Samsung: 'the Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category'
1. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)
Now THIS is great news!!!
Thanks Sammy for taking the Tizen platform seriously!
14. joey_sfb (Posts: 3923; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I like the idea of having another open platform on the market in case Android get complacent. We can have another choice just that Android take 5 years to get here and I don't one to buy an incomplete product.
So please Samsung and Intel put in your best resources to make it work!
21. MobileJunkieJr (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Android/Google will never be complacent. If there ever be one that's complacent out of the two, it'll be Samsung. And it has already started... You've got the wrong picture.
29. jcarrigan (unregistered)
not that im not a fan of some competition and choice in OS but we already have Windows, Apple, Android, and Blackberry. How many more do we need? Granted windows and blackberry have been completely lackluster since 2009 but arent we just going to confuse the midless billions in this world with too many choices?
2. badero (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
That's fine, provided that they update the Samsung Wave.
We want TIZEN for Samsung Wave.
15. joey_sfb (Posts: 3923; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Feel your pain of buying an incomplete product.
19. MobileJunkieJr (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Okay. Assuming the Wave series are an "incomplete" product with reference to your comment.
Why don't you blame Samsung for making an "incomplete" series instead of blaming him for buying one?
20. nlbates66 (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
won't happen, unless you want to wait for the android project on xda to get calling functionality it's probably best to throw any wave devices away at this point.
30. jcarrigan (unregistered)
The only thing thats going to piss me off is if they start making better more high end phones on tizen instead of android. if you want to add another OS in this world, at least make it equal with the same phones. I actually quite a few people that would gladly had an Android Nokia phone or a Windows Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.
3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
That's great Samsung, I'm excited!
6. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Yes ... they are looking at how Google can catch every vendor by their balls some day ... so they are making first move away from that situation ... better be safe than sorry as saying goes and who knows if the succeed then you will have both google and apple suing samsung in tandem :)
12. PunyPoop (Posts: 750; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
They want their own OS. They are a big Company now, they have all the capabilities to leave the android OS
5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Hey Ho ......
Listen to this ...
What will HTC come out with ... TARZAN Phone? :D :D
Wish Samsung comes out with a high end Ubuntu Phone too and truly breaks out of the the SAME-sung mode :)
7. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)
Actually, the only company that combines high-end hardware development and OS development is Samsung, after Nokia quitting on MeeGo & Symbian OSs.
Samsung has now a GREAT opportunity to rule them ALL now.
I just wish that TIZEN will receive the appropriate "love" from software devs...
9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Yes i agree.
(1) Sony is a case of Good HW with failed SW implementation as always
(2) HTC is all about Apple style now ... fool the client with exteriors and by attacking the competition. No wonder both sink (and stink)
(3) Nokia : Right Company with a Wrong OS
34. Trex95 (Posts: 638; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
I don't understand why you guys hates Apple for no reason does Samsung bay you or something! I'm Android user I own 4 Android device S3, note 2, xperia T and xperia S and still respect Apple for what they did.
BTW if there's no IOS no Android sample as that dislike me now .
8. dynamo.one (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
i don't know if this will work...Android is really well established..but sounds interesting..we will see..
10. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Good thing they did not drop the project,like what nokia did to meego
11. PunyPoop (Posts: 750; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Now this is why the S4 is a mediocre phone. I may be wrong but they will pour out all the premiumness on this device. Flexible Glass, Dust Proof, WaterProof, and so and so.
13. yero789 (unregistered)
I think Nokia should've saved Symbian as a backup plan.That OS was the best os with great futures,it just needed some work on it.First of all,it needed good apps,and more apps,then,it should've supported high-res screens.Oh I miss Symbian times,even though good apps in OVI market are so expensive :D
16. lyndon420 (Posts: 2463; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
If Android apps can run on Tizen they may do well with it. Then again there may end up being a lot of friction from their previous partners (ms & Google). It will be interesting to see if they all develop for the platform or take apple's approach and keep everything to themselves.
17. lyndon420 (Posts: 2463; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I would actually like to see ms keep their apps on their own platform, and the same goes with Google. I think its funny when people buy a ms phone and expect apps from Google. Don't buy a Google phone expecting ms apps.
18. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Cheater samsung :@ :@ what abt the bada users no support, no sw update,no apps why?u cheat us samsung for make a useless phones
23. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And the phone still runs flawlessly. My Brother's wife has a Wave II phone. Runs excellent.
22. papss (unregistered)
Too bad it isn't someone other than SS making a tizen phone right now.. I hate SS as they are in their current state.
24. Sun_Wukong (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
And yet another new OS to compete with the new, crowded cohort of other OS releasing this year, like BB10, Firefox OS and Sailfish... as well as Ubuntu next year. Interesting to see how they play out...
25. speckledapple (Posts: 887; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
This is samsungs end game. They want their own OS that produces for them. Looks like a fork is certainly coming but with the company so dependent on Android, I cannot see that happening soon. Though it would be interesting if all of a sudden that just stopped focusing on Android which could very well spell the end to them and their investors. Oh the humanity.
26. JunitoNH (Posts: 1169; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Lol Google now, $amsung will totally ripoff Android. Just like Google took the liberty to ripoff iOS. So yeah.....this is great news.
27. starandmountain (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Will it be the note 3? it's at the same period!!
32. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
I think too that Note 3 will be having this os But I wish it will not.
33. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
LAME! jolla's sailfish will take over!! its way better and definitely dont look the same that anyone!
tizen is another copycat that samsung is pushing! looks exactly like and android or iOS!