Phones powered by Tizen heading to India and Russia

Phones powered by Tizen heading to India and Russia
At MWC in February, Samsung quietly showed off a Tizen powered handset while introducing a pair of  Tizen powered smartwatches. Next stop for Sammy's OS is India and Russia, where it will be employed in a new smartphone. A report published on Sunday states that the Korean tech titan will be holding an "Unpacked" event in Moscow within weeks, to unveil the handset. Since the manufacturer uses these events to introduce its high-end models, we could be getting a hint of the type of device that will be revealed.

The date of the event will supposedly coincide with a Tizen developers conference meeting in San Francisco that will be held in early June. In addition to a Russian launch, the Samsung Tizen phone is also expected to be unveiled in India. And there is also speculation that a Tizen driven television will also be made available in the region.

When Tizen was first announced, many felt that Samsung was trying to reduce its reliance on Google's Android OS. Samsung is said to feel strongly that it is the major reason for the success of Android, with models like the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the just released Samsung Galaxy S5. But now, it appears that Samsung will confine Tizen flavored smartphones to emerging markets.

source: WSJ

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16 Comments

1. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The Samsung Tizen handset will sell very well in India as Samsung has a humongous brand recognition and value here and people will buy it regardless of it running Android or not.

4. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

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15. priyesh

Posts: 1; Member since: May 12, 2014

i don't think so that Indian buyers will grab what ever is thrown at them , before this they have rejected Bada OS from Samsung. Only if the OS has usablity like Android then it can excel in India or rest of the World

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Good for Samsung. Google's iron grip on Android makes it much harder for Samsung to control their own destiny. Not to mention that having more than one popular open source mobile OS is a good thing.

3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This will go the way of Meego, time will tell...

5. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Now when they put TouchWiz on Tizen , ppl will not even see the difference. Right? And you can see , why Samsung was duplicating many apps, like S-Voice, S-Calendar......in TouchWiz. Of course Samsung DO NOT plan to leave Android, as the apple propaganda try to make intrigues.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Not a world wide launch? Hehe I don't see this product succeeding though

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I think this is a ill fated OS right from its origin.

8. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The Apple's propaganda "black magics and spells", don't work anymore for Samsung. We have completely different reality now. So better wait and see.

9. rkoforever90

Posts: 468; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

best places for beta testing

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Russia for security, India for durability

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am open to try out Tizen when its viable meaning apps and services. Too much reliance on US tech is not a good thing with their screwup ligation system.

11. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

tizen for my country. .we r really dumb. .. :O

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Dumber. You know which country I am from. Gear 2 is tizen.

14. Adithya7184 unregistered

welcome move by samsung. I am ready to try Tizen.

16. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Better to buy the Nokia X rather than buy Tizen. Samsung == cheap hardware + buggy software + ton of bloatware + pay $$$ for gimmicks. Galaxy S3 (international version) was my last phone from Samsung. Sold it after using for 6 months due to dropped calls, battery drains etc...

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