Come see the Samsung Galaxy S4 running on Tizen

Come see the Samsung Galaxy S4 running on Tizen
The latest word we had on Tizen is that Samsung plans to officially introduce the platform at its Developers Conference next month. This comes after several rumors, including a tweet from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, said that the OS was DOA. While relations between Google and Samsung appear to be alright for the moment, there are other reasons for Samsung to want to keep developing Tizen besides keeping Google in its place. The theory is that Google does not want to lose the number one Android producer, and Tizen gives Samsung some leverage in dealings between the two giants.

A series of pictures from Tizen Indonesia shows version 3.0 of the OS running on a Samsung Galaxy S4. What you see might not be what you get as further changes could be made to the UI before the platform is launched on a device. According to the site, that launch won't happen until Q1 of next year.

On the other hand, nothing ever is what it seems when talking about Tizen, launch dates and specific Tizen powered devices. We've seen our share of alleged Tizen driven handsets and certain launch dates never come to fruition, so let's just call this a situation in flux for the time being.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: TizenIndonesia (translated)

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45 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

button theme looks familiar....wp8 possibly

5. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Definitely Metro influenced.

12. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

No one article without "hairdressers-designers" coments. LOL Apple totally brainwashed you guys. To the point: Tizen is OS that is supposed to work on PC and smartphones as well. Nothing to do with the dumb-phone iOS, or even Android. That is the most important here. Alan F... should know that Google CAN NOT do anything to Samsung or whoever else using android (open platform), no matter, how much intrigues iMedia try to do. And do not forget that not only Samsung, but also Intel are there.

22. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Why must everyone copy the beautiful windowsphone OS❔

28. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

^ WP blind fanboy alert!

32. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Yeah.. This design is flat and most probably. WP+Android+iOS hybrid device.

2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Could they just hurry up with it already! I cant wait to try it out, a part of me is growing a bit tired of Android.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

learn2rom

16. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

why waste your time on a clone OS when you have the original windows phone OS

19. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Easy son... Just probably the buttons\\\' look and nothing else. Overall UI, UX, and the more critical bread and butter kernel + OS + apps\\\' will be ahead of your so-called \\\"orig\\\" WP...IF it\'s done right anyways.

20. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

metro design + icons + lockscreen stupid samsung with Zero brain cells we all know they can\\\'t design they copied apple and now they are copying windows phone and the funny thing even apple, google and blackberry copied windows phone / windows / Microsoft Design language

29. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

WTF how did google copy the WP phone design language!, And why are there so many blind WP fans now!

34. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I don't see it either WHoyton.

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Why must everyone copy the beautiful windowsphone OS❔

33. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Easy now volcano. Samsung followers will be flocking at your back. You\'ll get burned. :)

38. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

lol care o meter Zero if they are truly samsung fans they won\'t accept what samsung doing what the point of having huge amount of cash if you are going to copy compititors work its a shame to see big company like samsung without unique identity we dont need copiers in smartphone market we need and we expect each company to spend money on research design and providing different experience to users

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Looks like WP8 that got TouchWized, but looks good IMO.

4. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Very nice, release it already as a ROM to flash, might give it a go.

6. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I haven't seen enough to make any fair judgments yet.

7. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

True very true

8. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

apparently Sammy can\'t be original. looks like WP8.

13. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

iBS. LOL

9. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

might just be me but the colour scheme in the music player looks really distasteful.

14. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Hairdresser????

10. warren24

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

is that primary and beenzino i see?

15. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

apprently these idiots at samsung have no brain to think about anything blind windowsphone copiers they did not even bother changing messaging icon from how it looks on windows phone even the lockscreen look like windowsphone

17. FadyNabil

Posts: 39; Member since: May 10, 2013

Metro inspired! but looks nice. seems that metro UI is the next design trend. Samsung copied Apple IOS before and now copying windows phone.

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Funny because everyone always puts WP down for being ugly and plain... Turns out it really is the best looking OS around..

30. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Just stop spreading WP rubbish!

39. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Says you. There\'s plenty of reasons why WP is a very far distant third.

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