>> TIZEN - SAMSUNGS BOLD MOVE FOR INDEPENDENCE AND IoT LANDGRAB
I have mentioned lately the notion of "land-grabs" - here is a new entry into
the IoT domain.
In a recent announcement Jong-Deok Choi (Samsung executive vice president
and Tizen technical steering committee co-chair) not only announced that
Samsung will start to push the use of the
operating system (Linux based - developed by Samsung and Intel) for its
phone's but more specifically:
- "The goal of this project is to have it evolve into services for the entire
Internet-of-Things, We plan to have this project implemented through Tizen."
The big announcement here is mainly around the use of Tizen in their
phones - reducing the dependency on Google's android operating system;
which is interesting as Samsung is the largest manufacturer
(65% in Feb 2014 - localytics.com)
that ships android devices. It could pose an interesting reflection
on the notion of mobile operating system fragmentation - however, it
wont happen overnight and like the minor competitors BlackBerry 10 and
Windows Phone they will likely include a dalvik runtime to support
However like most players announcing IoT references over the past
few weeks the exact notion of what they will be providing or offering
is vague and left to our imaginations.