Samsung has been backing Tizen for some time now, and it’s plans to release its first smartphone running the OS has officially been delayed. While the handset was expected to debut sometime in August, it’s now been pushed back two months.
Apparently Samsung has been facing some issues with the OS, with the App Store being the primary the focus. Said application outlet is being design by both Samsung and Intel, and needs more tweaking (and more apps) before it can be deemed adequate for the market. Even still, many remain skeptical of the upcoming OS.
Of course, this isn’t Samsung’s first attempt at developer its own, home-cooked operating system. Samsung’s first foray started with Bada, which was flawed OS, but didn’t do too shabby. With the Wave handset lineup sales passing 10 million at the end of 2011, there’s a good chance that Tizen will be able to exceed its predecessor by a wide margin. That said, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Tizen, no matter what markets it initially launches in and how much more flexible it is compared to Bada.
In the grand scheme of things, Tizen is but one of many upcoming mobile operating systems. With the first Firefox OS phones launching today to consumers, and Ubuntu Mobile still an exciting option for many, it will definitely be interesting to see how all three operating systems fare when they’re all available to the world.