tizen-fcc-z3When it comes to the major operating systems, iOS and Android are both currently owning pretty huge chunks of the pie. This leaves very little left for the other players, such as Tizen, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, just to name a few. So far Windows Phone has typically come in third, followed by BlackBerry.

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However according to a report from Strategy Analytics (via SamMobile), in a surprising twist it looks like Tizen has officially overtaken BlackBerry, making them the fourth largest smartphone operating system in the world. We know, this is pretty surprising especially when you consider that as far as mobile platforms are concerned, Tizen was but a blip on the radar several years ago.

It seems that Samsung’s efforts with the Tizen platform, and creating affordable handsets like the Samsung Z1 and the Samsung Z3 have no doubt paved the way for the platform to claim that spot from BlackBerry. In fact we suppose this shouldn’t really be too surprising when you consider that earlier this year, it was revealed that Samsung had managed to sell 1 million units of the Samsung Z1.

We’re not sure long Tizen will be able to hold onto their spot, or if they could eventually catch up to Windows Phone, but given that BlackBerry’s attention is now focused on the Android-powered BlackBerry PRIV, it looks like it could be a while before we see the Canadian company catch up.

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