Samsung Redwood and Melius with Tizen 2.1 Magnolia arriving in Q3

Samsung Redwood and Melius with Tizen 2.1 Magnolia arriving in Q3
We've heard many times that Samsung is preparing a Tizen mobile OS phone for summer launch, and now it turns out that there might be two of those, codenamed Samsung GT-I8805 Redwood and GT-I8800 Melius - a high-end and mid-range device, respectively, supposed to run the latest Tizen 2.1 Magnolia. 

Samsung Redwood leaked via PDFs posted for developers over at the Samsung Tizen store, and will allegedly be the high-end one, with 4G LTE connectivity, readied for summer release, as we've heard before, while Melius will take it down a notch with a 3G radio onboard only, and is slated to arrive in September.

Interestingly enough, these are rumored for a US launch at first, while Europe will allegedly take dibs later, but we guess if you want to get the most coverage with an announcement of a brand new mobile OS that has yet to find its place under the sun, the hyper-visible US market will be the way to go. 

What we are utterly curious about are the Redwood's specs, though, as the company could be making a killer device, if it wants to make a splash from the get-go, and with a few thousand apps already there to boot. Samsung's Lee Young Hee added that “the device will be the best product equipped with the best specifications,” so we are eager to see what the company has in store come late summer/early fall.




1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Imagine a Tizen phone that can run Android apps natively and doesn't lag...

2. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Imagine, a Tizen phone can run quad-boot with Android, iOS, Windows OS, and Blackberry OS.

4. iamy0urfather

Posts: 2; Member since: May 05, 2013

seems legit :)

6. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

would love that. but same Galaxy S4/Note II design again! Noooooo!

19. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I think they will use the same design for the rest of all their high end smartpho. but making Tizen is a right decision for samsung. Good job!

10. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

forget, it will be another money waste OS must lead a SW's company; when any OS lead HW manufacturers its always far from the complex reality (like failure of WebOS, Symbian, MeeGo, Blackberry, Bada = failures) except for Chrome OS = its failure because of ......why the hell? we have Android with 1 million apps! Mozilla will be the next failure and later outdated and inferior iOS that is kept by itself thank to JUST iTunes

14. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

That's never gonna happen! Tizen is a linux-based OS! This means that it is a completely different platform than Android, and therefore will never be able to originally run Android apps, unless Tizen has an Android emulator app or consists of an Android hybrid core, which would allow running Android apps as smoothly as on actual Android OS. The success of Tizen depends entirely on how Samsung decides to situate it against the mighty Android.

20. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Android is also a linux based OS. I don't see why it couldn't run Android apps. Web OS can even run android apps.

15. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

so you are saying Tizen can run Android apps better than Android, In dreams only.

3. joesseth

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I want to try something new.

7. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

did you use wp8?(i am only asking you)(and if not use it)...........

16. joesseth

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

yep, it's nice. I am waiting for the update too. I hoped they revamped the UI.

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

samsung wave phones had one of the best design with premium materials, hope they make another wave product.

8. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

"Best product equipped w/ d best specs!!!" Im excited haha just live up to d hype

11. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

And in future they will go the way of Bada............. That is they will become extinct.......

12. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

i want to see WP8 Vs Tizen. might be interesting

13. badero

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Imagine that Samsung sells this smartphone at an unbeatable price. Imagine having the best hardware on the market. Imagine then having official support, they did not give to the Samsung Wave 3. That's a lot to imagine coming from Samsung. Samsung, never again!

17. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

leaving Android can be risky samsung ... your gained traction because of Android ... Tizen can sink your ship....

18. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

The last time we saw TIZEN it was laggy and boring as hell, let s hope they made improvements and made the OS interesting.

21. adoptop70

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

yes its time for samsung to show d world their full potential,but we will love and appreciate S messanger on board.

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