Report: First Tizen flavored smartphone from Samsung to launch in Russia next month
posted by Alan F. / Apr 27, 2014, 10:53 AM
The unnamed Samsung official, who works out of Korea, reportedly said that the plan is for other Tizen powered devices to connect with the smartphone. As for what we can expect from the first Tizen driven handset, the official states that it has specs similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president for Samsung's Product Strategy Team, earlier said that the company would release two Tizen powered smartphones during the current quarter. One would be a high-end model, while the other would be a mid-range device designed to attract buyers to the platform.
Why did Samsung decide on Russia to be the first market for a Tizen powered smartphone? The answer would seem to harken back to a comment made by Yoon during a recent interview with Reuters. At the time, the executive said that the Korean manufacturer "will release the phones in a few countries where we can do well." After the launch in Russia, the phone will head to Brazil and other developing countries.
It is believed that Samsung wants Tizen to succeed, in order to reduce the company's reliance on Google's open source Android OS.
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source: IndonesianTizen (translated) via GforGames
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tizen is gonna be a big fail....
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 10:57 AM 15
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What? Russia isn't a country? Is it in some other planet? They will release it as they seem fit for their marketing point. They won't release it to please your overzealous ego. They are in business, they know which place they can target first. And Tizen isn't just about Samsung. NTT Docomo, Huawei, Intel, Orange, Fujitsu, SK Telecom, LGU+, Vodafone, KT are also part of Tizen.
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 12:27 PM 9
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Another fail like Bada OS.
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 11:07 AM 3
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There was nothing wrong with Bada. Simply not in the right moment . Hope Tizen come at better time, when Samsung is much stronger, and Intel and many other companies are behind it, too. And hope it will be more than only mobil OS.
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 6:53 PM 0
Lets see what this OS has to offer.
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 10:59 AM 5
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Just like Bada, it's inspired from Android.
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 11:27 AM 0
Why do so many people hate on Tizen? I don't get it.
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 11:02 AM 7
Samsung is making android phones while competing against android with Tizen. If they was serious about Tizen, they would quit making Android phones. Samsung is about dat short term money. Afraid to take risks not like HP or Nokia who took risks with going all out with an OS (Web OS/ Windows Phone)
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 11:15 AM 0
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First of all for OS to be successful... It should have great ecosystem!!! No OS can get apps just like that... So they cant abandon android just like that ...even if they want to...so they'll release tizen in developing markets and built the momentum around TIZEN... And imo samsung will not abandon android even if TIZEN becames a big success...because samsung is company which believes in giving costumers as much as CHOICE they can...
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 11:51 AM 3
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Bad news for you, iboy. Samsung will not ditch Android. And will make Tizen too. And will have it great. Samsung make also WP smartphone(even if don't try hard there. Besides Tizen is not only Samsung. Intel and many other are there too. iPropaganda , trying to make intrigues betwen Samsung and Google is pathetic and helpless.
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 7:06 PM 0
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Same here, I think Tizen will be the best thing that could ever happen to Samsung
posted on Apr 27, 2014, 11:37 AM 5
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