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Phones powered by Tizen heading to India and Russia

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Phones powered by Tizen heading to India and Russia
At MWC in February, Samsung quietly showed off a Tizen powered handset while introducing a pair of  Tizen powered smartwatches. Next stop for Sammy's OS is India and Russia, where it will be employed in a new smartphone. A report published on Sunday states that the Korean tech titan will be holding an "Unpacked" event in Moscow within weeks, to unveil the handset. Since the manufacturer uses these events to introduce its high-end models, we could be getting a hint of the type of device that will be revealed.

The date of the event will supposedly coincide with a Tizen developers conference meeting in San Francisco that will be held in early June. In addition to a Russian launch, the Samsung Tizen phone is also expected to be unveiled in India. And there is also speculation that a Tizen driven television will also be made available in the region.

When Tizen was first announced, many felt that Samsung was trying to reduce its reliance on Google's Android OS. Samsung is said to feel strongly that it is the major reason for the success of Android, with models like the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the just released Samsung Galaxy S5. But now, it appears that Samsung will confine Tizen flavored smartphones to emerging markets.

source: WSJ

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posted on 11 May 2014, 14:12

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Samsung Tizen handset will sell very well in India as Samsung has a humongous brand recognition and value here and people will buy it regardless of it running Android or not.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:52 1

4. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


featuring automated service of bleaching face of your wife/girl friend after they leave you.

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:29

15. priyesh (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 May 2014)


i don't think so that Indian buyers will grab what ever is thrown at them , before this they have rejected Bada OS from Samsung. Only if the OS has usablity like Android then it can excel in India or rest of the World

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:15 1

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3750; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Good for Samsung. Google's iron grip on Android makes it much harder for Samsung to control their own destiny. Not to mention that having more than one popular open source mobile OS is a good thing.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:45 1

3. corporateJP (Posts: 1844; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


This will go the way of Meego, time will tell...

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:54 1

5. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Now when they put TouchWiz on Tizen , ppl will not even see the difference. Right?
And you can see , why Samsung was duplicating many apps, like S-Voice, S-Calendar......in TouchWiz.
Of course Samsung DO NOT plan to leave Android, as the apple propaganda try to make intrigues.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:57 1

6. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Not a world wide launch? Hehe

I don't see this product succeeding though

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:59

7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I think this is a ill fated OS right from its origin.

posted on 11 May 2014, 15:32 1

8. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


The Apple's propaganda "black magics and spells", don't work anymore for Samsung. We have completely different reality now.
So better wait and see.

posted on 11 May 2014, 16:37

9. rkoforever90 (Posts: 97; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


best places for beta testing

posted on 11 May 2014, 22:52 1

12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3750; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Russia for security, India for durability

posted on 11 May 2014, 20:17 3

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 3252; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I am open to try out Tizen when its viable meaning apps and services. Too much reliance on US tech is not a good thing with their screwup ligation system.

posted on 11 May 2014, 21:20

11. maddy996 (Posts: 35; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


tizen for my country. .we r really dumb. .. :O

posted on 11 May 2014, 23:47 2

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 3252; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Dumber. You know which country I am from. Gear 2 is tizen.

posted on 12 May 2014, 00:39

14. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


welcome move by samsung. I am ready to try Tizen.

posted on 12 May 2014, 08:38 1

16. sks1969 (Posts: 86; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


Better to buy the Nokia X rather than buy Tizen. Samsung == cheap hardware + buggy software + ton of bloatware + pay $$$ for gimmicks. Galaxy S3 (international version) was my last phone from Samsung. Sold it after using for 6 months due to dropped calls, battery drains etc...

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