Samsung's Tizen powered phone unveiled at MWC event

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



1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

2. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012


3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

4. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Another Bada case

11. Dastrix unregistered

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

5. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I hope its not the same as Apple.

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

7. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

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

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Is android really 'open' at this point? Meh, not so much

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Same old story; Android AOSP is open source project Google Apps is not from the very beginning.

13. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

9. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Hands on or didn't happen -_-

10. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

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

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