|01-19-2012, 05:49 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: Sony PRS505, Nook Color(CM7), iPad3
Samsung moving away from Android?
"SEOUL/HELSINKI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co plans to merge its own 'bada' mobile phone operating software with an open-source Tizen platform as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks alternatives to Google's Android in its devices.
Support by many handset manufacturers resulted in a more than 50 percent market share for Android, which then faded after Google unveiled its $12.5 billion offer for phone maker Motorola Mobility last year."
Does this make sense?
I thought Samsung had been by far the most successful of those deploying Android devices, it seems very risky to then move to a different OS and lose that base.
Wouldn't upgrading customers be more likely to switch to a different handset maker that would let them continue to use their existing Android apps, rather than to a new, incompatible, Samsung device?
|01-21-2012, 04:40 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: iPhone, Android
I do not think that creating a new mobile platform "Bada" would be a bright idea for Samsung because Google's Android is the most popular smartphone OS and it takes much more time for a company to develop its own operating system than to use someone else's and sometime the company will lost huge amount of money.
All the best Samsung.
|01-21-2012, 01:39 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2009
|01-24-2012, 01:34 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device: Nook Color
I can't really see them moving away from Android in the smartphone arena. Maybe something for their less-than-smartphones, definitely. Or maybe at the least trying to offer their OS as an alternative to Android, or something like that.
I guess I could also see something like this being their offering to pre-paid types, too.
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