Samsung postpones launch of first Tizen smartphone?

Samsung postpones launch of first Tizen smartphone?
While the first Tizen OS smartphone by Samsung were expected to launch in August or September of 2013, it seems like that is not going to happen as planned. According to reports by Korean media, the tech giant is postponing the launch of this device (or devices) by a couple of months. In other words, Tizen powered handsets likely won't be on the market earlier than October or November, 2013.

The reason behind the delay is said to be related to the software ecosystem, which Samsung wants to build prior to releasing its first Tizen smartphone. Simply put, the company prefers to build a solid catalog of apps and then make the smartphone official, not the other way around. 

The very first Samsung Tizen OS smartphone, bearing a model name GT-I8800, is expected to be a high-end device, although exact hardware specifications have yet to be revealed. We also believe that the Tizen smartphones after it might be of the mid-range tier, powered by last year's Exynos 4412 SoC, also found inside the Samsung Galaxy S III

source: inews24 via Techkiddy

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40 Comments

39. axbog

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Tizen...what a stchupid name.

37. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If they would not provide proper support for Tizen then it'll also fail like Bada.

34. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

some problems apparently occured...as always with samsung and their "newest, greatest" In time, tizen will share the same fate as bada.

36. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

i think you should wait and see..otherwise later after Tizen's succes, you'll be so butt hurt that you start to get mad at Samsung and bash them like crazy..This will make you feel tensed

28. Avenger337

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Quality is better than quantity. If it is necessary to strengthen the application catalog then do so, it must be remembered for when it's released Tizen will be at war several good quality operating systems like OS and expected Sailfish and Android 5, IOS 7. This is very interesting.

15. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Well bada is flop, so as this, even the firefox thing OS. If they really want to top in OS, they need to change the whole interface

12. Cyberchum

Posts: 1142; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Only waiting for Jolla and what they can come up with. If the OS manages to handle android apps as good as android itself. I'm SOLD.

11. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Well the big problem that I see, is like with any new platform, what about the apps?

8. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Can't wait to see the final device :) Great way to enter with a ready app catalogue, they've learnt their lesson from Bada, and also from W and BB's BB10.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I hope Samsung build a great platform to compete with android. Competition drive innovation there no way around that.

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

YES!! I'm excited to see what Samsung has came up with. Even though I'm royal to Android, doesn't mean I don't want to see a good competitor to arise to force Android to get even better.

5. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Images-of-Intel-UI-for-Tizen-leak-for-all-to-see_id43865 i really hope that they ahve changed the UI to something better

19. thelegend6657 unregistered

Thats Intel's UI Samsung version of Tizen will run s**twiz

1. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Whatever SamDung! :@

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Brace yourself, the angry SamBung fanboys are coming... :P

14. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Jolla is better than Tizen! What you say?

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

How do you know? Both of them haven't been released yet! Try them first before saying who's the best, Potato. :)

21. thelegend6657 unregistered

Shut up meg

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hi Wendy.

32. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hi Polrt3 ®

29. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea tell him legend Stop trolling ExperiaDroid®

25. SleepingOz unregistered

Nice monologue dude.. You should use your other accounts; PunyPoop, tech3 and ihatesmartphone, as well to make it a lil more credible.

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I didn't do anything to you. And my only fake account is tech3, and PA have already banned me for a week, so what do you want me to do? You want me to close my account in PA?

30. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmfao®

31. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea OZ and that Polrt3 account and looks like potato is the other account of his. Mmmmm Whenever Potato posts punnypoop and ExperiaDroid post at the same time. I see now. Stop trolling ExperiaDroid®

38. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

and whenever you post something Whoyton, (old) wandygarrett and SleepingOZ post at the same time.

33. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

There are alot of reviews on Youtube, Potato.

35. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

if Jolla was made by sammy and vice versa for Tizen then your thought would be different right?

40. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

...NO

3. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Whatever troll

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