Sunday, July 26, 2015

Arbour №48: about Samsung and transition to Tizen instead of Android | – first – – Mobile-review

Back in June last year and remember the excitement in the network in connection with the release of the smartphone Samsung Z-based Tizen. In today’s Pavilion your attention is invited to the view that if Android will end its existence if it refuses from the largest producer and seller of equipment, whose contribution to the development of the OS quite a weight.


The desire to escape from the Samsung Google ecosystem within your operating system on their devices no longer a secret. First, Tizen appears in some of the cells. Then, Android «made way» Tizen hours Galaxy Gear 2. This is followed by the announcement of an update for first-generation Gear, which marks the transition back to the Tizen on Android. And to top it all advertised Samsung Z, positioned as a premium smart phone is the first phone company based Tizen. Like this. Samsung laid the foundation for the transition from the Android Tizen.


You, as a user, will not notice any difference between the machines in part visual component. Samsung has been able to prove their ability to maintain the appearance of Android (rather, his version of Android), and Tizen – a clear confirmation. We need to try hard to find significant differences. Whatever it was, we do not have a developed Tizen ecosystem. It will be a significant stumbling block in the process of convincing developers to create products for the unpopular OS. Still, the launch can give support to Android-platform applications.

Samsung is slowly but surely trying to slip out of the “iron grip» Google. It said the phone is a kind of beta tests performed for the understanding of the consumers’ perception of the OS Tizen. The path to complete the transition to Android is still a long. “The iron hand» Google does not facilitate this process.

Here are some excerpts from the said material. Samsung can not make any promises developers who rely entirely on Google. Any rumors about the failure of the Samsung Android will be premature, because is not available any information about the issuance of the appropriate licenses or the creation of API «cloud” messenger. The reason for this may become inaccessible in the event of API Google “migration» Samsung to Tizen. Also, in case of such a step, like a public demonstration hostile attitude to the Samsung Android, the company permanently excluded from the Open Handset Alliance. Of course, if Samsung wants to go back to Android, it will be possible with the fork, but, again, this was prevented by lack of access to services API and Google, as well, therefore, to the whole ecosystem of applications. So, if the transition is made, the back will not return.


If we consider the unlikely scenario that Samsung will be able to create a successful system applications and switch completely to Tizen, it can be concluded that this would not mean the decline of Android. Some believe that Samsung is one of the pillars of the operating system, and if it is not in the ecosystem of Android, the operating system will collapse. This is not true. At least, not until the end.

Yes, Samsung produces the most commercially successful devices based on Android, and some users believe that the Samsung = Android, as well as PC = Windows. The impact on Samsung Android significantly, so failure would be a blow for the latter. This is the most say. But this does not mean that Android will be destroyed. OS is restored, Samsung takes place other manufacturer capable of producing smart phones are better than Samsung, for example, HTC, Android, and its evolution will continue at the same rate. We must not forget that the world Android is very, very broad and is not limited to Samsung, even successful, but only a milestone on the way. On the market – millions of devices on Android, and Samsung share is not so big.

In a cheap price segment alone leads Android, iOS the same is not present, and Windows Phone can not cope with the competition. Here is dominated by players such as Motorola, at the time, as Samsung does not have many sales in this range. Then comes the mid-price segment, where the situation is similar, except in the face of competitors Motorola devices range Nexus, offering high-end characteristics of the average cost. Control Samsung has the top-end segment, but is now back in full view of HTC, LG and Sony.


The success of Samsung is due to the success of the first device in the line of Galaxy, which became the first full-fledged competitor iPhone. Galaxy S2 was the work on the bugs, and also became a success. S3 followed it instantly became a hit and then often served many examples of what Android – it’s great. The situation began to take an undesirable turn for the company with the release of S4. The unit does not become a breakthrough in terms of innovation, and was only filled with questionable features that nobody used. Its body is repeated S3, by which people at that time already tired, eight-processor became a publicity stunt – in fact, at the same time work can only 4 cores. Yes, the unit bought a lot, but did not have the enthusiasm and excitement typical of previous announcements ruler Galaxy. And then came S5, which for the most part the same fate as S4, especially in terms of complaints. People waited a complete redesign, with a metal housing and Quad HD screen, something new. At this stage, many have turned away from Samsung and HTC, and appealed to the LG, issuing interesting devices with interesting features.

To summarize this passage, Android Samsung will not be gone without, because the other players are increasing their influence and are ready to take the vacant “throne” and lead the Android-motion. The argument in favor of full transition to Tizen not seen anything at having a good reason. First, Samsung will need to attract developers to develop to create a thriving ecosystem of applications. To do this, in turn, want to create their own API, providing an easy porting of applications between Android and Tizen.

By analogy with the first Galaxy has proven its capacity to fight with the iPhone, and to become a full-fledged Tizen competitor Android, people buy these devices. Each of these tasks is comparable to the labors of Hercules, and there is no certainty that they have the power of Samsung. That’s why Samsung will not be solved for a long time to give up Android.

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Elir: good retrospective, which helps to see the changes occurring in the market. Samsung managed to bring the situation under control, revise the design of their devices, and released a series of commercially successful vehicles. As for the Tizen, for most it is still something akin to the experiment. One of the features of Android is the lack of a monopoly in terms of production equipment, so the failure of one of the manufacturers of the use of the OS will be filled activity of another player. My opinion coincides with the author, the rejection of Android in favor of Tizen is unlikely, however, that does not stop to consider running as an independent project. In your opinion, dear readers, some of the “new” operating system could potentially compete with Android in the fight for the consumer?



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