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Re: If Google ditched Samsung.
There is absolutely no chance of Google ditching Samsung. Google's Android OS is (more-or-less) open source. They provide it free to whomever wants to use it to run their devices. If those companies make a ton of money, Google is happy. Google makes most of their Android-related money on advertising. They make money when you use Google Now/Search, maps, gmail, etc. The more people that buy Samsung Android phones, the more people use these services, so the more money Google makes.
Originally Posted by Aaron Watson
If Samsung and Google pull apart, it will be because Samsung decides to go in a different direction. I don't really see that happening, though. Their users are so heavily invested in Android, that they'll lose a lot of people if they change their OS.
As far as Tizen, that's never going to pick up steam in most of the world. Especially with Microsoft and the rejuvinated Blackberry both vying for 3rd place. There is no real opportunity for Tizen to even make a dent unless Microsoft and Blackberry both implode. Not to mention, Samsung never tried to replace Android with Bada or Meego, so I don't anticipate them ditching Android for Tizen.