We expected to see a Tizen smartphone last year, but continuous delays meant that a possible launch was pushed into early 2014. Late last year rumors pinned our hopes to Mobile World Congress 2014 for a launch, but Samsung has no plans of unveiling its much awaited Tizen smartphone at this industry event. If not now, then when, appears to be the obvious question here. Samsung co-CEO JK Shin reportedly had an answer ready when queried about the Tizen smartphone, apparently he has said that it is “too early” for a Tizen smartphone to be released in the market at this point in time.
It was only yesterday when we reported that the Tizen Association chairman expects a phone powered by this nascent platform to be released later this year, though he didn’t elaborate if Samsung will be the first one to push its device out the door. The association has several other OEMs on board as well, including China’s ZTE, who have committed to making Tizen phones. For long it has been believed that Samsung will be the first one to release a Tizen smartphone, but so far it appears that the company is holding off until there’s ample developer support behind the platform. Right now it can’t be said for sure when Samsung’s Tizen phone will finally be launched.