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Report: First Tizen flavored smartphone from Samsung to launch in Russia next month

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Report: First Tizen flavored smartphone from Samsung to launch in Russia next month
The on-again, off-again saga of Tizen took a permanent turn "on" at MWC when Samsung introduced its new smartwatches, both powered by the OS. At the same time, the Korean manufacturer quietly showed off a Tizen powered handset. During MWC, there wasn't any information provided as to when and where this handset would first be released. But thanks to a report published on Sunday that cites a Samsung official, we now expect that the first Tizen powered smartphone will be launched next month in Russia.

The unnamed Samsung official, who works out of Korea, reportedly said that the plan is for other Tizen powered devices to connect with the smartphone. As for what we can expect from the first Tizen driven handset, the official states that it has specs similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president for Samsung's Product Strategy Team, earlier said that the company would release two Tizen powered smartphones during the current quarter. One would be a high-end model, while the other would be a mid-range device designed to attract buyers to the platform.

Why did Samsung decide on Russia to be the first market for a Tizen powered smartphone? The answer would seem to harken back to a comment made by Yoon during a recent interview with Reuters. At the time, the executive said that the Korean manufacturer "will release the phones in a few countries where we can do well." After the launch in Russia, the phone will head to Brazil and other developing countries.

It is believed that Samsung wants Tizen to succeed, in order to reduce the company's reliance on Google's open source Android OS.

Samsung's first Tizen powered phone, is tipped to launch next month in Russia

Samsung's first Tizen powered phone, is tipped to launch next month in Russia


Thanks for the tip!

source: IndonesianTizen (translated) via GforGames

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posted on 27 Apr 2014, 10:57 15

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 319; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


tizen is gonna be a big fail....

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 10:59 16

3. express77 (unregistered)


Haters are already here.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:13 4

7. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


If Samsung was comfortable with this OS they would release this phone in other countries first.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 12:27 9

20. rd_nest (Posts: 770; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


What? Russia isn't a country? Is it in some other planet?

They will release it as they seem fit for their marketing point. They won't release it to please your overzealous ego. They are in business, they know which place they can target first.

And Tizen isn't just about Samsung. NTT Docomo, Huawei, Intel, Orange, Fujitsu, SK Telecom, LGU+, Vodafone, KT are also part of Tizen.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:27 3

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3415; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


As ugly as touchwiz? no we are better with Android.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 13:54

28. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


The "best OS till date" Android.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 18:46

38. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 977; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


You mean - mobile OS?? Right?

I guess Tizen is meant to be both, thogh.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 14:51 1

33. Ashoaib (Posts: 2264; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I dont mind seeing a new comer

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 18:43

37. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 977; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


For you "beauty lovers" , nothing is more more beautiful than Tim Cook.

I remmember the old times when you iboys, were tech geeks, not hairdressers.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:07 3

6. Lyngdoh (Posts: 225; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Another fail like Bada OS.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:55 5

19. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 457; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Bada OS was half baked OS. This is a proper OS that Intel is into it and many other companies. Its been in development for years. Why is it so bad for even more competition to android?

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 12:34

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3415; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


The problem is that it is an ill-fated OS. It has never been successful for any company viz. Nokia, intel,etc involved in it. Its been delaying, abandoning and everything.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 18:53

39. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 977; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


There was nothing wrong with Bada. Simply not in the right moment .

Hope Tizen come at better time, when Samsung is much stronger, and Intel and many other companies are behind it, too.

