From CNET comes news about Samsung’s iOS and Android killer, Tizen:
Samsung Electronics co-CEO J.K. Shin, who runs the company’s IT and mobile communications division… in a joint interview with CNET Korea (Korean language) and CNET, Shin made it clear that Tizen is more than a pet project and “simple alternative for Android.” Indeed, he envisions Tizen running on more than just smartphones, and that it will eventually move to vehicles and other industries.
Good luck with that, but why bother?
Tizen is important because it represents Samsung’s best attempt to push an operating system that it has more control over. Samsung’s surge to dominance over the smartphone market has been driven by its Galaxy S line of smartphones, which all run on Google’s Android software. While Samsung continues to say all the right things about its partner, it’s clear the Korean conglomerate would prefer to rely less on Google and more on home-grown software.
Just like Apple. Again.