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Samsung Redwood and Melius with Tizen 2.1 Magnolia arriving in Q3

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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.

Samsung Redwood and Melius with Tizen 2.1 Magnolia arriving in Q3
source: Tizen.gr

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posted on 07 May 2013, 04:19 13

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:23 8

2. NightFelix (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:28 4

4. iamy0urfather (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 May 2013)

seems legit :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:40 6

6. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:24 1

19. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 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!

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:13 3

10. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 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

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:55

14. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 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.

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:25 3

20. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 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.

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:31 3

15. mittalmailbox (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:26 6

3. joesseth (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

I want to try something new.

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:47 1

7. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:07 1

16. joesseth (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:29 5

5. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1303; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:47

8. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:01

11. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:11 1

12. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

i want to see WP8 Vs Tizen. might be interesting

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:31

13. badero (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Mar 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!

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:17

17. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

leaving Android can be risky samsung ...

your gained traction because of Android ... Tizen can sink your ship....

posted on 07 May 2013, 12:27

18. Shaznek (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Apr 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.

posted on 08 May 2013, 02:40

21. adoptop70 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Apr 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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