Samsung's Android Escape Plan, And What It Means for You

There's not a whole lot that's new about Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2. It's take two of a product that wasn't that great on the first go-round. But underneath, the Gear 2 isn't just another gadget; it's a defiant shot across Google's bow. It's a trial run where Samsung can practice seceding from the world of Android. » 2/23/14 11:17am 2/23/14 11:17am

This Could Be an Early Build of Intel's Mobile OS UI

Ars Technica has screenshots of what it says is Intel's UI overlay for use on mobile handsets in the future. If real, these early shots of the skin, codenamed "Obsidian", represent the earliest look at Intel's vision for the Linux-backed Tizen OS, as well as for what we should be looking for on future Android devices. » 6/10/13 9:46am 6/10/13 9:46am

Samsung Rumored to Release Open-Source, Tizen-Based Phone in 2013

Samsung is a big player when it comes to making some of the most popular Android phones, but that doesn't mean they don't also like to dabble in their own, Google-free side-projects. According to Japan's Daily Yomiuri, Samsung aims to launch its first phone running the open-source Tizen operating system sometime in… » 12/31/12 12:05pm 12/31/12 12:05pm