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Samsung Tizen phones (or any other Tizen device) likely not coming to the US soon

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Samsung Tizen phones (or any other Tizen device) likely not coming to the US soon
Tizen might be something to look forward to if you’re in search of a new, fresh mobile OS. Even so, Samsung will probably have a hard time making it successful. After all, looking forward to seeing a product doesn’t mean that you’ll like it and buy it - especially when the market is already crowded with popular products of the same kind. Specifically, we’re talking about the US smartphone market here.

In a recent interview with FierceWireless, Ryan Bidan, Samsung Mobile’s director of product marketing for the US, acknowledged that bringing a new software platform Stateside would be “a challenge.” In consequence, at the moment Samsung doesn’t believe that the US “is a great test market” for Tizen, and won’t release products based on it there - at least not in the near future. “We don't want to set ourselves up for failure," declared Bidan.

Instead, Tizen devices will be launched later this year in other regions around the world. Samsung may officially unveil its first commercial Tizen smartphone at MWC 2014 next month. The first country to get the handset could be Japan, as NTT Docomo (the largest local carrier) has vowed support for Tizen.

Other devices that might be released with Tizen on board include tablets, netbooks, smart TVs and in-car infotainment systems.

source: FierceWireless via PhoneScoop

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posted on 10 Jan 2014, 11:46

1. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

I might just pick one up unlocked from Ebay if they decide not to bring them to the US in the near future.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 11:43

2. clarkjeferson (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Dec 2013)

If Tizen is not for the us, the Philippines and Japan are both ready for tizen testing.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 09:43

3. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

I sense DOA

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