Murtazin: Tizen almost DOA

Murtazin: Tizen almost DOA
A tweet from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin says that the Tizen OS is just about DOA. On Tuesday, we told you that the word from inside Samsung is that because of a lack of apps at the current time, the expected August launch of the first Tizen flavored phone has been delayed. The Korean based OEM wants the shelves to be full of apps for the platform first before launching the phone, not the other way around. The report on Tuesday mentioned November as a new target date for the release of the handset, which is supposedly a high-end model.

But Murtazin's tweet says that the delay is actually a cancellation of the entire Tizen project and he doubts that Samsung will release more than one Tizen powered handset for 2014. The OS is essentially a combination of Samsung's Bada and Nokia's MeeGo and was beginning to take on more importance inside Samsung as a way for the manufacturer to maintain its freedom from Google and its open source Android platform.

A follow-up tweet from Murtazin hints that Intel is doing a moire interesting Android based project that will also involve Samsung.


source: BGR

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19 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

My first phone: 100% android and forever android my backup phone: 40% chance an android, 40% chance blackberry, 20% chance windows phone, 0% chance for other...

10. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

dude, why so much dislike to windows phone? its at least better than blackberry

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's obvious that her hatred isn't directed toward WP...at least not this week, anyway.

19. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Regardless of her opinion, we all now know that there is one less competitor for windows phone for the 3rd place. LOL Even if Tizen is a reality in the future it will have a hard time keeping up. And even if it ends up capable of running android apps, i dont think Google will allow tizen devices to access the playstore, because they need Samsung to see Android, instead of letting Tizen compete with Android by giving Tizen a big advantage.

15. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

40% chance for blackberry and no chance of iOS?

16. felisberto

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

why no chance for iOS?you'd be sued for discrimination.

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Same2 Wp8 never ever. GOD that wp8 platform really sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!! ®

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Well, at least Sammy didn't launch a half-baked project. On other news, it would seem that the smartphone O/S market is settling into 3 players - Android, iOS and WP. Buh-bye BB.

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Samsung sure are spreading their eggs around in diverse baskets... When one fall or fail, well, off to another project. :)

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Eh? Intel was already in on Tizen weren't they? Now they are doing their own?

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

"Soviet" ??!!

6. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I was just about to say. Please be so kind to correct it.

8. FISTFLY

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Yeah need to be more careful labeling ppl

9. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

done. supper, thanks!

7. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

"A follow-up tweet from Murtazin hints that Intel is doing a moire interesting Android based project that will also involve Samsung" Does this, by any chance mean, that Samsung will be one of the first out with next gen or Bay Trail atoms? This sure looks interesting considering what a BayTrail scored in AnTuTu running at almost half the freq. its capable of.

11. papss unregistered

Tizen? We barely knew you.. I don't expect much from any of the smaller ones coming out tbh

13. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I don't like this guy. He lost his credibility a long time ago but I wouldn't be suprised it it turned out to be true. It was known from the same beggining. All focus on android, dumping bada, rumors about some android-based system developed in a close partnership with korea goverment and so on and so forth.

14. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Tizen - Dead before his birth. Jolla and Ubuntu have a chance now.

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Meego Maeemo Meltimi ®

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