Samsung dropping Android? Say it aint so.


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  1. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member


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  2. confed

    confed Well-Known Member

    I don't see it coming to the US for a while.
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  3. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

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  4. Fuzzy13

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  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I have a lot of skepticism over the success of this, given how hard it's been for Microsoft to get a large slice of the pie, Blackberry fading into obscurity, and combine that will 2-year carrier contracts "preventing" people from upgrading to it any time soon.
  6. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member

    The one reason that prevents people from switching platform is ecosystems. Longtime Android users are not gonna switch to iOS or the new Samsung platform (just as longtime iOS users are not gonna switch to Android or Samsung) because they have already invested a lot of money into buying apps and contents for their platforms. People are not going to switch and throw away hundreds or even thousands of dollars .

    Android and iOS users are locked into the ecosystems by their purchased apps and contents. Its the same reason why people do not switch from Windows to Mac, Linux or Ubuntu. It's the same terrain why Windows phones are doomed. It does not matter if Mac, Linux, Ubuntu, Windows Phone, the new Samsung platform have superior technology, security or whatever. People who have invested in certain ecosystems would stay with their current ecosystems for economic reasons.

    I give this little Samsung experiment... six to eight months before Samsung throws in the towel.
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Moved this to the Samsung forum given its topic.
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  8. thatguy96

    thatguy96 Well-Known Member

    hmm...most likely samsung will target Asia first and then slowly expand...but yeah it wont be very successful due to to Android's growth continuing at a huge rate:cool:...it could be a great option for people on a budget.
  9. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Well, it will be interesting to watch...
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  10. thatguy96

    thatguy96 Well-Known Member

    samsung also released the windows 8 smartphone the ativ S so they have gone with other operating systems
  11. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    This is true as well. I imagine Samsung will play around with other OSs, but will continue to pump out high end android devices as long as they remain a cash cow.
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  12. haxmethod

    haxmethod Well-Known Member

    This is definitely a blow to the android community. As much as I love LG, Samsung and Android is a dynamic duo. Even if Tizen does well in Asian markets I don't see that success translating in the US. Plus where does that leave support for current Samsung devices.
  13. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    They aren't completely dropping android, they are just simply introducing a new OS in some markets to feel out demand.

    Don't believe all the sensationalism crap the media spews out to get more clicks. Android just plain works for Samsung. They aren't going away from it anytime soon.
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  14. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    And just for future reference, don't give BGR any real consideration when it comes to android news. It almost always has a negative or false spin on it and many believe them to be very pro apple site.
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  16. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    1. Samsung wants to start adding Tizen devices to its portfolio and will not move away from Android until it sees profits coming from it the way they are getting profits from Android.

    2. By the time they start getting good profits from Tizen to be able to move away from android entirely, you will not even remember you had the Note 10.1 as it will take years to develop as good an OS as Android is ATM.

    3. They have already invested in Bada OS and have decided to dump it as it was not bringing any profit. Right now, it is going to be even more difficult with Android's position in the market, and it is growing all the time.

    Even if they move away from Android, does that mean your Note 10.1 will stop working the day they stop producing Android phones and tablet (which I believe will never happen)?
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  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Merged similar threads.

    Android isnt going anywhere guys...
  18. Rondetto

    Rondetto Member

    That's good to hear, I've only just bought my Samsung Galaxy Note this week and was worried when I read this thread, I'm pleased with it bar one thing.
    Each time I try to type in a site's name it comes up with predictive text and try as I might I cant find how to turn this off.
    Does anyone have this problem or a solution?
  19. SEMIJim

    SEMIJim Well-Known Member

    Replace Samsung's keyboard with Swiftkey 3. Samsung's keyboard is terrible. I tried living with it on my Tab 2 for about a week. Then Swiftkey 3 went on sale, so I snatched it right up. (I knew what I was buying, because my VTAB had come with Swiftkey X.) My wife resisted for better than a month. A couple days ago said "I should have done this when you told me to."

    Jim
  20. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Indeed, or give swiftkey flow beta a try if you like the swyping. All the goodies of swiftkey + swyping is heaven.
  21. Rondetto

    Rondetto Member

    Thanks guys, I'll have a look at that.
  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    As quickly as I jumped on the Samsung bandwagon with the Note 2. I guess I'll be jumping off on my next phone. Oh well, I'm still enjoying the Note 2, but man...just when Samsung seemed like they were getting things right, they may end up with phones like the Instinct again...eek
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  23. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator


    This isn't the end of android for Samsung...

    They're trying out their own mobile OS in select markets (ie not the US) just like many companies are. Nothings going to change anytime soon
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  24. Rondetto

    Rondetto Member

    Great news, I was getting worried, I want my Galaxy note to last me a few years at least.
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  25. Italo

    Italo Well-Known Member

    Given how many retailers are having trouble selling pc's with Windows 8, I understand why Samsung would want to expand it's options. Samsung is making a killing on their Galaxy S phones. But if Google were to release a version of Android people didn't like, it would be bad for Samsung.

    Microsoft, RIM, and HP have all failed to take a foot-hold in the smart phone market. It's nearly impossible to complete with Google and Apple's mobile ecosystems at this point. I don't see Samsung dropping Android any time soon. Plus, Tizen looks a lot better than the crappy OS Samsung used to put on it's low end touch screen phones.
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