Samsung co-CEO: We want Tizen to be on everything | Mobile – CNET News.
No surprise. Samsung, with the lion’s share of Android marketshare, is positioning itself to usurp power and control from Google. Considering their ambitions, this is their only hope.
Samsung offers $4 million bounty to populate Tizen app store.
So, Samsung is offering $4M to developers to write apps for the Tizen platform. The kicker – Tizen isn’t Android. It’s a linux-based mobile OS that focuses on hybrid web technologies, much like WebOS.
Let’s put the news into some perspective:
- Samsung is undisputedly the largest Android mobile vendor
- They’re reliant on Google for Android development
- Tizen can run Android apps
- Samsung hardly mentions “Android” on their consumer-facing websites
This is a great opportunity for them to build an independent platform and be in control of their own destiny. From the business standpoint, this makes strategic sense to become a new market leader, though it’s hard to say whether or not this will end up being a good idea.