Tizen OS is another Linux based open source mobile device operating system. Samsung are one of the partners behind this new OS and they are reported to be developing the Samsung I9500 to use the Tizen OS. SamMobile have some exclusive pictures of the OS on a device that is meant to be the I9500. Here are the shots.
It looks nice enough. It looks like a cross between iOS , Windows Phone and Android. I am guessing somewhere along the line Samsung realise the value of open source and want to make their own version of Android. Whether or not they are investing in another because of the ongoing legal problems with the Android OS. Apparently Tizen is also for tablets, smart TV and netbooks. So it will fit right into Samsungs portfolio.
What a new OS needs is developers behind it. Android, iOS and Windows Phone all have plenty of developers creating apps for them. Why would they jump ship to another OS? Windows Phone seems to be struggling at the moment, with rumours that the Lumia did not do as well they reported. Every time I look through the Windows Phone Marketplace it’s just full of rubbish with a few decent apps in between it all.
Why would a developer move to another OS also? Look at Meego, Symbian or Bada they are all perfectly usable operating systems yet the networks seem reluctant to take them onnboard. So no users equals no one paying for apps.
What a new OS also needs is for the networks to take the phones onboard. Look at the HTC Titan and the HTC Radar. If all of the UK networks had took these on where would Windows Phone be now? I feel that there would have more apps in the market ready for the Lumia release.
So what would make you jump to another OS? Do you just take whatever is going cheap from the network when your contract comes up? Are you like me where you buy a new phone every six months sim free?
Sources – Sammobile – Tizen