Samsung confirms Tizen handsets coming this year

Samsung confirms Tizen handsets coming this yearEarlier this week, it was suggested that Samsung’s first Tizen-based handsets might debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February.

We’re still not too sure about the MWC part, but Samsung has confirmed it’ll definitely release Tizen handsets this year. ‘Citing.

Samsung confirmed earlier speculation from out of Japan, in an emailed statement to the chaps at Bloomberg.

The statement reads: “We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions.”

The South Koreans typically like to keep a finger in every pie, most recently with Android, Windows Phone, and its own bada OS.

Of course, while bada easily outperformed Windows Phone with a minimum of fuss, it just as quietly died a death – and was ultimately absorbed by Tizen.

There’s muchos speculation about Samsung’s long-term plans. While it’s very much the darling of the Android world at present, with the Galaxy range and handful of Nexus devices in the bag, Google has of course acquired Motorola.

We’ve yet to see Motorola benefit, but it seems almost inevitable that a Motorola Nexus device will materialise at some point, and with Tizen – Samsung might be laying the foundations to bail on Android entirely.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 16:12

Definitely interested in Tizen, I had a bit of a soft spot for Bada and it'll be interesting to see if it's still just as good with the Tizen bits added to it.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 16:13

Samsung might be laying the foundations to bail on Android entirely.
Yeah, that's likely...

lcurdie / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 16:33

Samsung might be laying the foundations to bail on Android entirely.
Yeah, that's likely...


Sarcasm? :p

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 16:44

Definitely interested in Tizen, I had a bit of a soft spot for Bada and it'll be interesting to see if it's still just as good with the Tizen bits added to it.

Despite numerous suggestions, there is no known bada device to date that is running the Linux kernel. Similarly, there is no evidence that bada uses the same or similar graphics stack as the Tizen OS, in particular EFL.

Whatever - I just hope they don't TouchWizzify it.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 16:48

Definitely interested in Tizen, I had a bit of a soft spot for Bada and it'll be interesting to see if it's still just as good with the Tizen bits added to it.

Despite numerous suggestions, there is no known bada device to date that is running the Linux kernel. Similarly, there is no evidence that bada uses the same or similar graphics stack as the Tizen OS, in particular EFL.

Whatever - I just hope they don't TouchWizzify it.

Stop making me disappointed, Bada was my mobile bit on the side :p.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 16:48

Samsung might be laying the foundations to bail on Android entirely.
Yeah, that's likely...


Sarcasm? :p

Me, sarcastic? Never...

AhmadCentral  Jan. 4, 2013 at 16:56

I totally misread the title and thought that Samsung were going to be selling these this year-

http://www.poppyspantry.com/images/Tizer.jpg

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 17:01

brewed for humans ©

AhmadCentral  Jan. 4, 2013 at 17:02

nailed it!!! ^

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 17:09

Also: With TouchFizz

AhmadCentral  Jan. 4, 2013 at 17:14

OMG, i'm dying over here.

SpeedyG  Jan. 4, 2013 at 18:19

Is it any different to the Ubuntu kernel coming to phones soon?

mightyforest  Jan. 4, 2013 at 18:28

Wonder what this will do to android dominance in the OS world

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 18:28

SpeedyG,
Ubuntu Phone OS, as I understand it, will use the/an Android kernel - thus making it easier to utilise Android's hardware drivers in order to port the OS to existing Android phones (because Canonical have no hardware partners yet - unlike Tizen).

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 18:31

Wonder what this will do to android dominance in the OS world
Not much - I'm afraid... It'll go the way of Bada, LiMo etc etc and some other great ideas Canonical had in the past. Ignored out of existence. Bits 'stolen' by non-open companies...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2013 at 17:42

Wonder what this will do to android dominance in the OS world
Not much - I'm afraid... It'll go the way of Bada, LiMo etc etc and some other great ideas Canonical had in the past. Ignored out of existence. Bits 'stolen' by non-open companies...

Or under marketed/not taken up by networks as contract devices :(

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