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Windows Mobile is dead, new Linux mobile OS from Samsung

Aug 21, 2009, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])


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"So far Samsung has been pretty platform agnostic, merrily churning out phones for any open mobile OS available, with unifying TouchWiz interface on top. But now it seems that Samsung has started working on their own Linux based mobile OS. According to Mobile Review:

"(Samsung is) now working on a vertical Linux-based solution of their own, using their proprietary TouchWiz interface to tie up various platforms and prepare themselves for the upcoming Linux-powered devices… Samsung might be a little late (with their mobile Linux OS effort), but through various marketing tricks is covering it up. For now Samsung is spreading it’s widgets to phones and netbooks, but it is too early to call it fully vertically integrated solution.

"Ok. Pretty clear statement. Samsung missed the boat 2006-2007 when Nokia, Apple and Google started working on the next generation mobile OSes, with close integration integration between devices, their software and cloud services. But now it has seen the light and is furiously trying to catch up. TouchWiz UI is the basis and starting point, but we will see a Samsung’s own full fledged Linux based mobile OS in the next year or two."

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