Samsung GT-i9500 render surfaces: first handset with all-new Samsung-Intel backed Tizen OS

Samsung GT-i9500 render surfaces: first handset with all-new Samsung-Intel backed Tizen OS
So you thought the mobile OS wars were pretty much settled in 2011 with iOS, Android and possibly Windows Phone taking the lead? Wait until you see the first images of the Samsung GT-i9500 - it’s expected to be the first handset running on the brand new Samsung-Intel backed Tizen OS

Could it disturb the triumvirate universe forming in the mobile world? It’s up to you to decide and you have all the screenshots you need to judge. The platform looks similar to bada in a way if we had to pick a reference platform, but we have to mention that this are leaks of the alpha version of the system. So while it should give a good idea about the final looks, it’s still way too early to draw final conclusions. The Tizen SDK is expected to come in the first quarter of 2012.

As to the Samsung i9500, the render you see comes from the Tizen SDK and looks similar to the Galaxy S II. The home button has been redesigned to be a square rather than the rectangle we’re used to and there’s obviously front-facing camera support. Now, if you’re wondering whether having a render picture of a device in the SDK is strange - it is, but Samsung has done it before. The company included a render of the Samsung Wave 725 in the bada SDK previously. Expectations are for the first Tizen device to arrive in mid-2012.

As to Tizen itself, the operating system was first announced as a MeeGo successor at Intel in late September. It’s an open-source Linux-based project that probably wouldn’t have gotten the attention it gets if Samsung wasn’t involved. Other big names have also been included - Panasonic, Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo are all among the listed partners.

Tizen is different for its heavy focus on HTML5. Actually, that’s the reason why Intel went from MeeGo to Tizen: “the future belongs to HTML5-based applications, outside of a relatively small percentage of apps, and we are firmly convinced that our investment needs to shift toward HTML5,” The MeeGo blog said earlier.

source: SamMobile



1. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

nice..but needs a lot of finishing..

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Looks to much like android, it would be fine for budget devices but if they really wanna shake up the market it needs to bring something alot different

14. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Yeah, the os looks like android, but IMO, the phone itself looks a lot like an iPhone. Anyone else see this?

3. thelegend6657 unregistered

Refer meego. This is just another f**ked up bada

4. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

If steve jobs had any of you guys as friends he will never have been successful. None of you guys here have had a chance to try the os or even really see how it looks like yet you already bashing on the os just because it has something to do with samsung....grow up guys, be greatful in life cos at the end we the users are the ones annoying, always passing negetive comments on anything samsung.....typing this from ipad 2.

5. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

OMG I dont wanna have this on my SGSIII ! We are doomed!!

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

kinda reminds me of miui inbred with touchwiz.

7. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This needs some work...

8. terencespark

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

it might have some potential with linux & html5.. but for now, (to me) it looks very similar to gingerbread?? if there is to be another big contender to current mobile OS battle, I would like to try something drastically different. that is why i was interested in android when rumors started going around.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

looks like its running an old version of android, LOL. Still early though, let's wait to judge until its released.

10. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

It looks like Android

11. VinCrel

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

But if I'm not mistaken, Android is based from Linux, the same OS this one comes from, kernel-wise.. so we can be somewhat assured that we will have almost the same features.. but still, too early to tell.

12. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Oh please don't wan't a another bada experiance ..

13. GeekMovement unregistered

i'm not sure if i'm likin the square button at the bottom either :-/

15. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Peterlfromsweden's new favorite OS!

16. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

f**k apple

17. hritikbhimani

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

this should have been bada 3.0 :) may b samsung is planning to merge its bada os with tizen ... just like nokia did with maemo

18. debsid

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

The OS interface looks like a cross between Meego, Android, and Windows Phone. I would rather have Tizen since it is open source. Android is s**t because your privacy is invaded by any app you install. Proof: Install permissions Denied Android App, you will see that many apps need to see your contacts, as well as other private information, in order to install or use the app (ie. Angry Birds. Why does Angry Birds need to know who is in my contact list?!). This is the downfall of Android. Google is out for you to click on their ads so they can make $ with their software on billions of devices. There is nothing wrong with making $, but you cant opt out from them invading your personal data from your device! I own a Nokia N900 and love the phone (which is open source & debian based). I also have a Samsung Galaxy Note (with debian GNU Linux chroot installed on it), but still prefer my N900 (mainly because of the physical keyboard, and other features). Not many people are aware of the malware that Google uses in its android OS to gather your information to "better service you". Android is not open source nor a pure Linux environment, it is a Linux kernel with Java slapped on top, and malware accessing your private info. I want my GNU tools with an Open Source Linux OS in a phone that allows me to control what I find useful, not what is shoved down my throat by android market. The main reason for the shift to Tizen is because of Androids infringement to Apple Products (iPhony) Lawsuits are being sent to any manufacturer who infringes upon Apples software technology, according to the lawyers and judges (swayed & paid). Tizen is the way out since it is open source and the licensing falls under different terms than proprietary software, and is just as powerful since it is UNIX based! Just like iOS & Windows is (proprietary), but the only difference with Open Source is the user & community controls what the OS evolves to, not the greedy corporation! Stop Trolling, and learn to be free with Open Source Technology! :-) Install a Linux Distribution on your computer (mac or windows) and learn about free and open source software, and stop being tugged like a puppet on what you need to buy from the conglomerate corporations who got you by the balls with their shiny bells & whistles.

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