Japan's NTT DoCoMo Drops Interest in Supporting a Third Smartphone OS
Published on: 22nd Jan 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Japan's NTT DoCoMo which has been one of the mobile networks promoting the Tizen OS as a possible Android challenger is now reported to have dropped interest in the platform.
"The market is not big enough to support three operating systems at this time," a DoCoMo spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.
The impact on Samsung's own plans to push the Tizen OS as a possible balance against Google dominated Android is unclear at the moment, although the company says it is still committed to the platform.
Tizen is being developed by a consortium of companies including NTT DoCoMo, Intel and Samsung. The OS is based on Linux and formed by the merger of the Linux and Limo Foundations.
On the web: Wall Street Journal