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Samsung claims Tizen is coming soon, again

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Apr 2014 13:29 User comments (1)

Samsung claims Tizen is coming soon, again Samsung has placed a new time frame for its long-awaited Tizen operating system, claiming it will launch in the Q2.
This is not the first time the company has given a release date for the mobile operating system, but it has delayed it for years, releasing no smartphones or tablets running on Tizen but releasing some cameras and other less popular devices.

More recently, Tizen is powering the newly launched Gear 2 smartwatch.

Two smartphones running on Tizen are expected to be released, allowing Samsung to break some of its dependence on the Android OS. By releasing Tizen, Samsung can better build its own ecosystem, app store and applications, while collecting more revenue per device.

Despite Samsung's heavy marketing power and global brand recognition, prospects for Tizen have not been bright, especially after a delay last year due to market conditions as cited by carrier partners DoCoMo and Orange. The company has now changed the strategy and will release the phones in just a few countries where it believes it can succeed.

The first two devices will include a low-end device for volume sales, and a high-end device that could match the specs of the Galaxy S5 under the hood.


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117.4.2014 10:14

Why does samsung think we want a clone of android?

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