Samsung have issued a new statement revealing that they'll be launching a smartphone running on the Tizen platform this year. Additionally, they are planning on launching future devices running on the operating system depending on market conditions.
The information was reported by Bloomberg from an email statement issued by Samsung themselves. Sadly, the Korean giant didn't give anymore details about the Tizen smartphone but as soon as we hear more we'll let you know.
The Tizen platform is a new operating system that was first announced at the back end of 2011. The platform is an open-source operating system produced jointly by Intel and Samsung which was merged with Samsung's Bada platform.
Samsung are looking to release smartphones running on Tizen to reduce their reliance on Google's Android platform. This gives them a backup plan should anything change regarding the Android platform and with Google's presence in the hardware market growing this could be a smart move.
As soon as 3G get more news about Samsung's Tizen smartphone range we'll let you know.
By Simon Thomas on 07th January, 2013