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Surprise! Samsung NX300M camera runs Tizen Camera Platform; Tizen handsets coming next February

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Surprise! Samsung NX300M camera runs Tizen Camera Platform; Tizen handsets coming next February
Whether by design or by inadvertently not revealing it, Samsung announced during the weekend that the first Tizen powered device has already hit the market. It turns out that the Samsung NX300M camera runs on the Tizen Camera Platform which uses core Tizen technology. This was displayed on a slide presented at the Tizen Developer Conference by Samsung executive VP Jong-Deok Cho. The slide revealed that the Tizen Camera Platform allows the camera to boot up twice as fast as its Linux based competition. The 20MP snapper can also take 9 pictures a second.

As far as the long awaited Tizen powered smartphones are concerned, the first models are expected to launch in February of 2014. These units will have Tizen 2.2.1 installed while Tizen 3.0 should arrive in the third quarter of 2014. Tizen 3.0 will include enabling of multiple accounts and will feature 64 bit support. This version of Tizen will run on IA and ARM chips, offer performance improvements and allow handsets to come to market with more RAM. For developers, Tizen 3.0 will come with a 3D UI framework for better looking and better performing apps.

So much has been written about Tizen including one report earlier this year that the platform was almost dead. In addition, rumored launch dates never came to fruition. But now, Samsung itself is telling us that things are moving forward. Remember, this is the OS that could allow Samsung to step away from Android at some point in the future.


source: TheHandheldBlog via UnwiredView

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posted on 11 Nov 2013, 02:25 3

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2277; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice...

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 06:48

21. designerfx (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


what amuses me is I don't think people understand Tizen and why it exists.

Anyone who thinks it's because of android is completely wrong and/or mislead. Anyone who says it's "to get away from android" is also someone with a slant biased towards MS.

The reality is that they're doing it so they don't have to pay MS fees on the OS like they willingly do with Android.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 07:18 1

22. the_best (Posts: 132; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


well since most of the fees to ms comes from basic patents, they still have to pay ms nomatter what OS their units run.
just as they still have to pay Nokia, motorola(google) and every one else who own basic patents.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 07:49

23. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


@ designerfx
Not much truth in that.
Of course the "to get away from android" moto, is absolute iBS, aiming to make intrigues between Google and Samsung. Samsung have no need to move away from Android as long as they make good money there. Google also don't give a $it if Samung(or whoever else) dominate their platform. Only Apple slaves are concearn no one to dominate Android, because if many OEMs split equally the number, iPhone will regain the lead.
Of cours the OS-cartel don't like new new players like Tizen, that's why you will see much payed hate, and black spells on the tech sites.. LOL

Samsung (and Intel) make Tizen because they think this is better platform to put together all devices in one OS.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 02:46 8

2. MrJerry (Posts: 384; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Bring more competition.
Android and ios are too dominant and Windows keep sucking over n over again

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:26 6

10. cc3493 (Posts: 139; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You know theres other ones too? other alternatives include: firfox os, sailfish and ubuntu. Support them and then there would be more competition. Dont just sit there and expect them to get better or for more competition to exist if you buy android.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:27 5

11. sadiqahmed (Posts: 24; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Completely agree with you. Competition was desperately needed.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 05:07 1

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 2473; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Will buy only if the platform is viable. I do agreed that competition is badly needed and Android is too dominant.

But its a chicken and eggs issue no one would buy unless the software is up there with the competition and developers want to see millions of hardware sold before committing.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 19:28

27. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


If developers started taking HTML5 seriously and actually do what it is capable of, it can ditch most of this app nonsense. Heck, might as well start, Apple and Google praising HTML5 years ago killed off Flash development... and nothing has came to replace Flash because HTML5 was swiftly abandoned for apps.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 06:19 4

19. muhsen (Posts: 238; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


windows keeps sucking ???? hmmmm...the latest devices like lumia 1520 ,1020 and 520(which is selling like hot cakes) and the latest reports totally say the complete opposite . its time for u to leave the rock u r leaving under.
not liking an OS and criticizing it is something but denying that this OS is growing (FAST every quarter according to all the latest reports) is a totally different thing. its time for people to stop basing their comments on 2-year-old info

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 02:47 2

3. medalaster (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


So now the future of cameras start......and funny that how Samsung is going to dominate the camera world!

