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Samsung confirms to launch Tizen-based Smartphone for 2013
(04-01-2013)
 
Samsung confirms to launch Tizen-based Smartphone for 2013
 

Samsung confirms to launch Tizen-based Smartphone for 2013

Samsung is said to be working on launching a Tizen-based smartphone in collaboration with NTT DoCoMo which is expected to sometime around next year

Samsung is currently the worl...d's largest handset manufacturer with 29 per cent of the market, according to the latest figures from analytics firm. For people who may not be aware, Tizen is a Linux-based open source OS announced after the termination of MeeGo. Nokia had launched two MeeGo-based Smartphone Nokia N9 and Nokia N950.

The companies hope to make Tizen a stronger competitor to Android. What benefits Samsung about Tizen is that the OS supports multiple device types so they could roll out a consistent user experience on phones, tablets, and their Smart TVs.

Tizen is seen as an alternative operating system to iOS and Android. Tizen 2.0 may be released this month so it is expected that devices will follow shortly. Although Samsung is believed to have designs on making Tizen a leading mobile operating system, Android and Windows Phone are expected to continue to be a part of its mobile product for the future.