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Samsung said to be trying to forge a Tizen/Firefox OS partnership

Reports suggest that Samsung is pursuing a partnership with Mozilla, hoping to bring Firefox OS together with Tizen. At a recent conference, Samsung’s Chief Secretary Wonsuk Lee, noted that a relationship between the two is possible. Not only is it possible, it’s technically feasible.

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Both operating systems are HTML5 based, meaning apps written for one app can be used for the other. That also means mobile apps for Chrome could be pinched, though those are currently not optimized for mobile. Both Tizen and Firefox are currently struggling to gain adoption, and foothold, in a crowded OS market.

While both are said to be used for low-end devices, Tizen is also meant for higher-end offerings. That would give Mozilla an inroad to a market segment they previously hadn’t pursued. Samsung, however, is currently dragging their heels with Tizen devices, delaying release of the handsets often.

Furthermore, when Samsung does bring Tizen out of the closet, they are quick to point out that it’s in the early days of development. The OS doesn’t impress those that have seen it, leading many to consider it unready for release any time soon. Samsung is again touting that the first Tizen devices will be released to the world early next year, but we’ve heard that kind of talk before.

Firefox is already available in some markets, and struggles to find a foothold. A partnership with Tizen would bring a partnership that is strong in name, but perhaps limited in functionality. One is new and finds trouble with making itself useful to a world dominated by android and iOS, while the other is often delayed and yet to be tested. If a partnership does occur, don’t expect much from it initially.

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Wozniak dreams of a Google-Apple partnership for a better tech future

Steve Wozniak may have co-founded Apple together with the iconic Steve Jobs, but he has never been one to mince words when it comes to critiquing the company. Now he is sharing that he wishes there was a partnership between the company he helped create and one of its biggest rivals, Google.

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It may sound wishy-washy and utopian, but Wozniak’s dream is somewhat based on reality. His aspirations come from his experience of using both Apple’s iPhones and Android smartphones. In some cases, Siri, iOS’ speech recognition software and virtual assistant, is unable to understand or figure out what he was trying to say, whereas Android could. He believes that this advantage is due to Google’s success in search and machine learning, which is one of the most important foundations of such artificial intelligence systems.

But it is not only in search or speech or virtual assistance that Wozniak believes would benefit from a culture of cooperation in the whole tech industry. In fact, he holds that openness and information sharing would benefit everyone and help developer better technology, including wearable devices. He thinks that cross-licensing, at a fair price, of course, would improve products. He sees some things on Samsung devices that he would love to have on an iPhone, and yet the current culture and business setup would make it expensive, if not prohibitive.

Of course, Wozniak’s words have little effect today, especially at Apple, which he has left a long time ago. He himself admits that, although he could have probably made such a partnership if he were holding the reins, he is not is not well versed in the business side of things. Still, Wozniak has his fair share of fans, both within and without the Apple world, who find listening to his ideas illuminating, or at least quite interesting.

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