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Old January 6th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Somehow, the statement released from Samsung:

“We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions,” Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung said in an e- mailed statement today. The company didn’t elaborate on model specifications, prices or timeframe for their debut.
was translated into this:
Samsung and Android was a Huge success to the mobile industry since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S. Sadly, a report from Bloomberg Businessweek confirms that Samsung will begins its plan on moving away from Android platform step by step , by adopting a New fresh OS, which called Tizen

This isn't new for Samsung. Their low-end Bada phones had (have?) more market share than WP, which they also still make. It's a strategic move to diversify their product line a bit more, and there's probably some financial incentives from Intel on this also. So long as Android holds the largest marketshare by a wide margin and continues to grow, I really don't think Samsung--or anyone else for that matter--will change their overall strategy. After all, how well did that work out for Nokia?
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