Samsung's own Tizen OS is coming up soon. The platform has been in development for some time now. And although we have seen a few phones running it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, we are still far away from seeing one in person. However, that day might not be far.
Reports have claimed that Samsung could launch its first ever Tizen-powered smartphone in the country by December this year. And this may not be a surprise since Samsung has anyway been touted to release a smartphone as such.
But while we wait for the Tizen to arrive, here's a look at the top 5 reaons the platform could sell well. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Support for Most Apps
The popularity of an operating system is usually determined by the number of apps it supports. However, the good news is that Tizen will support almost all native and web apps. In fact, existing Bada apps will also be ported over for the OS. Games like Asphalt 7 are already coming to the platform.
If you think Tizen is only meant for smartphone, you are wrong. On the contrary, this OS aims at an unified experience across a host of devices. Hence, expect to see it on TVs and laptops in a few years. And going by that's what's been said by Samsung Electronics co-CEO J.K. Shin, it should be true.
Support for HTML 5
Tizen is a HTML 5-based operating system. And while that's not a big deal, it's a rather welcoming news for all the developers. Apparently, the platform will allow for shorter development cycles and is also quite cost effective. Also, it means more intuitive web applications for phones and tablets running the OS.
Ready for Market
Tizen may just be starting off, but you could expect millions of applications to be made available in the market before the final rollout of handsets with the OS. Hence, a number of Tizen developers are already feeling confident on the prospects of the new OS.
Open Source Heaven
Tizen is a Linux-based platform that Samsung developed in association with Intel. Also, it's open source nature is set to allow hardware manufacturers to easily adopt and play around with the interface and the UI.