Along with Android and iOS, Tizen slowly starts to see the light of day, as Samsung is now focusing on a set of new releases that will work on the fresh operating system. Tizen is an open, flexible and highly advanced OS built entirely from the ground up to address the needs of all stakeholders of the mobile and connected device ecosystems, as the official description of the software states.
In an initiative to promote and boost the popularity of their invention, the leading smartphone manufacturer Samsung Electronics intends to launch a considerable number of handsets that run on Tizen. The new releases will be officially announced later this year, as recent leaks stated.
The several Tizen handsets will be released at varying prices but no official information on the matter is known by now. Sources are reliable but yet unknown so we are all patiently waiting until the tech giant confirms the news.
This is the natural Samsung reaction to Google’s attempt to build an ecosystem on top of Android. Their strategy is to reduce Samsung dependence on platforms that are different from their own and to benefit from a higher consumer reach. With the help of Tizen, Samsung will be able to promote its own services and conquer a market where Google presently holds the monopoly.
Tizen will power the entire range of Samsung’s smartwatches and premium TV sets, but until then, the company needs an increasing number of handsets to run on the system, as to expand its user base and attract third party developers.
The first smartphone to work on Tizen was launched in India this January and it was pretty well received by the public. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are the only areas where consumers can find the Samsung handsets that work on Tizen.
Recent reports stated that the Z1 handset equipped with Tizen was the best-selling smartphone in Bangladesh in January-March.
Tizen allows device manufacturers to modify its workings in order to serve their own needs. Moreover, there is an entire Tizen Common base that allows the development of new profiles to meet the memory, power requirements and processes of any device and consequently bring it to the market at a rapid pace. Mobile operators are allowed to work with device partners to customize the OS’s and user experience for the entire pool of needs, desires and expectations of particular customer segments or demographics.
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