For a long time, South Korean tech giant Samsung has been planning to launch its new phone powered by proprietary OS called Tizen. The company would have launched the device earlier but since the carrier and distribution partners refused to take the device up because of the lack of a solid apps Eco-system, the launch is getting delayed.
However, the company has already announced to launch its first Tizen-based smartphone dubbed as the Samsung Z in Russia. The earlier sales plan for the Samsung Z, its Tizen smartphone, was announced in June.
Apparently, the device might see a further delay of its launch. To "enhance the Tizen ecosystem, the company decided to delay the launch of the phone", Samsung told PC World. However, the company didn't announce any time frame for the launch of the phone, which means that the company will continue to invest in Google's Android OS until then.
In January, Japanese phone network NTT Docomo thumbed its nose at Tizen, saying that the mobile phone market in Japan wasn't large enough to support three different platforms -- meaning Android, iOS, and Tizen.
The Tizen OS is an open source, Linux-based system and the first time the same OS running Samsung Z's prototype was introduced at a developers' conference in San Francisco this year. So far, the Samsung is using the Tizen OS on its camera and smartwatches.
Samsung Z: Rumored Specifications
The upcoming Samsung Z is said to feature a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen and a 2.3-GHz Quad-core processor. The Samsung Z is designed to reduce the turn-on time and ensure smooth multitasking. It is also mounted with a fingerprint recognition sensor.
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