Surprise! Samsung NX300M camera runs Tizen Camera Platform; Tizen handsets coming next February

Surprise! Samsung NX300M camera runs Tizen Camera Platform; Tizen handsets coming next February
Whether by design or by inadvertently not revealing it, Samsung announced during the weekend that the first Tizen powered device has already hit the market. It turns out that the Samsung NX300M camera runs on the Tizen Camera Platform which uses core Tizen technology. This was displayed on a slide presented at the Tizen Developer Conference by Samsung executive VP Jong-Deok Cho. The slide revealed that the Tizen Camera Platform allows the camera to boot up twice as fast as its Linux based competition. The 20MP snapper can also take 9 pictures a second.

As far as the long awaited Tizen powered smartphones are concerned, the first models are expected to launch in February of 2014. These units will have Tizen 2.2.1 installed while Tizen 3.0 should arrive in the third quarter of 2014. Tizen 3.0 will include enabling of multiple accounts and will feature 64 bit support. This version of Tizen will run on IA and ARM chips, offer performance improvements and allow handsets to come to market with more RAM. For developers, Tizen 3.0 will come with a 3D UI framework for better looking and better performing apps.

So much has been written about Tizen including one report earlier this year that the platform was almost dead. In addition, rumored launch dates never came to fruition. But now, Samsung itself is telling us that things are moving forward. Remember, this is the OS that could allow Samsung to step away from Android at some point in the future.

source: TheHandheldBlog via UnwiredView



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


21. designerfx

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

what amuses me is I don't think people understand Tizen and why it exists. Anyone who thinks it's because of android is completely wrong and/or mislead. Anyone who says it's "to get away from android" is also someone with a slant biased towards MS. The reality is that they're doing it so they don't have to pay MS fees on the OS like they willingly do with Android.

22. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

well since most of the fees to ms comes from basic patents, they still have to pay ms nomatter what OS their units run. just as they still have to pay Nokia, motorola(google) and every one else who own basic patents.

23. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

@ designerfx Not much truth in that. Of course the "to get away from android" moto, is absolute iBS, aiming to make intrigues between Google and Samsung. Samsung have no need to move away from Android as long as they make good money there. Google also don't give a $it if Samung(or whoever else) dominate their platform. Only Apple slaves are concearn no one to dominate Android, because if many OEMs split equally the number, iPhone will regain the lead. Of cours the OS-cartel don't like new new players like Tizen, that's why you will see much payed hate, and black spells on the tech sites.. LOL Samsung (and Intel) make Tizen because they think this is better platform to put together all devices in one OS.

2. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Bring more competition. Android and ios are too dominant and Windows keep sucking over n over again

10. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You know theres other ones too? other alternatives include: firfox os, sailfish and ubuntu. Support them and then there would be more competition. Dont just sit there and expect them to get better or for more competition to exist if you buy android.

11. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Completely agree with you. Competition was desperately needed.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Will buy only if the platform is viable. I do agreed that competition is badly needed and Android is too dominant. But its a chicken and eggs issue no one would buy unless the software is up there with the competition and developers want to see millions of hardware sold before committing.

27. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

If developers started taking HTML5 seriously and actually do what it is capable of, it can ditch most of this app nonsense. Heck, might as well start, Apple and Google praising HTML5 years ago killed off Flash development... and nothing has came to replace Flash because HTML5 was swiftly abandoned for apps.

19. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

windows keeps sucking ???? hmmmm...the latest devices like lumia 1520 ,1020 and 520(which is selling like hot cakes) and the latest reports totally say the complete opposite . its time for u to leave the rock u r leaving under. not liking an OS and criticizing it is something but denying that this OS is growing (FAST every quarter according to all the latest reports) is a totally different thing. its time for people to stop basing their comments on 2-year-old info

3. medalaster

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

So now the future of cameras start......and funny that how Samsung is going to dominate the camera world!

8. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Samsung dominating the camera world? Not even close. These so called "smart" cameras are gimmicks targeted towards point-and-shoot users that are wannabe professionals. For true professionals, Canon, Nikon, Leica etc. are still king Samsung's DSLRs aren't even in the top 10.

13. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Your comment couldnt be more idiotic. You have a problem with samsung dominating the point and click world? How are the smart cameras 'gimmicks'? Being able to upload to facebook or youtube is a genuinely useful feature and why shouldn't beginners be able to shoot 20mp shots with cameras that have larger sensors than a canon 1100d for example? Go back and look in your crystal ball mate cause you really have no idea of what the future holds. He said thw future of cameras STARTS now...... who is to say he is wrong?

14. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

no you're wrong since point of shoot isn't really the "camera world" the camera world is DSLR's not point and shoot so samsung aren't going to dominate the camera world and also i believe that devices such the lumia 1020 , the Z1 and even iphones 5-5s honestly have great cameras even though it's probably all software but yeah all these phones are just as good as something that samsung could give us at this stage!

25. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Comparing iphone 5/5s camera to advanced DSLR cameras is one stupid thing i've ever heard of. There are so many settings on cameras. And yet, the iOS interface doesn't bring any. Android has some of those features like Exposure,ISO,Shutter...

24. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Lol... Even with NX300 + Android/Tizen OS samsung will not be able to dominate the point-and-shoot world. For Facebook, Youtube and daily life situation all you need is a smartphones with great camera like Lumia 1020, Z1, or G2. And your friend is totaly wrong because the future of the cameras is already STARTS when the first digital camera with Android is launched by Nikon.

28. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

An accident in my pants will take place once such a beast is announced. And then I will buy it.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Do not underrate Tizen, Samsung and Intel has been developing it hand in hand with their own (64bit) technology. In all likeliness it will be feature rich, low on resources, super snappy and able to sideload Android apps - and now that 14nm low-energy SoC, ultra-thin flexible screen, nex-gen camera sensor a 4GB fast RAM looks extra promising! Big Nexus fan here, but I welcome everything fresh, which Tizen certainly is.

5. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

how do you know? ._____,

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Tizen runs on Linux kernel

15. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

do does sailfish and meego (sort off)

9. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Tizen is not my cup of tea. It looks awful (even worse than Touchwiz) and from demo videos the OS is laggy like earlier Android versions (but can be fixed with a few updates). What worries me though is that while Samsung is a fantastic hardware company, they are also an equally terrible at software.

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's because Android is not the SW of their own, so whatever ideas they have for exclusive featured it has to meet the reality of Android code. They are writing the Tizen & Tizen app code from scratch, and it will make a difference, just not in 24 hours.

26. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

these tizen devices wont have have 2gb of ram they r setting it to run on 256 and 512mb ram smooth... basically they taking a apple approach

7. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Other OEMs should jointly support Ubuntu Touch. It has a lot of potential.

16. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I'm not gonna lie i was hoping for some sort off MeeGo in there but i'm afraid there's isn't left sailfish looks awesome and promising but the hardware is a bit of a let down oh well :(

18. poping unregistered

good hardware + open os + 3rd party apps + good design = good device ...

20. Meego

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Meego is by far still the most beautiful OS too bad its dead(though it still lives at TMO).and nemo is gettin beta with glacier UI. Sailfish is just great.and dey are all still linux based. Meego already have a compatibility layer for Tizen. sammy and intel beta step up and do beta than meego! And sailfish!

29. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Too bad that there is no free space left for another OS. It's DOA.

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