First Tizen phone delayed till Q4?

First Tizen phone delayed till Q4?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.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 4, 2013 at 17:53

Better delayed than unfinished upon launch! (oh wait, I said that about BB10...)


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