Tizen Trial: UI And Similar Ultra Android
Technology blog Ars Technica wrote today , Tizen operating system Android user experience with a very similar , except for some details, the entire interface is exactly the same with Android . However, the system to really grow, still have to overcome the lack of application of critical defects . Samsung Mobile World Congress in
this year, the product is clearly the most dazzling Android system equipped
Galaxy S5, however , the use of autonomous mobile operating system Tizen
equally deserving of attention, after all , this is a complete system is controlled
by Samsung . Tizen Samsung unveiled a prototype phone is very similar
appearance and Galaxy S4 . Tizen is a Linux-based mobile operating system
developed , because the system is Samsung's own R & D , and thus may
eventually replace the company's Android to become the leading platform. From
the current point of view , Tizen and Android looks very similar to the style ,
it looks like a device running TouchWiz Android system. Barcelona
Tizen button design with Samsung's Android phones exactly the same, but also provides a directory, Home and Back button. The system runs very smoothly, and Android, as the application of the system is also equipped with a drawer, home screen page, pull down the notifications panel and widget functionality. The biggest difference is circular application icon. widget with extended features, such as long as the weather widget slide down it, you can display the weather forecast for the next few days. The user can adjust the size of widget, which is the same as Android. However, if the widget compressed to 1x1 size, it will automatically become an icon, and if stretched to the size of 2x2 can become widget.
Press the Home key brings up recent applications, which is also the same with Android, but the thumbnails are displayed in a grid, rather than a list. In addition, we can not draw directly to the thumbnails, you must click on a small minus sign before it can be deleted. Samsung also provides a multi-window function Tizen. Just press return press, you can bring up a "mini-applications" list, allows multiple applications to run simultaneously on each window. The system is still a mini-camera applications, the effect is sufficient competition with Android.
Samsung said, Tizen device is expected to officially on the market in 2014, but does not disclose specific release areas.
From the interface, Tizen than that in the notification panel to change the weirdest Android, each notification is not presented in tabular form, instead of using a grid pattern. In addition, it set up the first page using a grid interface design, the second page is using the list view. But the interface is not everything, Tizen development tools for developers, how much interest is still difficult to know. It is reported that developers can use C + + or HTML5 to develop applications, it is apparent, with Andorid application developed in Java seems unlikely converted into Tizen applications. It is reported, there have been third-party Android applications on the emulator Tizen, but Samsung did not show this service.
HTML5 rendering is not limited to text and images, but also supports WebGL 3D applications. Samsung also unveiled a HTML5-based racing game, although very simple, but the effect is very good. Samsung has convinced many companies to develop Tizen applications, such as, Gameloft will develop for the platform native version of "Asphalt 8".
Surprisingly on Tizen prototype also comes with several Google icons, including YouTube and Google search, but can only be connected to the mobile site, rather than native applications. Before an OEM manufacturer does not seem to take this kind of model.
Although Samsung try to make Tizen imitate Android interface, but also seems to turn Tizen set for Galaxy S5 interface impact. Since the appearance of the Samsung designed these two systems are very close, so it may one day quietly replace the flagship smartphone operating system. At least in appearance, the average user is difficult to detect this change.
However, a major problem is that Tizen application. Although the system has not been finally completed, but at the moment, it seems to be an Android clone. Samsung has not demonstrated enough to attract users away from Android and select Tizen functions, but also did not demonstrate the advantages of this system lies to developers.
However, due to the OEM manufacturers must comply with the provisions of Google , so Tizen is expected to help Samsung better control over the entire software development process . But the development of the system is the first step , the most important thing is to get enough application support, which will be the emergence of a " chicken or egg " problem : no one to Tizen application development because one will buy Tizen handsets, while will buy Tizen handsets because nobody gave Tizen application development . Samsung tried to shortcut mobile site is also counted as " application " , but from past experience, this approach can not work.
Google has a huge software development capabilities, thus providing the killer app of their own operating systems, including Google Maps , Gmail, Google Now and YouTube, which are also attracting users to use Android 's weapon , and even a lot of iPhone users are very value of these features.
Samsung , the total number of applications ranging from how to Tizen zero to several million , and in the process of converting the system does not lose its existing share, is indeed a big challenge . Purely from the perspective of mobile phone operating system , Tizen seems pretty good, but Microsoft and Blackberry experience shows that this is not enough.