Tizen-loaded Samsung Z delayed again

Samsung has been working on its own mobile OS for a while now. Dubbed Tizen, the project is backed by Intel and LG and is already used to power the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. Following the April release of the wearables, every tech-head was already eagerly awaiting the announcement of a phone, built around the new OS.

Come last month, the Samsung Z model, the first smartphone to be commercially available loaded with the company's own OS, was announced, and an official date for a launch in Russia was set for July the 10th, at a special Tizen developer summit.

Samsung has been working on the flagship to carry its Android rival for some time now, however, the product is apparently still a bit on the medium-rare side, because, while developers were there yesterday, the new phone was not. In a statement, Samsung said that the launch was postponed, because the company didn't feel like the currently available apps are enough to satisfy users.

Whether Sammy will be able to keep its promise and ship the new handset sometime in Q3 2014 is still up in the air. According to many, the OS lacks enough developer support and is doomed to fail in a market, dominated by iOS and Android, with hundreds of apps being released for each on a daily basis. Tizen supporters counter that statement, by pointing out that where Tizen is now is not much different from where Android used to be when it was coming into the world and that it has the advantage of being backed by major players in the market.

What do you think? Does an Android look-alike have a chance to start from scratch in this OS-eat-OS world, or is Tizen about to dive after Bada, never to be seen after?

sources: Android Authority, Computerworld



1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

(Tizen about to dive after Bada, never to be seen after?) if samsung keep feeling afraid and demotivated then for sure it will doom soon

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

As I've said it many times, The OS itself is ill-fated, Since the trojan horse Elop touched (and kicked out) meego (now tizen), its been suffering LOL.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Trojan or reality. How many years has it been? Yet tizen is still not ready? And people thought it was ready back then? Please, it was a dead endeavor for nokia at the time.

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

don't worry Samsung, we don't care......

4. Ibraheem277

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

I do care my self.

5. ianneo

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

This is exactly like Bada or Jolla OS. Because Android is SO heavily implanted into Samsung, this is going to be a success for the like, the first month, then forgotten and just known as a flop.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not if the samsung followers care if it is android or not. Only the android faithful care. I would wager 1 in 10 people that i help with daily could care less if their galaxy light is running android 4.x.

11. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Exactly. Your average, everyday user doesn't really care if it's running android or not.

8. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Looks like Eldar Murtazin might be right after all - this thing is going nowhere.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

An OS with ZERO demand and interest needs to be delayed forever.

10. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung are having the same Trouble Nokia had Advancing Symbian Further,at least Samsung know they do not want to release phones that are no competition with its Android phones,Nokia wouldn"t admit they were struggling with Symbian an still kept releasing phones,but then got themselves in trouble letting consumers down,an there name became unpopular and needed Microsoft to Save them

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

and then microsoft came and doomed them

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