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:17 6

8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Samsung dominating the camera world? Not even close. These so called "smart" cameras are gimmicks targeted towards point-and-shoot users that are wannabe professionals.

For true professionals, Canon, Nikon, Leica etc. are still king Samsung's DSLRs aren't even in the top 10.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:42 5

13. wando77 (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Your comment couldnt be more idiotic. You have a problem with samsung dominating the point and click world? How are the smart cameras 'gimmicks'? Being able to upload to facebook or youtube is a genuinely useful feature and why shouldn't beginners be able to shoot 20mp shots with cameras that have larger sensors than a canon 1100d for example? Go back and look in your crystal ball mate cause you really have no idea of what the future holds. He said thw future of cameras STARTS now...... who is to say he is wrong?

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 04:11 3

14. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 879; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


no you're wrong since point of shoot isn't really the "camera world" the camera world is DSLR's not point and shoot so samsung aren't going to dominate the camera world

and also i believe that devices such the lumia 1020 , the Z1 and even iphones 5-5s honestly have great cameras even though it's probably all software but yeah all these phones are just as good as something that samsung could give us at this stage!

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 12:27 1

25. wildfiregt (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Comparing iphone 5/5s camera to advanced DSLR cameras is one stupid thing i've ever heard of.
There are so many settings on cameras. And yet, the iOS interface doesn't bring any. Android has some of those features like Exposure,ISO,Shutter...

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 09:00

24. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Lol... Even with NX300 + Android/Tizen OS samsung will not be able to dominate the point-and-shoot world.

For Facebook, Youtube and daily life situation all you need is a smartphones with great camera like Lumia 1020, Z1, or G2.

And your friend is totaly wrong because the future of the cameras is already STARTS when the first digital camera with Android is launched by Nikon.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 21:32

28. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


An accident in my pants will take place once such a beast is announced. And then I will buy it.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 02:50

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Do not underrate Tizen, Samsung and Intel has been developing it hand in hand with their own (64bit) technology. In all likeliness it will be feature rich, low on resources, super snappy and able to sideload Android apps - and now that 14nm low-energy SoC, ultra-thin flexible screen, nex-gen camera sensor a 4GB fast RAM looks extra promising! Big Nexus fan here, but I welcome everything fresh, which Tizen certainly is.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:05 4

5. Zeeya (Posts: 160; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


how do you know? ._____,

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:07

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Tizen runs on Linux kernel

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 04:12 2

15. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 879; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


do does sailfish and meego (sort off)

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:20 2

9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Tizen is not my cup of tea. It looks awful (even worse than Touchwiz) and from demo videos the OS is laggy like earlier Android versions (but can be fixed with a few updates).

What worries me though is that while Samsung is a fantastic hardware company, they are also an equally terrible at software.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:39 3

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


That's because Android is not the SW of their own, so whatever ideas they have for exclusive featured it has to meet the reality of Android code. They are writing the Tizen & Tizen app code from scratch, and it will make a difference, just not in 24 hours.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:26

26. kryme (Posts: 129; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


these tizen devices wont have have 2gb of ram they r setting it to run on 256 and 512mb ram smooth... basically they taking a apple approach

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 03:16 3

7. Reality_Check (Posts: 243; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Other OEMs should jointly support Ubuntu Touch. It has a lot of potential.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 04:13

16. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 879; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I'm not gonna lie i was hoping for some sort off MeeGo in there but i'm afraid there's isn't left sailfish looks awesome and promising but the hardware is a bit of a let down oh well :(

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 06:05

18. poping (unregistered)


good hardware + open os + 3rd party apps + good design = good device

...

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 06:33

20. Meego (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Meego is by far still the most beautiful OS too bad its dead(though it still lives at TMO).and nemo is gettin beta with glacier UI. Sailfish is just great.and dey are all still linux based. Meego already have a compatibility layer for Tizen.
sammy and intel beta step up and do beta than meego! And sailfish!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 23:29

29. JakeLee (Posts: 513; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Too bad that there is no free space left for another OS.

It's DOA.

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