Samsung Tizen Smartphone to touch down In February?


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Samsung to unveil first Tizen smartphone at MWC 2013?


Samsung have begun sending out invites to a conference at this years Mobile World Congress in February. The press event, taking place on February 23rd, is dedicated to Samsung's own operating system Tizen.


At the gathering the world's journalists will be introduced to the new platform for the first time. But the big question on everybody's lips is whether Samsung will unveil the first smartphone to run on the Tizen platform.


Rumours of a Tizen-powered smartphone have been circulating since the beginning of 2013, but so far nothing official has come to light. Although, a few months ago a version of Tizen was spotted running on a Samsung Galaxy S4.


Could Samsung's flagship smartphone be the device to debut the new platform? Only time will tell, but there can't be a much better way to showcase a new platform than introducing it on your star device.


So Samsung Tizen?


Tizen is an open-source operating system that is being jointly developed by Samsung and Intel. It's based on the Linux platform and builds on the foundations laid by Samsung's Bada platform.


Samsung are keen to launch their own operating system to reduce their reliance on Google's Android platform. That's become an increasingly pressing concern for Samsung ever since Google entered the hardware market with range of Nexus devices.


We'll have to wait until Mobile World Congress in February to get the full lowdown on Samsung Tizen. But if we hear any more information before then we'll let you know.


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By Simon Thomas on 20th December, 2013

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