Wondering what Tizen will look like on the Samsung Z? This demo claims to be pretty close to the real deal

Wondering what Tizen will look like on the Samsung Z? This demo claims to be pretty close to the real deal
Three days ago, Samsung announced its first, soon-to-be commercially-available, Tizen-powered handset, the Samsung Z, which spurred some chatter among industry watchers and fans alike. The former, always measuring, calculating, wondered what this means for Samsung's relationship with Google and Android, while the latter were simply excited at the prospect of another OS player.

Despite its faux leather back, the rectangular Z is unlike pretty much any other current Samsung phone on the market. It packs some pretty decent hardware, like a 4.8-inch, 720p Super AMOLED display, a quad-core chip (presumably a Snapdragon 800), 2 gigs of RAM, and an 8-megapixel camera. The list goes on, though, and even has a fingerprint sensor on it, along with a healthy, 2600 mAh cell, and Cat 4 LTE capabilities. Not a bad package, but definitely not as intriguing as the actual software that will be powering the Samsung Z, and that's exactly the topic of today.

A demo, published on the HandHeldBlog's YouTube page, has a reference Samsung device (which looks very much alike to the Z, by the way) that runs a customized version of Tizen. Indeed, the similarities with the latest TouchWiz update, found on the Galaxy S5, are hard to miss. In fact, the entirety of the Tizen experience showcased in the 3 minute odd clip seriously reminds of the Android one that we've all come to recognize. See for yourself!



via: GigaOm

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34 Comments

1. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

But what if they ditch it like Bada........????

2. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

no thanks samsung. though it look better than dontwanttoTouchwiz.

26. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

For be an early version of the OS that's not released yet, it looks pretty damn good. Android was "garbage" at beginning of the life span.

32. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

except ios all the mobile os are GARBAGE...

34. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

This looks better then iOS in my eyes :)

3. FingerMyApple unregistered

hateful Android fans love to bash everything that's not android, and they call themselves freedom of choice... New OS are always welcome and I'm definitely get one as a try before comment.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and that profile pic of yours is not hateful towards android and BB ? Stop being a hypocrite.

8. FingerMyApple unregistered

I bought dozens of android phone than any other and my avatar has shown my recommendation, but since you insist that's fine by me, most impressive I used so far is XiaoMi device and the rest are so sub par to me. I give my hateful opinion because I tried it, all you fandroid keep on saying other sucks just make you look insecure and you don't even touch it at all.

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'm going to need you to get a grasp on the English language before you comment again.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So you just assumed no android fans own several android phones like you do ? .... Again, stop being a hypocrite and pretend you're above everyone else.

18. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I just reported the comment for "not english". and lmao from all the android devices, you only found xiaomimo whatever that is?

9. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

And yet your profile pic shows that you're not hateful towards anything right?

11. FingerMyApple unregistered

It shows my recommendation :)

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

So someone else says they don't like something, they're hating but for you it's just showing recommendations? Hypocrite much?? You're profile pic is showing hate. Plain and simple.

14. FingerMyApple unregistered

I hate what I tried and sold, this thing haven't released and they deserved to be bashed?

16. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Samsung tends to get a lot of hate even when they're running Android. I particularly don't like how they butcher Android with their touchwiz skin. They may be better off with Tizen.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

No one was bashing it. They just don't like what they saw. It's called having an opinion. But you iSh33p/Windows Phanboys are so insecure about their tinker toy OS's that you think everytime someone has an opinion on anything other than what you like you call it bashing.

4. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Looks about identical to the latest TouchWiz. The app drawer animation is the only thing that easy to spot out as different. Maybe a few altered animations and thats it.

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

To ease the transition for people who like touch wiz and for people who buy samsung phones but don't know what android is

5. smasher

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Wow it looks so ugly!

28. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

lol your com is so predictable

13. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

the touchwiz on tizen caused some lags here and there. Will Tizen suffer same fate as android with the touchwiz??????

19. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I can see a lot of people mistaking this phone for an Android powered handset and purchasing it. Well played Samsung, very well played.

20. eharris560

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I see nothing exciting about this.

21. vinayryder13

Posts: 8; Member since: May 29, 2013

rip off of android. FAIL samsung!! the brand can only copy others.

24. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's your comment that it is fail. Samsung copied their OWN touchwiz UI smarty.

22. twens

Posts: 1173; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The animations and transitions look very smooth. I think tizen would be much smoother and stable than touchwiz androids.

23. rehanmustafa90

Posts: 11; Member since: May 13, 2014

hmm cool

25. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Damn that phone looks hideous!

27. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I guess this is alternative for people who want to try different stuff. Still its same as what you see on s5 UI. Kinda bad that power of phone cant be used much because apps is limited. Then samsung app store are always paid few are free. I wonder if this is same price as s5.

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