Samsung: 'the Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category'

Samsung: 'the Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category'
Wondered why Samsung made a solid but not "wow" Galaxy S 4, and Google wasn't mentioned even once during the loaded launch performance last night? Well, Samsung's EVP of mobile Lee Young Hee told Bloomberg in an interview last night that "the Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end."

We kid, but it seems that Samsung has been spreading its resources pretty thin betweent the efforts to make the world's first Full HD AMOLED display with the nutty 441ppi pixel density, on the hardware side, and elevate the alternative Tizen OS to commercial launch status, on the software aspect of things. 

Android, among other mobile operating systems, is tightly controlled,” elaborated Chase Perrin, an official with the Tizen Association. “As an open-source software platform, Tizen is designed to make it easy to develop for a range of devices.”

On the other hand, Doh Hyun Woo, an analyst for Seoul-based Mirae Asset Securities, thinks Samsung's Tizen phone is just an insurance policy for now: “This is just sort of a safety net. But if Google dominates the market just like Microsoft did in the PC market with more than 90 percent share, it may turn totally opposite.”

Tizen is going to launch with “thousands” of apps, confirmed the Tizen Association official, but whether it will be possible to shoehorn Android ones with some 3rd party help as we've already seen, remains unclear. Lee Young Hee also 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.

source: Bloomberg

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32 Comments

1. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

Now THIS is great news!!! Thanks Sammy for taking the Tizen platform seriously!

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I like the idea of having another open platform on the market in case Android get complacent. We can have another choice just that Android take 5 years to get here and I don't one to buy an incomplete product. So please Samsung and Intel put in your best resources to make it work!

21. MobileJunkieJr

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Android/Google will never be complacent. If there ever be one that's complacent out of the two, it'll be Samsung. And it has already started... You've got the wrong picture.

29. jcarrigan unregistered

not that im not a fan of some competition and choice in OS but we already have Windows, Apple, Android, and Blackberry. How many more do we need? Granted windows and blackberry have been completely lackluster since 2009 but arent we just going to confuse the midless billions in this world with too many choices?

2. badero

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

That's fine, provided that they update the Samsung Wave. We want TIZEN for Samsung Wave.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Feel your pain of buying an incomplete product.

19. MobileJunkieJr

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Okay. Assuming the Wave series are an "incomplete" product with reference to your comment. Why don't you blame Samsung for making an "incomplete" series instead of blaming him for buying one?

20. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

won't happen, unless you want to wait for the android project on xda to get calling functionality it's probably best to throw any wave devices away at this point.

30. jcarrigan unregistered

The only thing thats going to piss me off is if they start making better more high end phones on tizen instead of android. if you want to add another OS in this world, at least make it equal with the same phones. I actually quite a few people that would gladly had an Android Nokia phone or a Windows Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's great Samsung, I'm excited!

4. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Sammy is looking at the big picture now

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yes ... they are looking at how Google can catch every vendor by their balls some day ... so they are making first move away from that situation ... better be safe than sorry as saying goes and who knows if the succeed then you will have both google and apple suing samsung in tandem :)

12. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

They want their own OS. They are a big Company now, they have all the capabilities to leave the android OS

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Hey Ho ...... Listen to this ... What will HTC come out with ... TARZAN Phone? :D :D Wish Samsung comes out with a high end Ubuntu Phone too and truly breaks out of the the SAME-sung mode :)

7. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

Actually, the only company that combines high-end hardware development and OS development is Samsung, after Nokia quitting on MeeGo & Symbian OSs. Samsung has now a GREAT opportunity to rule them ALL now. I just wish that TIZEN will receive the appropriate "love" from software devs...

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yes i agree. (1) Sony is a case of Good HW with failed SW implementation as always (2) HTC is all about Apple style now ... fool the client with exteriors and by attacking the competition. No wonder both sink (and stink) (3) Nokia : Right Company with a Wrong OS :)

34. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I don't understand why you guys hates Apple for no reason does Samsung bay you or something! I'm Android user I own 4 Android device S3, note 2, xperia T and xperia S and still respect Apple for what they did. BTW if there's no IOS no Android sample as that dislike me now .

8. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

i don't know if this will work...Android is really well established..but sounds interesting..we will see..

10. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Good thing they did not drop the project,like what nokia did to meego

11. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Now this is why the S4 is a mediocre phone. I may be wrong but they will pour out all the premiumness on this device. Flexible Glass, Dust Proof, WaterProof, and so and so.

13. yero789 unregistered

I think Nokia should've saved Symbian as a backup plan.That OS was the best os with great futures,it just needed some work on it.First of all,it needed good apps,and more apps,then,it should've supported high-res screens.Oh I miss Symbian times,even though good apps in OVI market are so expensive :D

18. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Cheater samsung :@ :@ what abt the bada users no support, no sw update,no apps why?u cheat us samsung for make a useless phones

23. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And the phone still runs flawlessly. My Brother's wife has a Wave II phone. Runs excellent.

22. papss unregistered

Too bad it isn't someone other than SS making a tizen phone right now.. I hate SS as they are in their current state.

24. Sun_Wukong

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

And yet another new OS to compete with the new, crowded cohort of other OS releasing this year, like BB10, Firefox OS and Sailfish... as well as Ubuntu next year. Interesting to see how they play out...

25. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

This is samsungs end game. They want their own OS that produces for them. Looks like a fork is certainly coming but with the company so dependent on Android, I cannot see that happening soon. Though it would be interesting if all of a sudden that just stopped focusing on Android which could very well spell the end to them and their investors. Oh the humanity.

26. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Lol Google now, $amsung will totally ripoff Android. Just like Google took the liberty to ripoff iOS. So yeah.....this is great news.

28. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Google privatized LINUX :)

27. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Will it be the note 3? it's at the same period!!

32. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

I think too that Note 3 will be having this os But I wish it will not.

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