Samsung to officially launch Tizen at its developer conference in October

Samsung to officially launch Tizen at its developer conference in October
When word first surfaced that Samsung had planned to hold its own developer's conference at the end of October, the reasonable expectation was that it would be a springboard for launching Tizen. We certainly weren't expecting the developer's conference to focus on TouchWiz and how to best develop apps for smart appliances.

A new report from Tizen Indonesia seems to not only confirm that Tizen will be officially launched at the Samsung Developer's Conference, but there will be a pretty big focus on the new platform during the event. There are apparently a number of sessions throughout the conference that will be dedicated to helping developers and partners understand Tizen and Samsung's vision for it. There may also be the launch of the first Tizen handset. 

And really, that's the part that we all want to see. Whether or not Tizen can actually be a rival to Android is somewhat irrelevant right now, because the more pressing question is how hard Samsung plans to push to make the platform into a rival to Android. There is always talk that Samsung is planning to split from Google and this conference could be the opening salvo. 

The Samsung Developer's Conference is planned for October 26-27 in San Francisco, California.

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10 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

I think separating from Android will kill Sammy until tizen has the app base android does it should stick with it imho

2. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

..they are going to launch first Tizen device - no high end just a tizen device...of course their intention is to have their own strong platform, but they are not stupid to do it right now in a hurry...as soon as tizen will be considered as direct rival of android - i mean apps, and no lag, then you might not be able to see a flagship with android from them...believe me, huge % of users even do not care if android or tizen...main thing - nice device, facebook app and other social crap and thats it...

6. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Well they could pack in the Dalvik Virtual machine to make Tizen runs android apps just like what Crapberry did to their BBOS10 . If tizen runs android apps I don't mind the note 3 to come with tizen

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Im glad samsung is embrasing other OS's like Tizen and WP. Keeps them from becoming stale. (cough cough Apple...Cough!!)

4. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

This makes me wonder if Google will give Samsung a hard time using their services like they are with MS and YouTube.

5. papss unregistered

DOA need i say more

7. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I think no one gonna trust samsung again after what they did with bada. and even if tizen can run android apps I don't think that is will be a smooth experience. Never try a new things until and unless it gets mature.

8. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

This will not end well for Samsung.. drop android, and it only give Sony and Motorola an opening to fill the void.

9. tucutucu

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

more OS...nice!!! It'll be a smartphone's world made by hundred of niches...good good!!! Pros and cons on each one...but all can still alive if there are innovations.

10. VictorLazo

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

Samsung is not dropping android. Tizen, Android and WP will coexist in Sammy's devices. Of course is reasonable to assume Samsung would want it's own OS to rule the world. Of course is not that easy. Tizen will not grow popular from one day to another and having as much apps as iOS or Android is no easy feat....

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