First Tizen tablet looking mighty, is aimed at developers

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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13 Comments

1. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

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

3. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

We are in the 4th quarter...

2. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

UGLY .

8. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I was wondering what the writer meant when he said "..this admittedly good-looking tablet." Not ugly, but not different.

9. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

I meant that I like its snazzy red looks.

4. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

Innovation!! lol

5. GeekMovement unregistered

thumbnail is like iOS except circle icons instead of square.

6. taikucing unregistered

no apps = no buy. look at blackberry

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

10. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Shiny plastic, yummy. lol

11. mut_mut

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

the icons looks like a copy of android and ios

13. LG_is_the_best unregistered

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

12. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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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