Samsung is currently working on developing its own OS called Tizen and make its future devices work with it. According to reports, aside their wanting to be in control of their hardware and software, it would help generate and save more money.
We know that currently Samsung generates lots of revenue for Google via downloads, services such as Google maps, Google now, adverts and the likes. But right now, they want to be in charge of everything they use, you know, just like Apple.
Huawei also wants to free itself form Android too and it’s doing this with the help of ex-Nokia developers in Finland. With Huawei’s current status, the answer to the question on their success in this mission is already known to u. Their actual aim is a to come up with a model platform that can rival Android, iOS and Tizen if that gets birth. Huawei according to the source of this news is already in the process of hiring Apple designers to transform or reimagine its EMUI Android skin.
But come to think of it, do u think these two companies would go far without Google Android? Consider this, we know Android is a very large ecosystem and it is used by 90% of people all over the world who are now used to it, in that they know how to go around the settings and features compared to what Samsung and Huawei wants to bring to the table.
Google apps also are what people use most because they are easily gotten and “user friendly”, and that’s why people especially students go for Android rather than Windows phone and even BlackBerry 10.
A couple of years back, Samsung had tried something like this, heard about “Bada”? But right now almost nobody knows where that went. Tizen however has a more promising future as it has support from Intel this time around, yet will this be enough? For now one cant really say, but for many the reason why they even prefer Samsung devices is for the Android OS it packs, what an impressive combination. Lets see how this turns out to be, i hope it wouldnt turn out like “Bada”. What do you think?
Samsung, founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Samsung diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s. It’s product, Samsung Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality device developed in collaboration with Oculus VR. A compatible Samsung Galaxy device such as the S7 acts as the headset’s display and processor, while the Gear VR unit itself contains the high field of view lenses as well as a custom IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) for rotational tracking which connects to the smartphone via micro-USB.
Huawei was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the People’s Liberation Army. At the time of its establishment Huawei was focused on manufacturing phone switches, but has since expanded its business to include building telecommunications networks; providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises inside and outside of China; and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market.
The Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012.
Android, Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White. The early intentions of the company were to develop an advanced operating system for digital cameras. Though, when it was realized that the market for the devices was not large enough, the company diverted its efforts toward producing a smartphone operating system that would rival Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile. In July 2005, Google acquired Android Inc. for at least $50 million. The Android mobile operating system is currently developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.