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Tizen has no future according to Huawei boss

Huawei Ascend D Android smartphone launched in 2012
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Although Samsung's smartwatches come loaded with Tizen OS already, the first smartphone powered by it gets delayed over and over again. Even more, others consider it to be deemed to fail.

Samsung Tizen fans have been waiting for a long time to get the first smartphone powered by the company's own operating system but, although the release of this handset may still happen some day, it looks like big names in the industry are not confident in its chances to succeed.

In a recent interview he granted to The Wall Street Journal, Huawei's exec Richard Yu said both Windows Phone and Tizen OS smartphones have no future. Since the company spent two years releasing Windows Phone-powered handsets and lost money in the process, Yu reveals that "it has been difficult to persuade customers to buy a Windows phone." Unfortunately, Huawei will not even try their luck with Samsung's Tizen, although they considered this in the past.

More than the above, it seems Huawei is not working on an exclusive platform, either. Richard Yu thinks "It’s easy to design a new OS, but the problem is building the ecosystem around it." By the looks of Samsung's first Tizen OS smartphone story so far, it is clear that he's perfectly right.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-25 (Update: 2014-08-26)