Samsung plans to sell a smartphone based on the open source Tizen operating system sometime in 2013 in conjunction with Japanese carrier NTT Docomo, a move aimed at supplying mobile device giants Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) with some new competition, according to a report in Japan’s Daily Yomiuri.
The Tizen OS is a Linux-based operating system springing from Nokia’s defunc
Days after releasing version 2.1 of the Linux-based Tizen mobile operating system, Samsung confirmed an upcoming GT-I8805 Tizen smartphone, and Intel demonstrated a laptop running Tizen 3.0 in a GNOME shell. Other developments around this week’s Tizen Developers Conference include a Tizen App Challenge and 2013 phone launch promises from NTT DoCoMo and Orange.
At the end of last month we reported rumours that Samsung was planning to develop Tizen-based phones, in partnership with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Now Samsung has confirmed its intention to build hardware for the Intel-backed Linux-based Tizen platform.
USA Today got it right last week when it claimed that Samsung was prepping a Tizen-based smartwatch successor to the Android-based Galaxy Gear. Well, they got it almost right Samsung unveiled three Tizen smartwatches.
Fresh out of five days at OSCON and all the fun events around Portland that week, a group of devoted hackers came to our Tizen Devlab and Hack to check out Tizens open source, HTML5-based mobile OS, which is being brought to the world by the Linux Foundation with support from Samsung and Intel.
Samsung plans to combine the emerging MeeGo Linux-based Tizen operating system with its own home-grown Bada OS in a new Linux-based platform, a Samsung executive told Forbes. This year, however, it appears the platforms will stay separate -- as many as two Samsung devices will likely ship with the HTML5-focused Tizen this year, says the report....
There was Tizen news aplenty at the Tizen Developer Summit including a Tizen 2.2.1 release, new details on Tizen 3.0, a Tizen-based Samsung NX-300M camera, and an upcoming Tizen Mobile Lite version for low-end phones.
Even without carrier backing, 'a few countries' will get Linux-based mobesHope springs eternal for wannabe Android competitor Tizen, with Samsung saying it plans to ship the first smartphones based on the open source OS in the second quarter of 2014
Smartphones and tablets running the Tizen operating system are expected to hit the streets this year, and it looks like Japan could be a good place to find some of the first. Hot on the heels of news that wireless carrier NTT DoComo would offer one of the first Tizen-powered phones, a company called Shisutena has announced its developed a 10 inch Tizen tablet.