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9/28/2011 03:00 PM EDT
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rick merritt   9/28/2011 3:31:53 PM
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At IDF, Otellini said (speaking of MeeGo) there is still an industry desitre for another open mobile Linux ecosystem. Given the patent battles and uncertainty around Google/Motorola, and the need for the LiMo folks to have a roadmap, this makes sense. Still building a new Linux Mobile platform in 2012 is starting from waaaaay behind.

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chanj0   9/28/2011 4:52:41 PM
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One of the many nice "features" of Android is it is being backed by Google. Developers don't need to deal with apps and OS level IPs. How're the IPs being dealed with in Tizen and LiMo?

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goafrit   9/28/2011 6:23:09 PM
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Who is funding that one? Maybe we need IBM, Intel and others to back this up. Google needs a challenger.

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tb1   9/28/2011 7:34:16 PM
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The operating system of phones doesn't matter any more. It is about what runs on it. It is just like the PC market and why Windows and OS-X are dominant. The OS is the easy part. Who's going to come up with the application store infrastructure? There needs to be a large company with a big financial stake in the continuing development of this OS. This is like a side project for Intel as a way to boost chip sales--not quite the incentive that Apple, Microsoft and Google (through advertising revenue) have. LiMo and MeeGo couldn't keep up before. What has changed?

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Luis Sanchez   9/28/2011 8:24:32 PM
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What a good comment!

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Luis Sanchez   9/28/2011 8:25:47 PM
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I think each OS has it's flavor. Depending on this are the adopters. Tizen sounds a little Asian and 'steely'... Android is very Google-ish. get the idea?

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WW Thinker   9/28/2011 9:02:10 PM
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I believe that the future will be a hybrid. Apps still run on OS, hence the "OS" still matter. The future should be Apps over OS (or runtime) and Apps over browser.

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Kevin Zamora   9/28/2011 9:03:44 PM
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The reason all this is happening is because companies need to distinguish themselves. Following along doesn't show you're a leader. So what you do is provide distractions with slightly different concepts.....just enough to keep everybody confused and scrambling and thinking you're the next greatest thing. If it fails, then just invent something else.

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PJames   9/28/2011 9:03:50 PM
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"The Tizen project promises to lower device realization cost" I'm curious what the bases of this is compared to Android.

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Robotics Developer   9/28/2011 10:56:58 PM
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I would like to understand the code footprint size differences and the performance differences between Tizen and Android. Does anyone know? I also wonder how full figured an OS Tizen will be...

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