In this age of Android and iOS, nearly everything else skips the attention they may deserve. Samsung's own Tizen operating system has been one of the top choices in this regard, and now there are details that affect users in India.
According to reports, Samsung could be set to launch its first ever Tizen-powered smartphone in the country by December this year. And that's not really something new since Samsung has been analyzing the time to launch its homegrown operating system Tizen in India.
"The Korean major is expected to launch a smartphone that operates on the Tizen operating system in India within a month, said people with knowledge of its plans," An Economic Times report states.
It also adds that while India has never been a launch destination for Samsung, the company now plans on bringing the product first to the South Asian nation. Also that it comes at a time "when its leadership position in the local smartphone market is under threat from homegrown brands."
Sources close to the development are also reporting that the new phone is likely to have a 4-inch screen, offer dual SIM support with a 3.2 megapixel camera and 512 MB RAM. The handset is also likely to be affordably priced. And as you may know, the affordable segment in the native market ranges between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 15,000.
As you may know already, Tizen is based on the Linux kernel and the GNU C Library implementing the Linux API. Also, it's Samsung's way of trying to reduce the dependence on Google and carve out an entirely new and different eco-system for itself.
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