Samsung Introduces Android Killer, Tizen OS

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Seems like even Samsung is getting bored of it similar looking phone line up. The company is now in the process of releasing another Linux based OS by the name Tizen. The first phone to run on this OS will be the Samsung Z. This is a huge step from Samsung to move away from Google based Android OS and create its own unique identity.

Samsung wants an OS that can be used across its ecosystem. Tizen has already been used by Samsung on the Galaxy Gear 2 which had some good features. The Samsung Z will be its first full-fledged phone avatar of the operating system and we’ll definitely be waiting to get our hands on it.

The phone was supposed to be released at the World Mobile Congress in 2014 but it got delayed. It is now most likely to be slated to launch in the Russian market by September of this year.

The Samsung Z will be powered by a 2.3 GHz quad core processor and have a 4.8 inch super AMOLED screen. It will have a decent 2600 MaH battery. Samsung has said that the phone has ability to give maximum run time for the battery size because of its superior power saving measures.

The main camera on the phone is an 8 megapixel shooter and it will have a 2.1 megapixel selfie camera (front camera). It has an internal memory of 16 GB, which is expandable upto 64 GB via Micro SD.

Samsung Z (3)

Samsung Z almost looks like the usual TouchWiz fare.

Samsung has stated that it opted for Tizen because it is said to give faster boot up time and better multi-tasking capabilities. The OS also promises superb 2D and 3D graphic quality, smoother scrolling and an improved rendering performance for web browsing. Currently Tizen version 2.2 looks like a close cousin of the Android Jellybean with minute variations. So its to be seen if the above mentioned capabilities will inspire people to go for a device with a heart of Tizen.

One of the major reasons Samsung is putting its cards on Tizen is for its ability for multi-platform integration. It can be used in mobiles, wearable’s, vehicle infotainment and TV’s. In fact, Samsung just released an SDK to create apps for the Tizen based TV systems. These TV’s will have support for hand gestures, mobile device pairing and voice commands. Something most of the Smart TV’s have been banking on.

Samsung is the largest Android device manufacturer and its complete departure in the future from the market in favor of the Tizen will create a huge void.  That open market space would be left for other competitors to conquer. As of now and for some considerable future, Android will continue to be the lead OS for the mobile market. It’s yet to be seen if Tizen has the boldness to take on an OS being used by majority of smarphone users.

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  • T Karam Bijukchhe

    first develop you apps store more than googleplay and say. haha Android killer ,That’s funnny

  • Romelson Vicera

    Bada os didnt became a success. Probably this will be a success in south korea bcoz koreans really support their products. Look how samsung and lg became now bcoz of SoKor’s influence globally

  • Abhi Tripathi

    wtb…..! not even close to android!

  • Sai Naga Bhushan Kommineni

    My HP TouchPad works on WebOS a linux based OS.It’s production stopped bcuz App developers showed their passion on Android(at dat time it is growing as the best).Now SAMSUNG released a phone on Tizen OS a LInux based OS on which App developers are going 2 develop apps 4 it. der is no diff btwn my tab and this phone.My tab is the 2 tab which is 10.1″. wid great touch. dis is why i dont like software developers who show interest only on the brands not on working purpose of da devices.This shows dat Jr’s in every industry are stomped by Sr’s.

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  • Roshin Kumar

    first let them develop their battery tech, come out with better battery power.

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  • ArchitArora

    It might be another flop OS after BADA…………..

  • Shabaz Zargar

    It can work .. only if the phone remain fast and doesn’t lag .. like the bada OS used to .. moreovr the presentation of apps should be much more bettr than the apple iOS 7 !!

  • Gokul Krishna

    Not android killer. It’s Samsung’s suicide pills.

  • Satyanjoy Das

    Android killer – nice PR for samsung

  • Darshak Mehta

    It will take Ages to kill. ANDROID, Samsung has tried same with BADA os, Samsung should not forgot they only succeeded because of ANDROID, and stop sitting around.

  • Jayaprakash Sundaramoorthy

    Full fledged bloatware phone

  • rohandas555

    ShreenitShahapurkar samsung is nothing but a cheap plastic phone maker….there is nothing like innovation… lol.

  • Jaspinder Singh

    Manmeet Singh

  • RatnadeepGaikwad

    Who cares about the specs if there is no app store good enough…. are’nt you seeing why people are not opting for windows phone even after Nokia’s amazing work with the Lumia line up.

  • Dipranjan Handique

    oh tizen !! It’s Gonna Be Good!

  • Sakthi Prasath

    is nstallation of android apps possible

  • Ârav Índañ

    igyaan is an ifan !!

  • Raghavendra Deekonda

    Another friend of bada

  • vaibhavjain5380

    i have also reviewed it –

  • Sylvester Lobo

    This phone will run android apps so what the fuss they just need to get the correct these spec for 20000

  • Pradip Mitra

    Its Andios (Copy paste of Android +iOS) .. though its gonna flop like Bada…this Os has special flavour of Wearable device but who is going to buy Heart Rate Monitor at 50 k :-) ??

  • Athul K Anil

    Samsung made money with Android and using that same money to kill android…

  • Saurabh Benjamin Hansdak

    NOOOOOO!! .why you do this Samsung ^ ^ …its k..

  • ShreenitShahapurkar

    Is it me or does the above look like an LG phone? Haha..Much like the LG L9. And what’s with the naming scheme? Z? like Sony Xperia Z? What happened to innovation? :P

  • Nishchay Mishra

    future lol

  • Siddhesh Parab

    Android killer? Seriously -_-

  • Kapil Deshmukh

    It’s okay. I encourage new ideas.
    At least it looks different than the normal Samsung devices

  • Subro Dey

    LOL Samsung had tried this before with BADA which eventually became CHOTA and disappeared.. Samsung if you wanna do anything with mobile then plz plz change the way you phones look… clone of each other.

  • Siddhesh Dalvi

    It won’t even kill Windows Phone

  • Jay Kalapatapu

    *claps* so its official? samsung bloatware with no android ! xD

  • Faheem Jaan Faheem

    Ha ha ha just like bada os

  • Prakash van Klaasen

    android killer kyagyaan

  • Rahul Sagar

    good luck samsung i have owned bada for 3yrs & never had any problems i accept there was not much apps but it`s fluid os.

  • Jazzy Jaris

    sounds like a virus name :P :D

  • Sam Solomon

    New Ad… Tizen OS….. gonna be killed by Android :3

  • Nirajan Kumar Sharma

    Android has been doing very good on tablets and mobiles. Only problem was battery backup and laggy interfaces, which are being done away with efforts from Google and Moto. So, a new entrant have to sweat it out to achieve what andoid has become now. Android killer??? Its a far fetched dream

  • BhavikDhami

    it can not over take android os as tizen is not an open source os n nwdys user wants more open based n user customise os which is been provide on amdroid

  • Kymuel Bautista

    Dear IGYAAN author can u drink atleast one coffee today ? Cause i think the alcohol is still in your body from party last night ..

  • Adityansh Kapasia

    abe aisa dabba android killer nhi ho skta

  • Aritra Sarkar

    Android killer..just like bada os..

  • Devi Prasath

    Hahaha! Android killer? Right! :-D

  • Prem Dev

    it will be a failure

  • Prasannajeet Pani

    Android killer? Don’t you think it’s bit too funny…

  • Tumul Singh

    will be just like samsung, all cheap looking and no scope of a good design.

  • Saatwik Cool

    android is the best …samsung is just a crap