South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, a leader in the global smartphone market will be the first to launch a smartphone running on the Tizen operating system, but market launch dates are less clear. Tizen is a Linux-based open sourced mobile operating system, could be used for other devices such as televisions and tablets.
The Tizen project is hosted by the Linux Foundation. Japan’s largest mobile communication company, Docomo, Samsung Electronics, Vodafone, France Telecom, Panasonic, NEC and others are building an alternative platform that will rival the major operating systems from Apple and Google. The Next Web believes that one possible platform for the launch of devices is the Mobile World Congress in February, though Samsung’s focus on the Galaxy S4 suggests that first look dates are harder to predict. Tizen is formed from the abandonment of Nokia’s MeeGo, group of former Nokia engineers are girding to release an new MeeGo-based operating system called Salifish.
It was a big surprise to many given Samsung’s commitment to Android,however it looks like Korean firm is diversifying its options. Android has helped Samsung become the world’s top smartphone maker. To my understanding, the new operating system Tizen from Samsung, DoCoMo will revolutionize the market. The Tizen Technical Steering Group (TSG) is made up of Samsung and Intel. However HTC, Panasonic, ASUS, Acer, Huawei and others have all voiced interest in developing Tizen devices. (Image credit @tizenproject)
Tizen-based smartphones are likely to be released in Japan and other countries in 2013. I cannot wait – can you?
The lingering questions at this stage is what sort of processor the Samsung Tizen handset will run? So, why Samsung decided to choose Tizen operating system for its smartphones over Android?Post comment below!!!