make any positive claims. I'm just saying that we don't know what happens inside Intel/Samsung, and both have plenty of incentive to bring out Tizen-based hardware. Do you think they'd be investing all this work and money on Tizen for fun? And don't say they just do it for the IVI, because they also invest in mobile/desktop versions of Tizen...When intellivision posts about Intel and other companies not supporting Tizen without giving a reference, you are rightfully skeptical. But on the other hand, you do not apply the same skepticism to the unfounded positive claims that you wrote about.
I don’t even know what Tizen is, but anyway…
(Ok, looks like Tizen is a smartphone OS based on the comments here.)
... slow, protracted death of iOS and some real Android competition.
it will be sold by samsung with large high dpi screens, fast hardware, and attractive cases.
it will have identical services and apps to samsung android phones, in fact it will look very similar.
for tens of millions of people who desire a samsung galaxy or galaxy ace, or a galaxy note, the fact that it does not run android will be irrelevant!
and samsung will be laughing.
Seriously though. We 've been hearing about it for a long time and haven't delivered much. Jolla for example has made much more progress in delivering a non android linux based phone. And with a team that i believe that is less than the amount of people cleaning the offices in samsung's phone department.