Just yesterday we heard that Samsung had allegedly slowed down the development of their Tizen-based devices in a bid to focus their efforts on maintaining their position in the Android market and fend off their competition. Assuming yesterday’s rumor was true, perhaps Samsung will not be slowing Tizen down too much, because according to industry sources based in Korea, we are hearing reports that Samsung could be looking to launch their first Tizen smartphone in October in countries such as Japan, France, the United States, China, and Russia.
Apparently the decision to launch in the countries mentioned above is because Tizen already supports the languages of these countries, so there will be apps available in the native languages of those regions, thus saving customers time and possibly a headache of looking for apps in their language. Samsung has also reportedly done their research on those markets and have found that some regions like Russia, France, and China were quite big on Bada OS, and we guess Samsung is hoping that they will be just as welcoming with Tizen. Samsung is also expected to hold a developer conference on the 27th of October, so an announcement made then would not be out of the question.