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posted 2016-11-28 20:41:35 +0300

i have been using the samsung z1 for about a year now, and i just got the aqua fish running sailfish 2.0

i have to agree that sailfish does have a steeper learning curve and i find some of it's interface choices unusual. (like i have to do 3 swipes (twice from left to right, and once top down) in order to get to the place where i can toggle wifi, mobile data, gps, etc...

on tizen (and also firefox os) that (for me crucial) function was accessible with a single swipe down.

as for android support however things are quite different:

the short answer is: tizen does NOT support android apps.

to me, supporting andoid apps means that i can take any app, load it onto the phone (which ever way) and run it.

on tizen i can't do that.

in order to run android apps they have to be wrapped into the ACL and a package of that wrapped version of the app has to be produced. this is not something that happens automatically at install time, but something that must be done manually by a package developer.

it is possible to install android apps only if they have been prepared that way.

there is a good reason for this: samsung is a commercial google android license. and the commercial google andoid license, i have been told, simply disallows using android in any way that google disapproves of.

jolla, and intex, i guess, don't have a commercial google license, and thus they can use the free android in any way they like, and are thus able to support android apps directly.

i have been using the samsung z1 for about a year now, and i just got the aqua fish running sailfish 2.0

i have to agree that sailfish does have a steeper learning curve and i find some of it's interface choices unusual. (like i have to do 3 swipes (twice from left to right, and once top down) in order to get to the place where i can toggle wifi, mobile data, gps, etc...etc...)

on tizen (and also firefox os) that (for me crucial) function was accessible with a single swipe down.

as for android support however things are quite different:

the short answer is: tizen does NOT support android apps.

to me, supporting andoid apps means that i can take any app, load it onto the phone (which ever way) and run it.

on tizen i can't do that.

in order to run android apps they have to be wrapped into the ACL and a package of that wrapped version of the app has to be produced. this is not something that happens automatically at install time, but something that must be done manually by a package developer.

it is possible to install android apps only if they have been prepared that way.

there is a good reason for this: samsung is a commercial google android license. and the commercial google andoid license, i have been told, simply disallows using android in any way that google disapproves of.

jolla, and intex, i guess, don't have a commercial google license, and thus they can use the free android in any way they like, and are thus able to support android apps directly.

i have been using the samsung z1 for about a year now, and i just got the aqua fish running sailfish 2.0

i have to agree that sailfish does have a steeper learning curve and i find some of it's interface choices unusual. (like i have to do 3 swipes (twice from left to right, and once top down) in order to get to the place where i can toggle wifi, mobile data, gps, etc...)

on tizen (and also firefox os) that (for me crucial) function was accessible with a single swipe down.

as for android support however things are quite different:

the short answer is: tizen does NOT support android apps.

to me, supporting andoid apps means that i can take any app, load it onto the phone (which ever way) and run it.

on tizen i can't do that.

in order to run android apps they have to be wrapped into the ACL and a package of that wrapped version of the app has to be produced. this is not something that happens automatically at install time, but something that must be done manually by a package developer.

it is possible to install android apps only if they have been prepared that way.

there is a good reason for this: samsung is a commercial google android license. licensee. and the commercial google andoid license, i have been told, simply disallows using android in any way that google disapproves of.

jolla, and intex, i guess, don't have a commercial google license, and thus they can use the free android in any way they like, and are thus able to support android apps directly.