We won’t see the first Tizen phone this year. That, however, doesn’t mean Samsung has abandoned the platform. Quite the contrary, the executive at Sammy’s visual display unit Kim Hyun-seok said that Tizen is a “significant investment” and that there’s been “much progress in the [first] Tizen TV”, but a smartphone running the new OS will be released before it.
The exact launch date is still a mystery though we hope to learn something on this at next year’s CES and/or MWC. As far as I can tell, both of those events present perfect stage for launching the new platform, to instantly gather some industry feedback and attention.
Currently iOS and Android platforms dominate the mobile market and Samsung as the biggest phone maker wants its own platform, which is consequently also supported by Intel. We tend to think that these two companies have what it takes to offer an alternative OS, though only time will tell whether we’re right or not…
[Via: Unwired View]