And hope it will be more than only mobil OS.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:26 2

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3551; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Looks like galaxy S4 with Go launcher.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:43

16. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 493; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Just let the time judge your prediction is true or not.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 16:29

36. JoeDirt (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


"In Russia, Tizen powered phone operate you"

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 10:59 5

2. express77 (unregistered)


Lets see what this OS has to offer.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:27

11. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 493; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Just like Bada, it's inspired from Android.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 18:56

40. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 977; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It's inspired from the same, what Android, iOS.....and so on.... was inspired.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:02 7

4. Sauce (unregistered)


Why do so many people hate on Tizen? I don't get it.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:15

8. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


Samsung is making android phones while competing against android with Tizen. If they was serious about Tizen, they would quit making Android phones. Samsung is about dat short term money. Afraid to take risks not like HP or Nokia who took risks with going all out with an OS (Web OS/ Windows Phone)

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:20 4

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 1182; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I would rather be afraid to take risks but be successful.
Look at Sony, HP, and Nokia in the mobile phone market now.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:51 3

18. shuaibhere (Posts: 1518; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


First of all for OS to be successful...
It should have great ecosystem!!!
No OS can get apps just like that...
So they cant abandon android just like that ...even if they want to...so they'll release tizen in developing markets and built the momentum around TIZEN...
And imo samsung will not abandon android even if TIZEN becames a big success...because samsung is company which believes in giving costumers as much as CHOICE they can...

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 19:06

41. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 977; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Bad news for you, iboy.
Samsung will not ditch Android. And will make Tizen too.
And will have it great. Samsung make also WP smartphone(even if don't try hard there.
Besides Tizen is not only Samsung. Intel and many other are there too.

iPropaganda , trying to make intrigues betwen Samsung and Google is pathetic and helpless.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:33 1

13. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1390; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Because they want everything to be Android.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:37 5

14. androiphone20 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Same here, I think Tizen will be the best thing that could ever happen to Samsung

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 13:57

30. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Lets wait and see if this Tizen is any better than BB and WP8....?

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:38

15. ph00ny (Posts: 604; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Me neither. At least on wearables, it's more battery efficient with identical performance if not slightly quicker on same hardware

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:50

17. RandomUsername (Posts: 483; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


The question is: What's there to like about Tizen?

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 13:45

26. ph00ny (Posts: 604; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Um see above?

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 14:53

34. Ashoaib (Posts: 2264; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Bcoz ppl usually resist to any change

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 11:04

5. refillable (Posts: 640; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


In Societ Russia, Tizen Operates You!

Jk. Well anyway, hope for the best. However I don't see any reason why Samsung could have go with something bizzare yet unique like this?

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 12:38

22. Scott93274 (Posts: 1171; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Judging from the simple screenshots provided in the article, it doesn't look all that great. I haven't really looked into Tizen at all though. What are its selling points? What does it do that other OSs can't or what does it do better?

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 19:13

42. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 977; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"Judging from the simple screenshots provided in the article, it doesn't look all that great."
And WHAT you see there, so to "judge"??? Or you are talking "beauty" again???
LOL, LOL, LOL , what Tim Cook made of you guys?? I remember the time when you were tech geeks.

About your questions: Do not expect answer from the tech media

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 12:51

23. GreekGeek (Posts: 841; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I honestly don't see people jumping ship.
Even if you are a rabid Samsung fanboy.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 13:58

31. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Samsung fans will, just like Nokia fans who jumped from Symbian to WP.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 13:29

24. darkvadervip (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Why would they release tizen based watches but not a phone in the US?

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 13:34 3

25. shuaibhere (Posts: 1518; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Because watches doesn't need to have great ecosystem like smartphones...
And there is no competition in smartwatch OS market...

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 19:25 1

43. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 977; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Because US is the nest of the zombies. They never buy something that is not made in US , or not established .(and hard to change the Apple logo)

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 13:51

27. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Thebrise of the Windows Pjone Tile LOL Ike wannaBe continues.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 13:54 2

29. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The rise of the Windows Phone home screen wannabe's continues.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 14:00

32. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Well if this Tizen has a mix fusion of IOS, Android, BB, WP, and FF, it would actually be ok...?

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 15:31

35. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


I think they should diverse their portfolio as much as possible.OEMs and people don't like having one OS. But they should start with WP8.1 it's mature than Tizen and it has a ecosystem backing it. Plus I know people that love their Samsung ATIV SE

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