The first Tizen phone Samsung Redwood leaks out, S-Voice responds to 'Hi, Tizen' now

The first Tizen phone Samsung Redwood leaks out, S-Voice responds to 'Hi, Tizen' now
Brace yourselves as the Tizen phones are coming! After leaking in a developer PDF on Samsung's own website, the GT-I8800 Redwood with the latest Tizen 2.1 is displayed in a first catwalk shootout, flaunting S-Voice to boot, which is awaken with "Hi, Tizen" instead of "Hi, Galaxy" this time.

We are also expecting a more mid-range Melius phone with Tizen 2.1 Magnolia to hit the markets after the Redwood flagship, but no leaks on the looks of that one yet, which leads us to the thought that we'll see the flagship announced first.

Samsung's Lee Young Hee already stated that Redwood “will be the best product equipped with the best specifications,” but we can't really see much of the design, or the phone might be a prototype tucked into a mule case to keep it from prying eyes, so there's still plenty to learn about Samsung's first Tizen phone.




1. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Let us give this a chance. [+]

17. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Agreed... I don't get why its icons make it look really cheap tho it makes it seem like more of a toy...

19. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

I think it's Samsung that needs to give it a chance, remember Bada? Their history of continued support and updates for new products doesn't inspire confidence.

21. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

it won't last, samsung didn't even support their bada os,same will happen with this, the only ones that will make sense are android,ios wp8/9 and Ubuntu, and probably jolla watch and see

26. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

you are forgeting somthing. intel is on this. they wont let that happen. besides, its opensource.

23. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Tizen is open source right? We might see some developers take a liking to this OS because of that.

2. wendygarett unregistered

S-voice so far the only true voice assistant I can trust, by spending all these r&d... Can't wait to see this beast

8. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

we'll just have to see, who know maybe Nokia has something in their labs a nokia is always innovating

10. SleepingOz unregistered

Nothing beats Google Now, just saying..

13. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

i think Siri is bit better than S-Voice (my opinion)

14. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I actually dont use voice assistant, i just play with it and svoice offers more fun lol

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Tizen could be a great OS, more powerful than iOS and more streamlined than Android, but without dev support and a robust app store, it's no better off than WebOS or Bada. Where's the advantage for customers?

6. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

We will see in the future :)

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

firefox, jolla ubuntu etc... they were all pretty much the same with nothing new to boast about. Hope tizen does something different... but since it is samsung supporting it, I expect something better than the above mentioned. All I know is that the Wave (bada) flagships were really good phones.

7. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Yah Wave phones are sexy :)

11. SleepingOz unregistered

Ubuntu seems promising though.

5. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I am really excited about this redwood.. I wanna see if the tizen 2.1 will have smoother interface

9. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

A Galaxy S2 with Tizen? Come on, give us a different design.

12. SleepingOz unregistered

Come on, read the article before complaining.

15. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Knowing Samsung Im expecting something similar to that pic anyway; they will have to prove me wrong.

16. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Looks s**tty. Like an adroid theme. I'm afraid there's nothing left from the originality of MeeGo (no suprise here, It was Nokia's harmattan and this is just samsung-copypaste)

18. mydi.maus unregistered

looks cartoonish not very good sorry tizen..go to sleep tizen and s voice

20. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

If Android and iOS mated, Tizen would be the love child.

22. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I'm sorry but I just cannot take any of these new OS's seriously.

24. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

If it runs smooth..... If it runs Android apps...... If it offers something more then Bada, which seemed to be liked in small circles but also seemed to be a glorified feature phone..... Then maybe this has a chance. Samsung has the name, distrubution, deep pockets, and experince to make a go of it. But, truly so far it's leaks just remind me of another grid based OS.

25. 1day_only_NOKIA_will_be_avlbl unregistered

Just hoped that this will look different than the Galaxy series..... but alas.....

27. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I'd rather have Jolla. This looks like a toy OS that belongs on a toy phone. yeah, Samsung is perfec

31. windork

Posts: 16; Member since: May 24, 2013

all the haters...

28. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

comes in goes out in a year and will never make good reputation like wave

29. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Change that UI sammy, it's looking cheap and install it on Wave phones. And also use some good color combinations.

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