Redwood GT-I8805: Samsung Device Running Tizen OS Spotted Online

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Samsung, who was unapologetic about Galaxy S4 is once again trying to differentiate itself from rest. Being a leader in the mobile handset business, the South Korean giant is now expanding its horizons beyond Android. Tizen OS, a Linux based open-source platform gets a high-profile hardware partner. Samsung has unofficially confirmed their first handset running Tizen OS. The reveal was made during Tizen Development conference. The event was also a perfect platform to unveil Tizen OS 2.1. Like any other rumor, the newer version was spotted too. Today is the last day of TDC 2013. It is said that Intel and Samsung has plans to reveal something big.

Few days back, SamMobile came up with a report saying that two handsets from Samsung - GT-I8000 and the GT-8805, would run Tizen OS. In the developing story, a Samsung manufactured device was caught red handed on UAProf. Currently dubbed "Redwood" will feature 4G LTE, Cortex-A9 processor, and 720p HD display.

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Redwood GT-I8805: Samsung Device

Redwood GT-I8805: Samsung Device

Redwood GT-I8805: Samsung Device

Redwood GT-I8805: Samsung Device

Redwood GT-I8805: Samsung Device

Redwood GT-I8805: Samsung Device

Redwood GT-I8805: Samsung Device

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Although, there are many hardware vendors associated with Tizen OS, but no has come with their respective device. It's been almost two years since the official announcement of Tizen mobile OS took place. Earlier this year at MWC, Samsung gave a glimpse at what would be the first smartphone running Tizen OS look like. It actually made a very brief appearance. The device was similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3. Of course the company has earlier told that the device won't cheap. At the ongoing Tizen Developers Conference, a Samsung executive, who is also a member of Tizen Technical Steering Grou, is being recorded saying "Tizen-based products will come out very soon." Some reports also say that Tizen OS based handset will first go on sale in Europe and Japan , as early as July.

Back in March, a senior Samsung executive told Bloomberg that company would be able to announce Tizen OS based handsets in August or September. As IFA Berlin is around the corner, one could expect Samsung to announce at least one device running Tizen OS in the last week of August. Talking about the other vendors prominent among them NTT DoCoMo will announce their first Tizen OS based device in the second half of 2013, while Orange is more determined , and could announce the devices, as early as Summers.

Recently, Mark Skarpness, director of systems engineering at Intel, stated "It's ready to be built into products and it's ready for you to build your applications against."

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