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First Tizen tablet looking mighty, is aimed at developers

Posted: , by Chris P.

First Tizen tablet looking mighty, is aimed at developers
Back in July, we first reported on a story involving a Japanese Systena-made tablet that ran on an early prototype version of Tizen OS. The Intel- and Samsung-backed platform has been in development for a while now, and various snippets of information are pointing towards an official outing not too long from today, granted that everything goes according to plan.

Speaking of things going according to plan, we noted back then that the Tizen-powered tab is headed for Japan's Smartphone & Mobile Expo, which took place, surprise-surprise, yesterday, and is still going strong today. The unnamed Systena tablet runs on Tizen 2.1, and is specifically built to cater to developers that are intending or at least considering to build for the new OS. That's crucial, as you may have come to realize, since a platform, no matter its functionality and level of sophistication, simply won't make it unless it can offer a rich app ecosystem.

Anyway, turning to the hardware at hand, the tab is actually quite an offering in its own right – it packs a 10.1-inch WUXGA display (1920x1200), which is powered by a unspecified 1.4GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 based chipset and 2GB of RAM. No pricing details have been given for this admittedly good-looking tablet.

source: Systena via Liliputing, Tizen Indonesia

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posted on 25 Oct 2013, 03:46

1. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)

I thought Samsung will release Tizen-based devices this Q4 of 2013

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:17 4

3. DanishDynamite (Posts: 46; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

We are in the 4th quarter...

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:16 15

2. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:11

8. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

I was wondering what the writer meant when he said "..this admittedly good-looking tablet."

Not ugly, but not different.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:01 2

9. Chris.P (Posts: 567; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

I meant that I like its snazzy red looks.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 05:34

4. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Innovation!! lol

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 05:37

5. GeekMovement (unregistered)

thumbnail is like iOS except circle icons instead of square.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 05:59

6. taikucing (unregistered)

no apps = no buy.
look at blackberry

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 07:19 1

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Is this going to be the $100 tab from a "reputed" manufacturer that Intel CEO keeps talking of?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:54

10. Razrman (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Shiny plastic, yummy. lol

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:52

11. mut_mut (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)

the icons looks like a copy of android and ios

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 18:57

13. LG_is_the_best (unregistered)

Samsung has a version of Tizen similar to Touch-wiz and that really looks like Android!

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 23:45

12. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

People are going to hate so bad. Let the "There only needs to be iOS and Android" comments begin. I won't by this but competition is good. Just name it Galaxy anything they got a winner on their hands.

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