1) It's not US-driven.
2) It's Linux-based, open-source technology.
3) It seems to have a hint of a larger plan to be able to apply to other devices (e.g. cars) and not just mobile phones.
If the third point is what Samsung is really investing in, it just may work – given a few years.
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Tizen Open Source Mobile OS in Works, Intel and Samsung Backing It
Apparently thinking of a post-Android world at least in part, the Tizen OS is coming to fruition, hosted by the Linux Foundation. The interface looks nice, and although its backers' plans are unclear, perhaps Samsung and Intel see the squeeze between Google's ARM/Motorola moves and Apple's own approaches and are eager to define a non-Microsoft alternative that can give them some negotiating room. This is probably not a bad thing to have – if they can attract developers to it. Nokia's similar MeeGo OS has not fared very well, so far, so this may be an uphill battle.
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