Samsung Galaxy S III also spotted running Tizen OS 3.0

September 11, 2013
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Yesterday we shared some new details and news regarding Samsung's mobile operating system Tizen. After a long silence lately it has been appearing more and more. Initial reports suggested it had been canned, but yesterday we saw a Galaxy S 4 sporting the new OS, and now it appears the Galaxy S III from last year is enjoying the same.

The images today of a Galaxy S III running Samsung's Tizen OS 3.0 aren't too different from what we've already seen, and doesn't really tell us anything new. The Linux-based operating system was being worked on by Samsung and Intel, and looks like a mix of Windows Phone, Android, and Bada. The last being Samsung's attempts at a mobile OS before Android came along and took over.

The icons on the lockscreen have a very familiar look, and we can tell Samsung and Intel are putting in a lot of effort to polish up this operating system. Recent reports suggested Samsung could have scrapped the entire plan, but lately we're starting to think otherwise. Maybe they'll replace Android with Tizen, but for now that's seriously doubtful.

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That lock on the screen sure reminds us of Android, but at this point most mobile operating systems all borrow a little bit from each other. Samsung hasn't announced any official Tizen devices yet, but we have a feeling one might be coming sometime soon in a limited release. Is there room for another mobile OS? Let us know what you guys think below.

VIA: Tizen Experts


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  • Christopher Robert

    This Tizen, looks like a forked version of Android with TX on it. Why would anyone want that? It would be a tough sell.

  • ImmaDroid

    Weird seeing the battery and data signal on the bottom. I just can’t see another OS making it this far into the smartphone game. 2 Yrs ago maybe, but now its doubtful. Symbian Gone. Windows Phone, not doing so great, Blackberry, just about bankrupt. Samsung does well selling Skinned Android phones, not a whole new phone… We’ll see!

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Unless it runs Android apps.. no way

      • ImmaDroid

        Samsung already has their own little App store, I wouldn’t doubt them going all out with it. you know they want their own ecosystem just like Apple has.

      • Cal Rankin

        If my information is correct, Tizen has Android app compatibility.

  • Joseph Walker

    Looks like WP8 and Touch Wiz had a one night stand….

  • Dennis Len Heggenstaller

    I would buy it over stock android and sense/tw ui

  • Cal Rankin

    This looks oddly interesting, but I’d still rather have Ubuntu Touch or Sailfish.

  • Georgia Hampton

    I would only get android. More variety of apps on the play store and they have got far in only a few years. But tizen might be better than android if it has a support email and it has many and top apps and all apps being checked for viruses, even when they update.