Samsung will come through with "several" Tizen smartphones later this year, says report

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Samsung has already made it quite clear that its Tizen OS is here to stay, despite the criticism from around the mobile industry. As a long-term goal, the company sees the software running on all of its products, and believes that the Linux-based platform will be essential as smart home devices become commonplace. The anti-Tizen sentiment stems from the belief that it will never offer a viable alternative to the likes of Google's Android, particularly since the latter boasts a rich ecosystem and app base. But as per sources of Reuters, Sammy will furnish us with "several" new smartphones later on this year, of "varying" price points. 

The tipster didn't give much away, stopping short of releasing any juicy details. But if the retail cost of said devices are diverse as is being hinted, there's reason to believe that Samsung may roll out some stronger offerings than those seen so far. Recently, we heard that the company may introduce the Z3 Tizen smartphone, with a quad-core, processor, 5-inch display, and a 2000 mAh battery. 

The Z1, which has shifted over a million units in India, goes some way to proving that Sammy is not deluded in placing so much faith at Tizen's door. Fighting through the skepticism, Samsung believes that its lightweight OS does have a place in a space dominated almost entirely by iOS and Android, and as such, it'll be intriguing to see what these next Tizen phones are made of. 

Would you rock a Tizen handset over a 'droid or an iPhone? Let us know below!

source: Reuters

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15 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Nice.

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Let's see what Tizen has to offer in mid range devices. Looking forward to see the optimization for Sammy's hardware.

2. monoke

Posts: 1098; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Certainly hope so! We need more os choices, especially linux based. Variety is always good as consumers right?

3. Tziggy14

Posts: 611; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Sorry Samsung, if MS and Blackberry couldn't make a dent in the iOS/Android duopoly, what makes you think you guys would.

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I agree with the BB part but not what you said about MS. I think Tizen and WP10 are very good platforms for low to mid end devices. Not to forget there are more flagships coming later this year running WP10. And Sammy also sold around 1 million units running Tizen so far. Since MS & BB are only limited to their platforms, I think it is good for Sammy to try something different in their low to mid end phones by offering more choices in OS. So I think it will make a dent eventually.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21008; Member since: May 28, 2014

There is no way that you can say WP10 is a good platform considering there isn't a handset out with WP10 on it yet. BB10 currently offers more functionality than Tizen and Windows Phone.

14. PinheadLarry unregistered

I want a solid BB10 midranger with SD615(or another soc of that or higher level), 2GB RAM, non squarish full touch device, 4.7-5.2 inch screen and with proper price.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21008; Member since: May 28, 2014

Probably won't see something like that until next year. The Leap, however, currently fits that description, minus the soc.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21008; Member since: May 28, 2014

Let's hope that with the advent of Windows 10 for Mobile and with BlackBerry's new deals to help bolster handset sales, this all changes soon. Duopoly's SUCK.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2209; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well let's see here, considering Samsung makes 65% of ALL Android devices that have been sold in the world today, I would say that they have a good hand to play here. If they transition over more of their devices to Tizen, it's Google that would lose not Samsung. Microsoft failed because they should've released what was Windows Phone 8.1 back when they were making WP7 devices. They also failed to update their hardware support in time for newer chipsets/screen technologies/etc. Blackberry failed because they didn't offer things like the Amazon App Store or comparable hardware (similar to Microsoft) to compete. They also failed to market their devices well. Samsung will probably start out low to mid tier and then eventually we could see a Samsung Galaxy S7 Tizen Edition or a Note with Tizen on it, so they won't have the same problems that Blackberry and Microsoft experienced in the beginning.

4. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The thing is many are now making apps for there new TV system, there are loads of them, Samsung only as to go make small change for the phone app or your off all our TV, and the apps will come, they have more than windows phone in a very small window (the big ones anyways, even Google will have to make apps all they off there TVs and so on, also Samsung can easy say we are going to pull all google play stores from our phones and most of Google OS will be in Samsung control over night and there App Store, it take 1 move They can also upgrade all phone to ther new OS over night, samsung did it to the gear 1 I.e. Samsung as more control of Google than even Apple and 100% Ms, Samsung can say what they like to Google and Google will have to make apps as needed or its game over for there OS or App Store, yes in here we can root and install play store and so on, but most customers will just use Samsung shop like they do now, it's got more apps than Amazon and all other apps stores (apart from China ones and Google own)

10. StevensH

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

Samsung succeeds with tizen based phones due to uninformed people a lot of the time. It says Samsung on it... People think about the S6 and other top notch products and associate it with Samsung's other products. People feel that they're getting a better product if it's coming from a reliable creator.

12. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The basic customer think there is tw and iOS and that it, why do you think Google are adding there image on all apps and the crap when you 1st turn on the phone, if Samsung started just selling windows 10 phones and no other then that will become the number 1 OS it's as basic as that, Samsung and Apple can easy do a deal to both use iOS and Google out of business in phones., it's not them being uninformed, they paid for adds and now control what Apple does not and that's about 80% (I think I be wrong on the % but you get the idea of all phones on the market. On a small note Apple and Samsung deal can happen and that no joke, will not but Samsung is the only company that can make it happen if needed they also the only company that can put Apple out of business ( of making phones) neither ease, but will never happen due to the cash they make from all the iPhones sold. (Samsung can easy make it so Apple can not make there phones to start with due to the number of phones and deals that Samsung can offer, it's a big problem with Apple company's model, they not go out of busness due to the cash they got but they not be ale to sell anything

11. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Tizen isn't futureproof and lack of apps support and developers should be enough to abandon this joking os. Samsung should be paying attention to wp more, at least it's from a big software company that has real future. Looking forward to note 5 with iris scanner and 3500mha. If samsung fails to bring this, i say bye bye and welcome oneplus two.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There are more big time apps from app makers of tizen TV than what windows phone got at this time, please try again get and ther TV have only been out for a limited time, as I said before there will be rules on making apps for there tizen TVs, so I try again if I was you, if you not on there TVs time to give up on app TV,s, they control more of the TV market than they do for phones

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