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Tizen-shanghai2014 2nd Tizen Developer Summit Shanghai 2014

[ October 1, 2014 9:00 am to October 31, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Note: This event will take place some time in October

Organisers:Technical Steering Group (TSG)/Tizen Project
Venue: To be confirmed
Location: Shanghai, China
Web: www.tizen.org/events/tizen-developer-summit/shanghai-2014

Registration: Not yet open

The 2nd Tizen Developer Summit 2014 is a regional, technical conference for Tizen developers, app developers, ISVs, platform designers, operators, OEMs, hardware vendors, software vendors, Open Source enthusiasts, and anyone engaged in Tizen. Continue reading

SamsungZ-front Tech specs for 1st ever Tizen phone from Samsung

Samsung’s first smartphone based on the Tizen OS – the Samsung Z was formally announced 0n June 2nd 2014

Tech Specs

Mobile OS: Tizen 2.2.1
Network: LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
Display: 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)
Processor : 2.3GHz Quad core application processor
Memory: RAM: 2GB
Internal Memory: 16GB, microSD slot up to 64GB
Camera: 8MP(rear), 2.1MP (front) Continue reading

Samsung_Z Samsung launches industry’s first tizen smartphone – the Samsung Z

Samsung Z offers a unique experience with advanced web performance and usability

Press release

June 2nd 2014. Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform [read our Tizen 101]. The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco, USA from June 3rd [2014}. Built with unparalleled quality and the cutting-edge technology of Samsung’s latest premium smartphone, the Samsung Z is optimised with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance. Complete with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, the Samsung Z is the perfect choice for people who want a unique user-experience in an efficient and light-weight smartphone. Continue reading

stuff - veremis Emerging market consumers call for new Samsung Tizen handsets to provide improved payment and content solutions

Emerging market consumers want better access to health, finance and education services via their mobile

Press release

June 2nd 2014. Following Samsung’s launch of its first Tizen smartphone (Samsung Z), which many have speculated will be targeted squarely at emerging markets, new research from mobile marketing specialists Upstream has found that consumers in developing markets are calling for the handset to more readily provide relevant, localised content and services as well as more appropriate payment mechanics and pricing models. Upstream’s new research, which polled the views of a representative sample of 4,504 consumers in Brazil, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam in conjunction with analyst house Ovum, features in its latest report entitled The Next Mobile Frontier. Continue reading

Gear2_neo MWC: 1st Tizen powered wearable devices launched by Samsung

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo watches run an OS you thought was dead

Just ahead of the official opening of MWC Barcelona 2014, Samsung has released details of two new smartwatches – the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Samsung claims it continues to lead in the wearable technology market with innovative, creative devices. An obvious dig at the lack of any iWatch from Apple. Significantly, however, these new devices are are the first wearable devices powered by a Tizen based wearable platform. Those with long memories will recall that Tizen is the result of co-operating with Intel. The watches work with a “wider range of devices” but still only Samsung’s own hardware. Continue reading

source: IDC As IDC lowers WP8 expectations GoMo touts Tizen

We’re also big fans of NFC, too

As one of the leading publications in the cellular/mobile sector, GoMo News was recently asked to give its views on what the future might hold for the leading players. Being very cleverly interrogated, we were quite surprised by some of our own answers. It seems that we’re not unique in modifying our views on who will actually survive the next three years of the mobile industry’s very predictable expansion. Research giant, IDC – for example, appears to have changed its view of who the leaders will be in the mobile OS stakes. Although enjoying a heavy US bias, IDC still doesn’t appear to believe that the Redmond giant, Microsoft, gain make inroads into the duopoly of mobile ecosystems which are Apple iOS and Google’s Android. Continue reading

much cheaper option than conference itself No mention of Tizen @ official Samsung developers do

And they want $319 for you to help them compete against Apple

Not sure we quite rate this one here at GoMo News. Vancouver based Wireless Industry Partnership is partnering the ‘official’ Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) in the USA. It will take place on October 27th – 29th 2013  and held at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco. But we’ve looked at the agenda. The organisers apparently want you to pay $299 for the privilege of attending and – get this – the word Tizen doesn’t get a mention once in the agenda blurb. Continue reading

