Samsung and Android go together like peanut butter and jelly. Android wouldn’t have gained so much market dominance without Samsung’s Galaxy line, and that Galaxy lineup wouldn’t exist without Android. Surely these two would enjoy a long, peaceful relationship for the foreseeable future, right? Maybe not.
People may have been used to Samsung smartphone runs on Googles Android Operating System or the latest windows phone 8, so would you even consider buying a smartphone running on Tizen backed by Intel Corp as its operating system?
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....
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
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.
Samsung plans to offer a high-end smartphone framed on the open-source, Linux-based, Tizen operating system later this year, according to a top executive for the Korean mobile device maker. Lee Young Hee, Samsung mobile business executive vice president, told Bloomberg News that the “Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category.
Samsung and Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile communication company, are joining forces to develop Tizen, an open source OS that supporters hope will cut into the 90% marketshare held by Google and Apple. The smartphones may be on the market by next year, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Tizen 2.0 alpha source code and SDK have been made available for testing by the Tizen Association, bringing a huge amount of updates and new features. When Intel dropped the MeeGo name of their Linux-based operating system and changed it to Tizen, not many people noticed it. MeeGo wasn't doing great and some users even thought that Inte... (read more)