Samsung is surely one mobile vendor that never applauded Google for its success. Well, the South Korean giant who is depended upon multiple mobile OS platforms now eyes an open platform. Tizen OS, an open platform that will not be tightly controlled like Android, could open new opportunities for Samsung. The South Korean vendor is certainly miffed with Google style of working, and WP8 is still a dud platform, to fill bank accounts.
So now the makers behind the Samsung Galaxy S4 have their eyes on a budding yet open platform called Tizen. Earlier this year, Samsung has demoed a handset that runs on the Tizen mobile OS. Bloomberg reports that Samsung is geared to announce a Tizen OS running handset in August or September. The handset won’t cater to the low end consumers. As per reports, Samsung’s first Tizen OS running handset will be in the high segment.
It is said that the Tizen OS would be stuffed with thousands of app,like any other mobile OS. Leading Tech analysts believe that Samsung‘s intention to groom Tizen OS is sort of safety net, in case, the company wants to broke its ties with Google. As of now, Samsung is the most ambitious players around that effortlessly depend upon Google Android mobile OS. Samsung’s latest creation – Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Along with the announcement of Tizen OS, another major OS was announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Firefox foundation has come with their offering, the mobile OS is open in nature, but Samsung hasn’t shown their interest to announce Firefox OS based handset in the coming months. The South Korean giant has ventured into the bitter world of mobile OS business with Bada OS.
The end result was rather disappointing, and it made a dent on the image of Samsung to certain extent. Until now, it is being said that the Tizen OS powered Samsung handset would be rather affordable. But going by Lee Young Hee, Executive Vice President, Samsung Mobile, the device will be priced on a higher side. If Samsung prices Tizen OS based handsets at par with Android ones then it would be rather tough to sell even dozens. Earlier also Samsung attempted to sell Bada OS based Wave range at par with certain Android handsets. It would make sense to price Tizen OS based handsets in low-to-mid segment. And it also depends upon the developer’s take on the Tizen OS. Stay tuned to GizBot.