juniper_smartphone_futures Nokia’s Asha OS gains traction in emerging markets

Apple will also target all sectors like Samsung does says Juniper

Some extremely interesting predictions on the mobile OS front from UK based market research company, Juniper Research. It claims that whilst the dichotomy of Android and iOs will continue to dominate, Asha, Sailfish and HTML 5 based OS will gain traction. These new OS players will achieve a 13 per cent share of the mobile OS market by 2018, Juniper reckons. It also seems to know something about Apple’s forthcoming announcements. It says, “Apple expected to announce a diversification in its product portfolio shortly.” Which has to mean a cost competitive iPhone will be released. Continue reading

chrome will replace android - akka Forget Android & iOS focus on Chrome & Tizen

Radical prediction from Magic Software’s David Akka

The whole premise behind predictions from Magic Software’s UK md, David Akka, smells of a conspiracy theory. Which is probably why here at GoMo Towers we really like it so much. Akka claims that Google is preparing to ditch Android for Chrome and Samsung is preparing to ditch Android for Tizen. Not right away, of course. But if you’ve got a five year plan – which Magic has, then you’ve got to be ready for such things. App developers in particular need to sit up and take note. Continue reading

cloudbase_io New cloud service provides guaranteed backend for enterprise app developers

cloudbase.io picks SoftLayer to host its Private Cloud offering

cloudbase.io, has introduced a new offering, Private Cloud, in conjunction with IBM company, SoftLayer, which offers IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) facilities. Private Cloud will allow for integrating with app developers’ existing systems. This enabling them to deploy mobile apps with more speed and ease. cloudbase.io is a provider of cloud-based back-end service for app developers on all popular mobile platforms. The list is extremely impressive as it includes not only iOS, Android, Windows 8 Mobile, Blackberry JDE, andBlackberry 10 but also MoSync, JavaScript, and PHP. The company is ready for the mobile web with full Tizen and Firefox OS support. Private Cloud will be hosted at SoftLayer’s data centres in either North America or Europe. Continue reading

Ooredoo Famous no-shows at MWC 2013 – a Sailfish powered handset from Jolla

Rating: CEO talks a lot but no handset materialises

Perhaps one of the biggest disappointments for us here @ GoMobile Towers was the fact that whilst Mozilla’s Firefox benefitted from Samsung and Telefonica’s announcements @ MWC, no such luck for Sailfish fans. All the company behind Sailfish, Jolla, did was to announce the availability of the first Sailfish OS Software Development Kit (SDK). However, Jolla’s CEO, Marc Dillon, did a lot of prominent speaking. He should have given a keynote speech on the topic of Mobile as a Platform for Innovation today [February 28th 2013]. Continue reading

Tizen devices in pipeline for 2013, affirms Samsung

Korean giant Samsung has confirmed plans to release multiple phones running on its new Tizen platform in 2013, in a counter to Google’s acquisition of Motorola last year and in a bid to ease its dependence of the search giant’s Android OS.
Tizen, developed in conjunction with Intel, is Linux based like Android and as such is expected to make it easier for developers to port their apps across.
Also, as Android is developed from Sun Microsystem’s Java – now owned by Oracle – Samsung now has the wind behind of it of a recent US court ruling that there was nothing unlawful about Google copying large amounts of Linux API material to build an open programming environment for its Android apps community Continue reading

tizen logo Tizen mobile OS 101: Understanding Tizen’s origins

Rating: Yet another mobile OS – this one backed by Samsung and intel

Whilst Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS continue to dominate the mobile OS scene, there are still a number of alternatives vying for attention in the mobile sector. One of these is Tizen which – like Google’s Chrome and H-P’s webOS all use Webkit and a Linux kernel. By contrast, Mozilla’s Firefox (see here) has its own runtime environment in terms of Geko not Webkit. Where has Tizen sprung from? Well it’s really a joint effort by Intel and Samsung which spearhead the Technical Steering Group (TSG) which leads the Tizen Project. To give Tizen a bit of marketing clout there is also a Tizen Association which can be found here. UPDATED June 2014. Continue reading

LiMo-Foundation LiMo Foundation hits out at app store duopoly

Rating: Web apps are prospective third ecosystem

The executive director of the LiMo Foundation, Morgan Gillis, has hit out at weaknesses in the existing app regime. He argued that, “There are still some drawbacks with the existing pair of dominant ecosystems.” Gillis was speaking at the recent GSMA Mobile Asia Congress 2011 in Hong Kong (see report). Gillis didn’t name names but he was obviously talking about the two dominant mobile app stores – Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Android Market. Significantly, Gillis hinted that there could be an alternative – web based apps are prospective third mobile apps ecosystem. We assume this is a reference to apps based on HTML5 in particular because they can potentially run on all the major mobile OS and so are effectively platform agnostic. Continue reading