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    Thumbs down FYI; Huawei boss says Tizen has 'no chance' of success

    Huawei boss says Tizen has 'no chance' of success

    Fans of mobile operating systems not called "Android" or 'iOS" might be sad to hear what Huawei's head honcho just told the Wall Street Journal. In an interview, Richard Yu spoke about the company's plans regarding Tizen, Windows Phone and a long-rumored homegrown OS, and basically said they were all doomed.

    According to the executive, unnamed mobile networks had asked Huawei to make Tizen smartphones, but Yu feels that the platform has "no chance to be successful." It's a bit of a u-turn, since the company has previously had a research unit looking into the Samsung-made software, but Yu said that he shut it down.

    On the subject of Windows Phone, Yu conceded that Huawei had spent two years losing money on its W series handsets, saying "it has been difficult to persuade customers to buy a Windows phone." That's why, at least for now, a follow-up to the promising, yet flawed W1 and W2 is off the table.

    That leaves the company with Android as the only thing its handsets can run, and when asked about this potential over-reliance on Google, Yu admitted that he's concerned, but has "no choice." On the upside, he did emphasize that he has a "good collaboration" with the search engine, before swiftly moving on to other matters, like writing off any plans for a homegrown operating system of its own. In his own words, Yu feels that "it's easy to design a new OS, but the problem is building the ecosystem around it."

    Huawei Is Shaking Up the Smartphone Market - WSJ
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    Default Re: FYI; Huawei boss says Tizen has 'no chance' of success

    Quote Originally Posted by LowIQ View Post
    Huawei boss says Tizen has 'no chance' of success

    Fans of mobile operating systems not called "Android" or 'iOS" might be sad to hear what Huawei's head honcho just told the Wall Street Journal. In an interview, Richard Yu spoke about the company's plans regarding Tizen, Windows Phone and a long-rumored homegrown OS, and basically said they were all doomed.

    According to the executive, unnamed mobile networks had asked Huawei to make Tizen smartphones, but Yu feels that the platform has "no chance to be successful." It's a bit of a u-turn, since the company has previously had a research unit looking into the Samsung-made software, but Yu said that he shut it down.

    On the subject of Windows Phone, Yu conceded that Huawei had spent two years losing money on its W series handsets, saying "it has been difficult to persuade customers to buy a Windows phone." That's why, at least for now, a follow-up to the promising, yet flawed W1 and W2 is off the table.

    That leaves the company with Android as the only thing its handsets can run, and when asked about this potential over-reliance on Google, Yu admitted that he's concerned, but has "no choice." On the upside, he did emphasize that he has a "good collaboration" with the search engine, before swiftly moving on to other matters, like writing off any plans for a homegrown operating system of its own. In his own words, Yu feels that "it's easy to design a new OS, but the problem is building the ecosystem around it."

    Huawei Is Shaking Up the Smartphone Market - WSJ
    I'll be honest. I have no idea how how many units Huawei sells, compared to it's competitors. It sounds like he's saying a Huawei Tizen device has no chance of success. Does this speak more about Huawei or Tizen?
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    Default Re: FYI; Huawei boss says Tizen has 'no chance' of success

    different strokes for different folks... to me Tizen works well and has lot's of potential just as Android did in it's beginnings...

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