First Samsung Tizen handset(s) heading for Mobile World Congress?

First Samsung Tizen handset(s) heading for Mobile World Congress?Around a year ago, we heard that Samsung’s bada (which quietly outsold Windows Phone) was being absorbed by Tizen, a spanking new open source operating system.

Folks from Japan be saying the first Samsung Tizen handsets are definitely coming this year, and you know what happens next month, right?

It’s Japan’s Daily Yomiuri Online spilling the Samsung Tizen rumour juice, with thanks going to inside sources from the Docomo network.

If you’ve been following the Tizen news closely, you might recall Docomo features on a relatively long list of backers, which also includes Orange, Panasonic, Sprint and Vodafone.

As 2012 took its dying breath, the site screamed: “Samsung will probably begin selling the smartphones next year and they are likely to be released in Japan and other countries at around the same time, according to sources.”

Tizen was first announced way back in September 2011. Check it: “Tizen will support multiple device categories, such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks, and in-vehicle infotainment devices.

“The Linux Foundation will host the project, where Tizen development will be completely open and led by a technical steering team composed of Intel and Samsung.”

The Samsung/Tizen Mobile World Congress speculation appears to be just that, as Daily Yomiuri Online makes no mention of MWC. Still, with Tizen being in the pipeline for so bloomin’ long, it’s about time we saw something tangible.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 2, 2013 at 19:04

HTML5-based operating system.
Sorry, Lewis - you misunderstood that. Completely! HTML5 is one of the languages that apps developers for Tizen can use. The OS is not "HTML5 based"...

“The Linux Foundation will host the project, where Tizen development will be completely open and led by a technical steering team composed of Intel and Samsung.”

Many of them former Nokia devs. Thanks, Elop ;) There is your 3rd ecosystem.
Telefonica, NTT DoCoMo, Sprint, SK Telecom and other carriers already onboard. Dito Huawei....

But hey...

lcurdie / MOD  Jan. 2, 2013 at 19:42

HTML5-based operating system.
Sorry, Lewis - you misunderstood that.


Apology accepted :p Clearly the festivities have taken their toll...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 2, 2013 at 19:55

HTML5-based operating system.
Sorry, Lewis - you misunderstood that.


Apology accepted :p Clearly the festivities have taken their toll...


Maybe I'm quibbling... either way, you're not alone - Ahonen just tweeted "Tizen...linux-based, html5-based". :)

SpeedyG  Jan. 2, 2013 at 20:00

Do Bada buyers get their money-back or any offers when Tizen launches?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 2, 2013 at 20:09

Do Bada buyers get their money-back or any offers when Tizen launches?
They're all French, who cares :p?

Nah, I jest, Bada's a decent OS but a lot of its sales were made over in France, apparently it Bada phones were sold on some pretty good value contracts over there.

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 3, 2013 at 13:02

Intel + Samsung = Atom, meh

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