Samsung will launch "a flood" of Tizen devices this year

Samsung will launch "a flood" of Tizen devices this year

Not long after officially announcing the Z1, which will become its first commercially available Tizen smartphone, Samsung took the time to tell us more about its plans regarding Tizen. In a nutshell: they’re big.

Samsung says that it’s going to introduce “a flood” of Tizen devices throughout 2015. Of course, most of them won’t be phones, but we will see Tizen-based wearables (apparently including a smartwatch with circular display), cameras, TVs, smart appliances, and others.

According to Samsung, one of the benefits that Tizen is offering is the fact that it’s “lighter” than other OSes, requiring less memory and processing power - thus providing “faster device speeds while consuming less energy.”

Tizen will play a huge role in Samsung’s Internet of Things (IoT) strategy. The company plans to make virtually all of its devices IoT-ready in the next five years, and a lot of these devices will be based on Tizen. To put things in perspective, Samsung mentioned that it sold about 665 million devices in 2014, so it’s expecting Tizen to power a very large number of products in the future.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung also mentioned that, despite the focus on Tizen, it’s not “abandoning other operating systems” (Android and Windows Phone included).

All in all, it looks like Tizen is not really doomed, as Huawei believes it is. Sure enough, if we talk strictly about smartphones, Tizen will most likely not have a significant impact in the foreseeable future. But we’ll see what happens.

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9 Comments

1. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

They had a head start with their wearable devices which support Tizen. And considering wearable tech is the future they might have a good chance to squeeze it into the market. Just don't ditch Android. Please.

3. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I agree if they drop Android it'll hurt them drastically

2. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

smart move on their part. Tizen probably won't go anywhere on the smartphone/tablet front, but if it plays nice with such devices with different OSs it could have a big impact in other segments.

4. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I agree. Some people say Samsung is late in annoucing Tizen, but the future of IT the industry won't rely on smartphones. They'll be heavily inclining towards the IoT (Internet of Things) market. And not to mention Samsung basically kick started the IoT market. I am no expert but I'm gonna guess within 5 years Tizen will be the major competitor for the iOS ( not just smartphones but electronic devices in general )

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Okay, just no smartphones please.

6. Topspliff

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

Kishin, why no Tizen Smartphones?, I personally want to see some high end phones running with Tizen, maybe the new S6 running Android and an S6 running Tizen, give us choice, I`m sure the hardware will basically be the same, so see no issues why not, and then lets compare the battery life of both together, already owning a Tizen smart watch I know which will last the longest!

7. bendgate unregistered

Yay, even more low end Samsung devices.

8. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

While a new OS is good, they shouldn't bite the hand that feeds their mobile division either.

9. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung seems to be identical to the Nokia,as Nokia had Symbian but couldn"t Advance it Further,then Nokia Started using Meego on the Nokia N9,which Nokia Should have been sold Globally,but there Stupid Microsoft Salesman Mr Elop was so scared of Meego being more popular than Windows he restricted the N9 to certain areas,If Samsung thinks Tizen is better than Android,then get a Top Class Smartphone not a Budget one released Globally to see if it can become Succesful

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