Samsung Tizen Smartphone to launch at MWC 2013: Can it Challenge Apple iOS and Google Android?

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Back in September 2012, report were rife that Samsung could launch a Tizen OS based smartphone in the near future, codename - i9300. Now with the advent of 2013, the same Tizen smartphone is in rumors once again, as it is being reported that the device will make an appearance at MWC 2013 in Barcelona during February.

Basically, Tizen OS runs on HTML5 based web applications and does not support native development. The open source Tizen is designed to support multiple devices like tablets, smartphones, in-car infotainment systems and Samsung smart TVs.

According to a SamMobile report citing Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, NTT DoCoMo will be the first Japanese carrier to adopt the upcoming Tizen device which will unveil at the MWC 2013.

Samsung Tizen Smartphone to launch at MWC 2013: Rival to iOS & Android

The Japanese newspaper did not disclose any other details of the purported Tizen device like specifications and features.

This is not the first time that Samsung's Tizen OS is in the news. Rumors have been rife that Samsung is looking to merge its bada OS with Tizen, however, the company has not confirmed or denied such speculations. Moreover, rumor suggests that the model numbers GT-I9500 and GT-I9505 (LTE version) will be the first devices.

With the MWC 2013 around the corner, the tech enthusiasts will have to simply wait and see if Samsung eventually announces a Tizen-based device as speculated.

Tizen Against iOS and Android

Tizen OS would allow mobile providers to more easily offer their own services to customers including online shopping, improved security features and curated app stores.

It should be noted that the rapidly evolving operating system has already garnered support from a number of wireless carriers, including Orange, SK telecom, Telefónica, Vodafone and Sprint Nextel.

Based on Linux, Tizen is built around HTML5 applications for smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. The operating system is said to offer a flexible environment for application developers, based on jQuery and jQuery Mobile.

Well, it can be said that Samsung is now going to have a collision battle with the goliaths of the operating system industry including Apple iOS and Google Android. Let us know in comments, if it is a good idea to come out with its own operating system for South Korean Android smartphone king or not.

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