Re: I can't imagine Tizen being successful
They do have a problem, though.
Without a good email service, a bloody good Search service, a good mapping service (preferably offline) and excellent media sales and streaming, how smart is the phone anyway? Probably mapping is the most difficult of these to supply.
They of course have the option to use Google services and rivals are available such as Microsoft and Nokia's HERE stuff, which does not belong to MS. But using those would surely create revenue streams for Nokia and/or MS which is simply swapping one potentially brutal dictator for another.
It's a tough one.
The wildcard is probably China, as always. Baidu search, HERE maps, Weibo messaging might create a decent set of services without becoming too beholden to any one in particular.
I guess we shall see.