Not content with releasing Samsung Galaxy (Android) and Samsung ATIV (Windows 8/Windows Phone 8) devices, the world’s top mobile manufacturer is also brewing its own smartphone operating system.
I speak of Tizen, of course, and the latest word from South Korea suggests the first Tizen-based phone has been pushed back till Q4.
That’s the story over on Korean-language site iNews24, with the headline: Samsung Electronics and other phone release date now seems a little slow.
The Chrome translation isn’t too hot (clearly), but SamMobile assures us the article is ultimately saying that the first Tizen smartphone has been pushed back a couple of months from its expected Q3 release.
The reason? Something to do with the Tizen app store. Yeah, probably a good idea to get that in order before launching the phone.
On the plus side, there’s a chance we might get a glimpse of the first Tizen phone at IFA in Berlin in September. Incidentally, that’s where the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to launch, too.
Speaking in March this year, Samsung’s resident fox, Lee Young Hee, whispered: “The Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category. The device will be the best product equipped with the best specifications.”
Crazy guys standing on street corners suggest Samsung could eventually ditch Android in favour of Tizen.