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Samsung Tag Teams With Tizen to Debut The Samsung Z

Samsung has tag teamed up with Tizen to create the worlds first phone running on Tizen, an open sourced platform. Does it have a chance?

Samsung Tizen

Samsung Tizen

Samsung will soon be ditching the Android OS and slowly moving over to Tizen,  a flexible and open sourced operating system. Samsung just released its new phone powered by Tizen, named Samsung Z. The phone essentially has the same hardware as a Galaxy S5, even including the built-in fingerprint sensor. The only major difference is that it’s running on Tizen 2.2.1, meaning it kicks ass!

Samsung Z Product Specs

The phone hasn’t hit the markets just yet, so you wont be seeing it anytime soon, unless you live in Russia. Seriously, Samsung is shipping these bad Larry’s to Russia around Q3, then to unnamed markets, TechCrunch reports.

Here’s the question

Anytime you introduce a new OS  into the playing field, it’s hard to gain traction. Samsung has to now find developers to create stuff for them on Tizen, but they now have to compete with Android, Apple, and  even Windows. I wish them all the luck, but it’s going to be tough, and quite frankly, they might have to give this whole Tizen idea up and walk balk with their tails hidden behind their legs. I’m not saying that’s going to happen, but hey, look at what happened to Sega.

Let’s see what happens.

What do you think is going to happen? Do you think Samsung has a chance with Tizen? Share them in the comments! 

H/T TechCrunch


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  1. Scott

    June 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Samsung could gain some traction with this. They certainly have the existing user base to target. Imagine if they rolled out Tizen to existing Android OS Samsung phones! The caveat – Samsung Bada anyone?

    • Kevin Raposo

      June 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      The interesting part about this is that they’ve already rolled out Tizen to all their smart watches. So essentially, the takeover has begun?

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