Nothing goes between Samsung and Android: is divorce inevitable?

this is a time already we hear a big change at Samsung. Some sources claim that the Korean giant might abandon Android is embarking on its own OS: Tizen. Very nice idea in theory, and a little competition would not hurt to Android, but in practice things are more complicated.

Tizen, the third musketeer?

Currently, we find several mobile operating systems on the market, but the two main ones are without no doubt Android and iOS. Competition forces them to improve (and copy), but the struggle between manufacturers is beyond technology, plunging some manufacturers in a war of independence . It now seems that a new issue becomes possible: the advent of a new operating system.

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Tizen already exists on the connected watch from Samsung. © AndroidPIT

close Android is a strategic decision, offering benefits some. In the case of Samsung (since this is what interests us here), so we could see the manufacturer to place my own material (I think the Exynos processor) on a smartphone running on its own operating system. In short, it is to copy a model that has been proven for years: Apple with its iOS. Besides, Google builds with its Pixel.

Things are simpler for Google. Regardless of the application you need, you will find very probably on Android, whether or not you have a Pixel. What did the American manufacturer, just put more of Google on the Android of the Pixel (especially with my Google Assistant) system. For Samsung, this isn’t the same pair of sleeves: it must create its own system which, unlike Android, is much less used. In addition, he is mainly popular thanks to the smartwatches of the brand.

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Samsung join Apple and Google in this battle? © AndroidPIT

the miracle cure can work?

You guessed it: the main problem with Tizen is that there are no great world top. Few users means few applications, few applications means few users. How to break this vicious circle? Samsung takes the lead in proposing a program to developers: those who will create an application in the conditions of Samsung win the sum of $ 10,000. 

The call of the carrot, somehow. Developers will be paid, and users will find the applications they need: everyone will be happy. In this perspective, at least. The other side of the coin, it’s the follow-up of these applications under Tizen (via updates) like you can do Android. This can represent a lot of work, but this time without reward, all for a handful of users (who will also not necessarily grateful).

There is no need to push developers to create applications if Samsung does not make sure that they will make updates.

What do you think?

Unlike us (geeks!), a “normal” user not interested much to its operating system, the only thing that matters to him is able to use the applications. Whether Android, Tizen or any other OS does not much difference if you just open and close applications. Others, maybe a little more advanced, would find probably terrible not find Android on their device. Tizen, is the unknown. Should be out of the box and perhaps lose some benefits. 

It will be difficult for Samsung to make everybody happy, but if each user can find the applications he wants, and tinker with my phone as he can do with Android, it rechignerait probably not much to change operating system. That said, this is for Samsung as a first element since he will want to organize its ecosystem all autour, like Apple. It’s a bit like chess, first pieces of strategically placed, then we went on the offensive. Another possibility: Samsung could ally with other manufacturers that they use my system rather than Google, weakening it and win users.

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