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BLOG: Tizen is no Android, but will still play an important role

Steve Patterson | April 1, 2013
As it enters a highly competitive market, Tizen will need to find unique ways to make itself useful.

Intel, Tizen's other major sponsor, has even broader interests than Samsung in the consumer market, hoping to deliver power-efficient Atom processors to televisions, set-top boxes and the devices that will make up the internet of things. The large open source developer community with Android and Linux experience is available to build custom apps for consumer device companies that find an advantage in Tizen.

Tizen will certainly find applications. Absent a major precipitating event, it's unlikely that Samsung will divert the hundreds of millions of dollars it would need to gamble on unilateral displacement of Android on smartphones and tablets. And the development teams working to release Tizen 2.0 want to focus on convincing developers to build innovative apps for Tizen rather than argue with developers about why Tizen is technically and economically better than Android.

 

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