Samsung Z1 sales "exceeded expectations", two Tizen software updates already released
posted by Florin T. / Jan 27, 2015, 3:45 PM
The Korean publication quoted Asim Warsi, vice president of Mobile and Information Technology at Samsung India, who said that "the sales volume of the Z1 exceeded our expectations." While Samsung didn't disclose sales numbers, Indian media is reporting that over 50,000 Z1 units were sold in 10 days since launch.
Costing $92, the Samsung Z1 is a low-end device with specs that aren't as exciting as those offered by other smartphones in the same price range. But Samsung says that the Z1's advantages include the fast Tizen UI, long battery life, and local-targeted content (including live TV, movies and music). Samsung already pushed two (not so big) software updates to Z1 users, both improving performance and fixing bugs - which means the company is truly committed to offering a great user experience.
India is the only country where the Z1 is currently available. Most likely, the handset will not be released in more advanced markets, but Samsung may want to sell it in Bangladesh and other countries in the region.
sources: Business Korea, SamMobile
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No offence, but 50k in 10 days isn't that much, but I guess it's ok for a phone based on an absolutely new os.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 3:50 PM 0
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Better than Jolla or Firefox OS
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 3:56 PM 20
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I think Samsung have the right idea. I've been on android now for 5 years and its getting a bit dated - much like iOS. If Samsung can make Tizen appealing to the broader market, starting off small isn't a bad thing for such a cheap handset - then developing and progressing the OS for mainstream high end market. If they can also make the OS more fluid and seamless than android and iOS put together they may be on a winner.. You can easily see the BIG picture where Samsung is heading with Tizen. They are looking to the future to be a sole manufacturer/sole OS developer which is one GIANT step above Apple (because apple relies on manufacturers to provide hardware and assembly).. Pretty good idea - providing they can put all the pieces of the puzzle together and bring the apps to back it up. Apps will be the most difficult part of the journey.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 4:25 PM 4
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They're gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out it's not an Android phone.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 4:01 PM 3
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It is a surprise indeed. I bought this mobile and found it to be of superior build for the price and the OS is butter smooth. Can't expect a similair experience with a Android phone of same price. Apps are far too less, but its okay. Early days.
posted on Mar 28, 2015, 5:46 AM 0
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"But Samsung says that the Z1's advantages include the fast Tizen UI, long battery life, and local-targeted content (including live TV, movies and music)." Samsung took a page out of Google's playbook. Tizen may become Samsung's version of Chrome. Low spec but fast os experience. Just might succeed.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 4:05 PM 0
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Mmmmm.. Inetersting im tempted to try these tizen phones . only if they support android apps im not going through the painful experience with the lack of apps on my wp 8.1 device again =\ beside sammy seems commited to the os
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 4:23 PM 0
You can side load Google apps that was just noted in earlier article but very true if you could download Google apps on tizen it could rule them all. If Samsung pushes developers with high incentives for the same apps like apple you would have to pay for most it could take spoke spot
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 4:44 PM 1
Tizen UI looks super ugly and they also look like they're from 2007. I wonder what samsung going to do with their S6 UI, are they going to follow material design guideline or follow their own tizen aesthetic? Can't wait for MWC.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 4:54 PM 1
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I actually think it looks normal. Nothing ugly about it. Just round looking widgets. I actually like it a lot better than what Android and Apple first came out with. It kind of reminds me of LG's soft UI. Which I kind of like.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 9:52 PM 2
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50,000 released to sellers/Distributors And not actually sold?
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 5:00 PM 1
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The problem is the same for everybody, but Android and iOS: apps. Let's face it, developers will not get into it. The mobile OS war is already over, there's no room for anyone.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 6:38 PM 0
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Well are you completely sure? If you look at Tizen Foundation members list, count the fact that Intel is major player in the business, msamsung has quite the power on mobile market, to influence things, Tizen is doesnt have shorcomings of an Android (in matter of beeing linux) and ACL will allow to run Android apps on Tizen - I wouldnt say that its a failed project. And there is allways room for new players in mobile industry!
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 1:43 AM 0
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i got this phone 1 week ago from eBay, from my experience, i found out as a budget phone it does work very smooth and fluid, browser are as what they said, FAST. But there is 2 major problem that i wish they could work it out. 1st, allow us to install APK file straight from their phone which same as BlackBerry and Jolla. 2nd, allow us to download apps from their store, you know what? Currently the phone is only able to download app from their store if you are at INDIA!
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 8:13 PM 0
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People in developing countries needs basic apps like whatsapp, viber, skype, facebook, twitter, instagram, etc...if tizen can provide them, they win
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 8:01 PM 0
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