By STF News
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020 and the Year of the Rat.
Today, we're proud to launch a brand new developer portal. This is more than just a facelift. We've listened to your feedback and made content easier to find. We've refreshed our UI with a cleaner, more modern interface that works across desktop and mobile. And best of all, much of the content has been updated.
There's dedicated areas for developers and designers (Build and Design) to help you narrow in on what you want to do. Once you're ready to submit, there's a dedicated Distribute section to get you on the path to revenue. For those of you who are Galaxy Store Badge users, you can access your dashboard and other promotion services on the Galaxy Store page.
Read the blog for the latest tech tips and advice and check out where you can meet us, both live and online, in our events section.
As part of this launch, we have also launched new developer forums that utilize the popular Discourse open-source software. The new forums support capabilities like a feature request module where you can submit an idea for a new feature for our SDKs or tools. You can also show your support by voting for other ideas and provide comments on how it can benefit the developer community.
Forum participants can also earn badges as they interact and engage with other developers. Over the next few months, the existing community forums will initially be marked read-only and then will eventually be sunset.
Have feedback on any of these new launches? Please share your thoughts - what you love, what we can still improve, and what you'd love to see come next.
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It's tempting to think of Tizen as an also-ran in the smartphone world next to powerhouses like Android and iOS, but that's not entirely true when Samsung has sold 1 million Z1 phones in India since January. In fact, there are now signs that the Korean firm is doubling down on its partly in-house platform: Reuters sources hear that Samsung is planning to release "several" more Tizen phones later this year at a range of prices. While there aren't more details yet, the move suggests that Samsung is confident that it can expand Tizen's audience relatively quickly.
There's certainly a lot of pressure to do that. Samsung has been on less-than-friendly terms with Google because of its sometimes aggressive attempts to build an ecosystem on top of Android. The more Tizen phones Samsung sells, the more it reduces its dependence on someone else's platform for success -- it can promote its own services and stand out in a market where almost everyone else is relying on Google software. You probably won't be buying a flagship-class Tizen phone any time soon, but it's evident that Samsung is determined to avoid Bada's slow fade into obscurity.
The headlines are coming in with CES happening this week, Tizen will power all of Samsung's 2015 Smart TVs.
Samsung is pulling absolutely no punches in hyping up its CES product lineup this year, but this is a level of bravado that exceeds even the typically wild levels the company is known for. Look beyond its the incredibly awkward S'UHD TV branding (which probably stands for Samsung Ultra HD) — the real news here is that Samsung believes it has literally made the "most seductive TV of all time." Features and specs are clearly secondary to this tease — Samsung wants to get our attention with the pure sex factor of a giant, curved 4K TV. We're still more than two days away from the official start of CES, but few things sum up the event more than this.
The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/3/7487209/samsung-tizen-tv-seductive-advertisement-at-ces-2015