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Samsung's Tizen powered phone unveiled at MWC event

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Samsung's Tizen powered phone unveiled at MWC event
It's no surprise that the Tizen Association announced on Sunday that it is offering a version of the operating system for wearables. After all, Samsung just introduced two new smartwatches that employ Tizen. But there also is a version of the software that is now being designed for televisions. Back in September, Boo-Keun Yoon, co-CEO of Samsung, said to expect Tizen powered televisions to hit the market sometime this year.

Today's announcement increases the number of different versions of Tizen to four. Besides the new television and wearables builds of Tizen, there had been the version used for smartphones and one used for vehicle information and entertainment systems.

Besides making the announcement, at today's Tizen Association event at MWC, Samsung's long awaited Tizen powered handset was revealed. Oft-delayed, and at one point nearly left for dead on the side of the mobile device highway, the phone is now on display in Barcelona. Check it out by viewing the slideshow below.

source: SammyToday, Phonescoop

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posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:57 2

1. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

They should have just kept it under wraps until it was finished. Now that they have shown us their "new" OS every 20 minutes, I really have lost even the slightest interest in it and its ever so slow development. If they just threw it at us when it was done at least it would be exciting and somewhat new.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:57 6

2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:59 3

3. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Let's see what tizen can bring to us. I hope will not same as android.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:02 2

4. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)

Another Bada case

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:08

11. Dastrix (unregistered)

True, lol I don't think changing the name from Bada to Tizen is going to help them.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:03

5. zig8100 (Posts: 236; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

I hope its not the same as Apple.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:05

6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Umm... Tizen is not company, it's OS.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:26

7. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

I think he meant,not to be same as iOS(closed)

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:42 5

8. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

Is android really 'open' at this point? Meh, not so muchhttp://www.cmdshft.com/android-is-no-longer-an-open-source-project

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 18:19 1

12. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Same old story;

Android AOSP is open source project

Google Apps is not from the very beginning.


posted on 23 Feb 2014, 18:43

13. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

Same story though, I would not consider an Android phone useful for anything as a smartphone if it has no access to google services.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 19:56 2

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Tell that to Amazon, Kindle Fire. Millions of Chinese branded Android that only has their local Apps store.

Google services is useful to me too! But its not open source from day one and I have yet to see a service being place under the open source model.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:47 1

9. Dude2014 (Posts: 448; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)

Hands on or didn't happen -_-

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:03

10. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

is that an iPod nano as the example of the wearables on their first slide?

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