Samsung has made it clear that its Tizen operating system won’t only be limited to tablets and smartphones. The company aims to create an entire ecosystem which will include all sorts of devices, from smart TVs to infotainment systems in vehicles. Apparently Tizen might find its way into your kitchen as well, if reports coming in from Korea are true. Samsung will reportedly launch a “smart fridge” at CES 2014, one that will be powered by Tizen. This would be the company’s second Tizen device, the first being its smart camera.
Apparently the smart fridge will have a built-in PAD with a large display, it will run on Nexell’s Application Processor and is likely to have 512MB or 256MB of RAM. Nominal built-in flash storage is expected, and so is Wi-Fi b/g/n support. Samsung hasn’t commented on the rumor as yet, and hasn’t confirmed if it plans to bring Tizen over to home appliances as well. There’s no word as yet when the first Tizen powered smartphone will be released, there’s quite a lot of hype surrounding it. Samsung was initially rumored to launch it this year, but it has apparently delayed it to 2014. It is unclear if Samsung plans on making a Tizen phone related announcement as well at CES 2014.