With iOS and Android currently dominating the smartphone platform marketshare, and with Windows Phone and RIM’s upcoming Blackberry 10 looking to steal a piece of the pie, do we really need another mobile operating system? Some of you guys might have heard of Tizen before, which for those who are unfamiliar is a collaborative effort between Samsung and Intel. Now we’ve seen Tizen running on the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD, but will it make its way onto other manufacturers’ devices?

According to DigiTimes’ sources, it seems as though we can expect to see Tizen arrive on a variety of different devices ranging from smartphones to tablets to notebooks as early as the second half of 2012. Assuming the publication is to be believed (their track record has been less than stellar to date), devices from Acer, ASUS and HTC are expected to feature the operating system and could be focusing at the developing market. Due to Tizen’s scalability, it has also been reported that Tizen could be making its way onto in-vehicle infotainment systems as well. So what do you guys think? Anyone looking forward to another operating system alternative?

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