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Samsung plans to welcome first Tizen ( Open Source OS) phone no later than September
techradar.com ^ | March 15th , 2013 | JR Bookwalter

Posted on 03/16/2013 12:23:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

High-end device expected as early as August

Samsung may be making big Android bucks, but it's also working to wean itself off Google's mobile OS at the same time.

Samsung launched its new Galaxy S4 smartphone this week, but the company isn't putting all its eggs in Android's basket, revealing plans for additional high-end devices running the open-source Tizen platform.

Bloomberg reported Thursday that Samsung Electronics Co. plans to parlay its success with Android into a rival operating system viewed as less restrictive than Google's own.

Known as Tizen, the open-source platform is being developed by Samsung and 11 partners - including Intel and Sprint - as an effort to slow the domination of Android, which currently powers all of the Korean manufacturer's smartphones and tablets.

Samsung's Executive Vice President of Mobile Lee Young Hee confirmed the news in an interview, promising devices "in the high-end category" available in August or September.

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Although there are currently no devices yet available capable of running Tizen, the company behind the OS appears confident of its success.

"As an open-source software platform, Tizen is designed to make it easy to develop for a range of devices," a Tizen Association spokesperson told Bloomberg.

Samsung expects the first Tizen smartphone to be one of three premium handsets the company releases this year, kicking off with Thursday night's launch of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S4.

"The device will be the best product equipped with the best specifications," Samsung's Lee Young Hee added without elaborating on how it might differentiate from what the company has already done with Android.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech; smartphones; tizen

1 posted on 03/16/2013 12:23:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce
Related thread:

Samsung to launch first Tizen phone in 2013 ( MeeGo=>Tizen...Android Rival)

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Tizen is a Linux-based operating system and it only came to being after Nokia chose to pull the plug on MeeGo. Intel and Samsung took over and the Linux Foundation is now in charge of overseeing development. In addition to smartphones, Tizen could be used in tablets, smart TVs and other devices, even appliances. It's a shot across Google’s bow, but we're not sure it can sink Android.

2 posted on 03/16/2013 12:28:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ve read the reviews on the Galaxy S4 they just released. I’m not too impressed. I’ll wait till it’s in stores. Then I’ll buy the S3 for $49.00.


3 posted on 03/16/2013 12:40:18 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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I’ve read the reviews on the Galaxy S4 they just released. I’m not too impressed.

Neither am I. But I'm hoping it spurs Apple to increase the iPhone's screen size -- then I'm buying the 6.

4 posted on 03/16/2013 3:59:37 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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