We know that Samsung has been working on Tizen-based smartphones, although to date we have yet to see the South Korean tech giant launch anything. Well the good news is that if you were curious as to what Samsung’s Tizen products might bring to the table, it seems that we won’t have to wait too long.
According to a report by Reuters, they quote Yoon Han-kil, the senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team who revealed that Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone will launch around the end of Q2 2014. However for those worried that this could mean Samsung might try to distance itself from Android, fret not because according to Yoon, Android will remain as Samsung’s main business (as far as mobile devices are concerned).
Even better news is that Samsung’s first Tizen handset will be a high-end offering. We’re not sure what kind of specs we might be able to expect – might it be that it could share the same hardware as the Galaxy S5 but with Tizen on board? – but it will definitely be a phone worth looking forward to.
It’s an interesting move by Samsung since with the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit, that they chose to use a different operating system, versus the original Galaxy Gear which still relied on the Android platform. We have heard the rumors on how Samsung wants to lessen their dependence on Google’s Android operating system and perhaps Tizen could be the way to go, assuming that it will be well-received.
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