Samsung Electronics welcomed application developers to San Francisco on Monday for its first-ever Developer Conference, and although the company is a behemoth in the Android smartphone and tablet markets, it has been quietly making a push for another platform it supports: Tizen.
ZTE is intensely interested in moving into the emerging device category of wearable computing, according to a senior ZTE executive.
Samsung Electronics has pushed back the launch of its first smartphone running the Tizen platform from the third quarter into the fourth quarter, according to multiple reports. At the same time, sales of the company's smartphones running Google's Android platform appear to be going as strong as ever.
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Tizen has drawn support from heavy hitters in the industry, including Samsung Electronics, Intel and Vodafone. A key hurdle, however, will be convincing developers that Tizen has the potential to compete with the likes of Google's Android, to which it is often compared, and Apple's iOS. Special Report
Tizen made a high-profile impact last week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, with Samsung and Intel discussing the platform and France's telecom arm, Orange, committing to launching Tizen-based phones later this year. A key area, however, will be reaching out to developers and convincing them that Tizen has the potential to compete with the likes of Google's Android, to which it is often compared, and Apple's iOS.
BARCELONA, Spain--A Samsung Electronics executive pushed back against the idea that Samsung's dominant position in Google's Android ecosystem is a source of tension between the two companies.
BARCELONA, Spain--Intel sees the Tizen open-source platform as a way to grow its mobile business beyond putting its Atom-based chipsets into smartphones and tablets running Google Android, according to an Intel executive.
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