Tizen

Samsung exec comments on future for Tizen, Android

Samsung’s move away from Android has been narrowly viewed as inevitable. Until now, their Tizen platform was a lot of innuendo, relegated to closed-door meetings with potential partners. Now that it’s seen the light of day with Samsung’s wearables, and a few Tizen smartphones are coming this fall, the scope of whether or not Samsung will leave Android widens. Recent comments from Samsung only spark further debate.

Samsung bringing Tizen phones, Android Wear smartwatch in 2014

Tizen, the proprietary OS from Samsung, is coming to the smartphone realm. After being rumored for release for years, Samsung finally put Tizen on their Gear wearables this year. Now it seems they want to up the ante, and bring it to a flagship device. They’re also going the opposite route, and will be making an Android Wear device to compliment their Tizen offerings.

Samsung released Tizen SDK for wearables

Samsung has released the SDK for their Tizen-based wearables. Their newest crop of wearables all use Tizen (kind of), Samsung’s proprietary OS, which may just be limited to their wearables ambitions. It’s an interesting move for Samsung, as they didn’t release an SDK for previous wearables, but a smart decision when considering current and potential competition.

Samsung Z9000 Zeq Tizen smartphone leaks ahead of MWC

We had been expecting Samsung to show a Tizen powered smartphone during Mobile World Congress, however specifics for any of the devices have remained mostly rumor and mystery. Well, while we have yet to see anything official from Samsung, a recent leak is offering a look at the Z9000 Zeq smartphone. The Z9000 may be running Tizen instead of Android, however as you'll notice in the included image, it does bear some resemblance to the Galaxy S 4.

Samsung’s Tizen devices will make an appearance at MWC 2014

Samsung’s oft-rumored Tizen smartphones may be making an appearance soon. The South Korean OEM has sent out invitations to an event for their proprietary operating system for MWC this year. While they already have devices that run Tizen, a camera in particular, a smartphone running the Android competitor has yet to be seen on a wider scale. The invitation promises us "an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices".