Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
I vividly remember a rather heated discussion (I forget who with) that came out when Nokia killed it's OS in order to partner with Microsoft. I can't remember the name of the OS (Meego maybe???) but the argument the other poster made was that Microsoft paid off Nokia because they were terrified that a Linux phone would smash iOS, Android and, of course, WP7 into the dust and rule the market with ease. They would rather compete against iOS and Android because they felt they could make in roads there whereas if there was a Linux phone in the mix, they would be up a creek with no chance.
Maemo became MeeGo, which subsequently became something called Tizen.
Apparently supported by the Linux Foundation, but I don't think there's any actual products using it yet though, e.g. smart-phones.
BTW I know all about MeeGo...
Is this how Samsung is competing with Apple?
"Talk about a dumbed down OS, it put me in mind of Fisher Price and Teletubbies. Linux for toddlers. Sufficed to say, it was awful."