Samsung's JK Shin says it's too early for a Tizen smartphone

Samsung's JK Shin says it's too early for a Tizen smartphone
While we’re waiting for Samsung to officially announce the long-rumored Galaxy S5 (see our MWC 2014 liveblog here), we discovered a piece of news regarding Tizen.

Although a Tizen-based Samsung smartphone was spotted at MWC 2014 yesterday, Samsung will not launch any commercial handsets running the new platform "anytime soon." Why is that? Well, Samsung co-CEO JK Shin reportedly declared that it is “too early” for a Tizen smartphone. 

That’s rather ironic, because the world’s first Tizen handset was initially supposed to be available in early 2013. So, if anything, its release has been severely delayed.

According to ZDNet, JK Shin said that there were “still things that needed to be mature” before the company launches a Tizen phone. For example, the lack of content and apps is one of the problems that the platform has. So, all in all, it’s not yet clear when we’re going to see a Samsung Tizen handset in stores.

Samsung did unveil new Tizen products at MWC 2014, but they are smartwatches: the Gear 2 and Gear Neo, both coming to replace the first-generation Android-based Galaxy Gear. Tizen TVs and other devices are also expected to be released this year.

Source: ZDNet

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22 Comments

1. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Too late for a Tizen phone too Samsung :P

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Wait, so that phone wasn't really a Tizen phone? F*?k a bag, Samsung I'll let you in on a secret...YOU S**K CAMEL DECK.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You mad bro?

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

There, turning into a little beotch again lol. You sir are a true hardcore Samsung fanboy I never got myself to believe it until now. Go ahead, tranform into full beotch mode like a friggin little girl. btw I noticed you went after xperiaDROID too. God, you have an unequalled behemoth of a ep33n

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So by that stand alone comment, you can justify that I'm a Samsung fanboy? Did you not abuse caps lock and swear in the post? Seems to me you're even more raged than before. Funny because you're bi-----g and moaning like always. Make a dumb post, better believe I'll give you a reply. -Sent from my iPad Mini w/ Retina Display

20. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Oh, please everyone here on PA knows that you are a Samsung fan (I've been reading your comment for more than a year). Yeah, buy a f*ugly phone, you smart person.

15. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

So, Smurf you happy with how S5 looks? Best of luck with your S5, i just wish you buy the one that leaked few hours earlier not the premium one we keep hearing about and show your unfathomable love for Samsung.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm getting it regardless of design. Why? OtterBox.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

A lot of haters in the building today, Smurf. Just another day, I guess.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's what I'm saying. Petty is what it is really.

3. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Go wait. Wait until no one care about Tizen anymore.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They should release a Tizen phone soon and not wait...

12. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

im suspecting theres a problem with intel...

4. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

"It's too early" Read: "It'll never arrive, but we'll promise it at every trade show"

5. PepperKid

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

So there goes the last straw. The leaked pics are indeed the GS5 then. Shame.

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's the same problem every OS faces. They don't want to launch an OS without content and apps, but no one's going to generate content or apps until the OS is in place. The same thing happened with BB, Android, iOS, and WP. But you just have to suck it up and put it out there, and gamble that the apps will follow. If the OS is good, the developers will come. It sounds more like they're not confident in their OS. But the situation is a prime example of a chicken and egg scenario.

7. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

They should just quit...it will not succeed like android..

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're a glass half empty guy aren't you?

21. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Kind of, iOS is my platform. Don't really care is Tizen succeeds or not.

8. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Tizen is Samsung backup for android. Once Google and Samsung were arguing, Tizen was being rapidly developed. Now, when companies relation improved, it got stuck. In my opinion, as long as Google and Samsung get along, Tizen won't see the daylight. Espacially after Samsungs experience with BadaOS.

14. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

So I'm f**ked! I really tought the S5 leaked pictures were a tizen phone. Why to put on market smartwatches with tizen without a tizen phone. Sammy is screwing our minds. If the leak os fake sammy is a master of pupets. If not we are the worst pupets on Earth.

22. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

If its too early now I'd like to know when "on time" would be. If they want to build Tizen up this would be the right time since Samsung is just about at the height of brand recognition. Your typical consumer doesn't really care about Android or IOS or WP. You tell them its a Samsung and they are likely to buy it.

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