Monday, 25 February 2013

Tizen

What once started as OWD and Boot to Gecko is coming to market this year as Firefox OS. I still believe that it is going to be big, but it is just for the lower segment of the market, it is about the feature-phones and it is not going to cannibalise the market of iOS or Android. I didn't even consider it as my next mobile OS. However what I shouldn't have forgotten about is Tizen. The OS supported by Samsung, today's biggest smartphone maker. I haven't heard much about it recently until this week, when I read in the news that Bada is merged into Tizen. I believe that Tizen can easily outgrow Microsoft's mobile market share within a year. Given it's compatibility with some other platforms I would seriously consider a Tizen phone by the end of the year.