The South Korean giant however decided to launch their own mobile os phones and reportedly planning to release a smartphone runs on Tizen OS in India. Reports out of India, indicate that Samsung is evidently plans at least one non-flagship Tizen smartphone in India, sometime before Diwali (festival) by November.
Tizen is a Samsung-developed OS aimed at breaking away from Google’s own Android operating system. Samsung’s Director of Media Solutions Center, South West Asia, Tarun Malik confirmed its plans at the company’s global senior management meetings. Unfortunately, he didn’t given any perfect details regarding the device.
We started late, but we are very focused. We are not shooting in the wild. This is a game that has to be led by the device manufacturer and not the pipe [telecom operators],” Malik told ET.
Although Samsung has previously stated that their in-house Tizen OS could run on as little as 256MB of RAM – which seems to be targeted at price-conscious consumers, aka masses in India. Either the Samsung’s SM-Z130E or SM-Z130H are expected to contend in India’s entry-level markets, with the distinct possibility of both devices getting unveiled.
Malik further is also responsible for prompting Tizen-based smartphones, said that “It will coexist with Android devices.” Tizen Experts suggest that Samsung is not expected to introduce the Tizen flagship it announced in June, the Samsung Z project, in India.
In July, Samsung however cancelled the roll-out of the Tizen-powered smartphone, the Samsung Z, which was specifically developed by the company to run on Tizen platform, gone for sale in Russia in the Q3 of this year before reaching other markets.
About Samsung Z Features
It’s a single SIM device which runs Tizen 2.2.1 OS out-of-the-box. It comes with a 4.8-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display; 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM; 16GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB); 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor; 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2600mAh battery.
Samsung hopes to boost Tizen into argument through its Club Samsung 2.0 service, which will eventually offer localized music, videos and TV shows.
Tarun Malik also said it via Economic Times, that –
the charged with promoting Tizen in India – expects that Samsung’s alternate OS offering will be able to contend with already-established media streaming services such as Airtel Wynk and Vodafone Music Store.
Expected more info regarding the Samsung’s Tizen offering in the coming months, and if we find anything interesting and valuable of the devices up for sale, we’ll update it here at Grabi.org. Finally! Tizen will be the rival OS to the Android and iOS?