Reply to post: Re: I had not heard of Tizen before

Good news: Samsung's Tizen no longer worst code ever. Bad news: It's still pretty awful

fuzzie

Re: I had not heard of Tizen before

Full Android is too heavy for "feature" phones and getting increasingly bloated for even entry-level handsets. Google's Mobile Services ODM agreement prevents them from using AOSP for those. In addition, Google's become much more prescriptive about Android's look/behaviour, diluting Samsung's look'n'feel and attempts to build their own services infrastructure.

Tizen's trying to pull off the consortium development model of Symbian, but from that I can tell it's only seen real action in Samsung wearables, TVs and a handful of phones.

I strongly believe we need competition for Android, but it's a long and tiring road, as Jolla with SailfishOS also discovered.

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