Tizen is dead. Long live Samsung Intel Android smartphones and tablets
Well, it was an interesting piece of Samsung vaporware. It was called Tizen.
And now it’s apparently dead.
In case you have doubts about Eldar’s record regarding Samsung’s mobile platforms – he’s got a pretty good one. Among other things, he predicted demise of Bada in pretty good detail, months before it became an accepted fact. So I have little doubt that Tizen is as good as dead now.
And what about Samsung Intel partnership?
It’s alive and well.
According to Eldar, both companies are working on a new project, which is Android based and much more interesting than what they had on Tizen.
It sounds pretty smart for both Samsung and Intel. Good to see those two major hardware stars finally figure out that they are no good at consumer software, swallow their pride, admit defeat, and concentrate on what they know best. Stellar hardware.
It also confirms that much speculated Samsung’s overwhelming influence on Android is nothing more than an empty talk. As I’ve been saying for months, Samsung’s dominance on Google’s mobile platform is way overblown. It started declining more than a year ago, and will continue to decline further.
Samsung may have made software prowess one of its strategic goals. But wishing so, spending tons of money on it, doesn’t make it so. Whatever Samsung’s ambitions in software field may be, Tizen’s demise shows that they are years away from producing any tangible results. If they ever will.
As 3 decades of consumer software development shows, there is something about this business that makes it almost impossible for outsiders to succeed.
In the meantime, with both Samsung and Intel hard at work on the new Android device, can’t wait to see what we’ll get there.