ABI: Tizen to crack top five OS list this year

ABI: Tizen to crack top five OS list this year
According to researcher ABI, of the new OS platforms coming out this year, Tizen has the chance to crack the top 5 global platforms by the end of the year. Strong backing from partners Intel and Samsung combined with industry players who want a strong challenger to the iOS/Android duopoly give Tizen an opportunity to succeed.

The Samsung Redwood

The Samsung Redwood

In Europe, carriers Orange and Vodafone both say they will support the platform. But ABI believes that Asia will be the big region for Tizen with 65% of its installed smartphone base to be in this area. Tizen has support in Asia from mobile operators like KT, NTT DoCoMo, and SK Telekom. Individually, the new OS contenders like Tizen, Firefox and Ubuntu might not generate strong numbers in 2013 alone. But together, ABI sees 135 million smartphones shipped with these new operating systems installed, over the next five years.

We've shown you pictures of the Samsung Redwood, which is a high-end model that could be the first Samsung phone to be powered by Tizen. Some believe that Samsung wants to exclusively build Tizen powered phones in the future and drop Android. The OEM's success with its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines was said to be giving the Korean manufacturer the confidence to focus on Tizen flavored models. But some of that speculation has cooled off in light of the recent introduction of the Nexus Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 running on stock Android.

source: ABIResearch via BGR

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18 Comments

1. kozza3

Posts: 776; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

GS4 users get ready for a very interesting update! yea right... that would be INSANE!!!!

2. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Dual boot with Android JB 4.2.2 and Tizen?

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Now THAT would be truly interesting.

9. ihatesmartphone unregistered

i want triple boot... android, tizen and wp, YEAHH!!

16. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Would like to see guys like Samsung give users to flash the OS of their choice before purchase

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I think Sammy would introduce a flagship this year based on Tizen for sure. This OS does look good :)

4. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They will probably make a Galaxy S4 Tizen edition. Nothing wrong with competition it will just encourage google to make more updates.

5. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Samsung should really not feel the need to be like Apple. Hopefully they won't think since they've sold a lot of Android phones that they should now have their own OS made exclusively for them and drop Android completely. I'm pretty sure they're not that stupid... But you never know.

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Who told you that they will completely drop Android? Tizen is a good OS and there is no harm in trying this OS on couple of flagships along with Android. And Samsung is capable enough to do so.

18. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I'm just basing my comment to what was said in the article. Don't get all butthurt about it.

7. FlushGordon unregistered

I'm done buying SAMSUNG handsets should they abandon Android and go Tizen exclusively.

8. pratyushgaur.6

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Then i would buy other Android phones. I am not following Samsung to any other OS. :)

10. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

total nonsence it would be just like bada

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Now don't make any mistake here in TIZEN like BADA. Bada was a flop, I bought one and I felt bad after purchase, now i'll buy any good Android or WP or BB.

13. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

What's the differentiator over Android then? Less lag? Or is it just that Samsung wants full control over the OS?

14. serge327

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Bada OS have been Fail, Now Tizen be the second experiment. If fail still have 3rd experiment call BATIZ OS (combination Bada and Tizen)...

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2526; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Bada was already incorporated into Tizen.

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

5th place, eh? So it's Android, iOS, WP, BB, Tizen? That's huge, man. Huge. Bigger than Symbian!!

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