Samsung look set to launch their first smartphone running on the Tizen platform in August or September this year. The premium mobile will be the first to launch on the Linux-based operating system.
Samsung look set to launch the first smartphone running on the Tizen platform in August or September. The information was unveiled by Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, in an interview reported by Bloomberg.
Samsung, like all other mobile manufacturers, are keen to reduce their reliance on the Android platform after Google's move into the device market. The launch of the a premium Tizen smartphone would be a good first step !
What is the Tizen operating system ?
The Tizen platform is a Linux-based operating system jointly produced by Samsung and Intel. Tizen was formed by combining the MeeGo and LiMo platforms. At the start of last year Samsung also added that they'd be incorporating their Bada platform into Tizen.
Tizen could well feature on a whole host of devices and the good news is that it's open-source meaning that the code is open for developers to edit and customise. However , it's got a mammoth task to get anywhere near the popularity of Google's Android platform.
What do we know about Samsung's Tizen smartphone ?
The Samsung Tizen smartphone will be a premium smartphone with a high-end specification. That's pretty much all the information confirmed by Samsung, but we'd expect it to incorporate a similar design to Samsung's Galaxy S4.
The Tizen smartphone will land in August or September, so it could even include a very similar specification to Samsung's recently unveiled smartphone. Initially, we expect it be launched in small numbers and be given out free to developers to promote the new operating system.
As soon as 3G hear more about Samsung's Tizen smartphone we'll let you know.
In the same interview with Bloomberg Samsung's Lee Young Hee confirmed the company would be launching a Galaxy Watch accessory. Apparently, they've been working on the smartwatch for sometime already. You can read more about Samsung's Galaxy Watch by clicking here.
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By Simon Thomas on 20th March, 2013