Seeking Alpha

Samsung (SSNLF.PK) confirms it will begin selling smartphones based on its Tizen OS this year....

Samsung (SSNLF.PK) confirms it will begin selling smartphones based on its Tizen OS this year. The phones will likely feature Intel (INTC) processors, given the chip giant's role in co-developing Tizen. Samsung is undoubtedly trying to lower its dependence on Android, but whether it succeeds depends on the willingness of consumers to embrace an OS that will initially have much less developer support. A Japanese paper previously reported NTT DoCoMo will sell Samsung's Tizen phones.
Comments (6)
  • wigit5
    , contributor
    Comments (3955) | Send Message
     
    Should be a positive for INTC since they will get paid whether the phone sells or not correct?
    3 Jan 2013, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
    , contributor
    Comments (753) | Send Message
     
    I'm guessing Samsung will cut its orders to Intel if the phones don't sell well :). But it's a nice reference win for Intel, especially since they haven't cracked Samsung's Android lineup yet.
    3 Jan 2013, 02:04 PM Reply Like
  • Mr. Knowitall
    , contributor
    Comments (7413) | Send Message
     
    Interestingly Samsung isn't using a Samsung manufactured ARM chip.
    Hmm..

     

    Does this mean Samsung sees something otherwise not apparent in the Intel chips? Maybe Apple sees this same thing?!!

     

    Okay, no more wild speculation, but good news for us $INTC longs.
    3 Jan 2013, 02:36 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
    , contributor
    Comments (3955) | Send Message
     
    Samsung could jsut see that INTC has the most chip capacity of any chip maker and that it might translate to lower costs while getting similar results.
    3 Jan 2013, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • medzjohn
    , contributor
    Comments (221) | Send Message
     
    Good point. If it does not sell, Samsung's rented not bought capacity.
    3 Jan 2013, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • raberto
    , contributor
    Comments (53) | Send Message
     
    as of now, it is just a nice symbolic reference win - not really relevant unless it increases Intel's market share in this segment.
    3 Jan 2013, 04:43 PM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Tools
Find the right ETFs for your portfolio:
Seeking Alpha's new ETF Hub
ETF Investment Guide:
Table of Contents | One Page Summary
Read about different ETF Asset Classes:
ETF Selector

Next headline on your portfolio:

|