In the world of mobile operating systems, the main two titans duking it out for top spot would be the highly fragmented Android and the closed iOs ecosystem, while third place seems to be a filler fight between the recently introduced BlackBerry 10 as well as Windows Phone 8. However, this morning we saw Mozilla announce another entrant to the scene, which would be the Firefox OS, and Samsung is not going to rest on their laurels, having announced a possible Tizen-powered smartphone from Samsung arriving later this July at the earliest.
The Tizen Association is said to be on schedule to make the official announcement concerning this Samsung manufactured, Tizen-powered smartphone at MWC later this week. Other than Samsung, NTT Docomo of Japan has already committed to carry such Tizen-powered handsets when the time arrives. It remains to be seen what kind of reception the public will give the Tizen OS, although do expect most of those who do so to be power users who love to embrace an open operating system that is highly customizable according to their tastes.
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