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Wondering if there will be any decent third-party apps for upcoming devices running Tizen software? Samsung’s new smartwatches run Tizen, and eventually we could see Tizen phones and watches… and you’ll be able to buy music on any of them.
7digital has announced it’s bringing its digital music store with 25 million tracks to Tizen phones, tablets, and wearables.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- 7digital is bringing its digital music store to Tizen phones, tablets, and wearables
Just in case Tizen starts thinking it’s all special and stuff though, keep in mind there are hardly any platforms 7digital doesn’t support. Its apps are also available for BlackBerry, Firefox OS, Android, iOS, and Windows. [7digital]
- Pebble App Store hits Android with the Pebble 2.0 app
About a month after releasing its smartwatch app store for iOS, Pebble now lets Android users download and install apps using an Android app. [Google Play]
- Amazon Prime Instant Video signs BBC’s Orphan Black
I’ve been putting off paying for the first season until I’ve caught up on some other shows… sometimes it pays to wait. Amazon also has exclusive rights, which means Orphan Black won’t be on Netflix anytime soon. [Amazon]
- Google Play Music All Access now lets you create radio stations from any playlist
It’s a minor update, but one that gives you yet another way to create custom radio stations. [Google Play]
- Kobo (re) launches Windows 8 app for reading eBooks
After pulling its old eBook app, Kobo has launched a new app for reading eBooks on a Windows tablet. This spring the company will also launch a Windows Phone app. [Kobo]
- B&N is spending a lot less money on its NOOK division
Barnes & Noble spent about $7.4 million on its NOOK division last quarter. That’s a 74 percent drop from last year. While the company plans to launch new tablets this year, it’s clearly changing its strategy toward the eReader and tablet space. [Publisher Weekly]
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The only way I could support something like this is if it were more open or created more freedom for the user. Otherwise, it’s just another walled garden, so why care?
Even though Intel, Samsung etc are behind Tizen, it is linux, so a phone running Tizen should offer a higher chance of being able to boot other versions of linux…
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