Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a low-end smartphone based on the Tizen operating system, called the Z1, at a press event in India to compete with cheap Android and Windows Phone devices.
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The popular lightweight browser, Opera Mini, is now available for the Tizen-based Samsung Gear S smartwatch, bringing a fast and optimized web surfing experience to the device.
Months after its announcement, the Samsung Z - the company's first Tizen OS phone - may never be launched, as Samsung is reportedly planning to axe the device and focus on lower-cost handsets instead.
Samsung has ditched plans to launch its first Tizen phone this quarter, hinting at a lack of apps on the platform - just weeks after it cancelled the phone's appearance at a Tizen developer event.
Google's Larry Page is said to have expressed frustrations over Samsung's wearables strategy in a 'tense' meeting - but Samsung isn't happy either, privately referring to Google as a "bully".
The Samsung Z, the company's first smartphone to launch with the Tizen OS, has been unveiled, featuring a quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen and 8MP rear camera.
Samsung has reportedly started updating the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch with its own Tizen operating system in place of Google's Android enabling new features and better battery life.
If latest market research numbers are to be believed, Samsung has managed to capture 71 percent of the smartwatch market and has already shipped over 500,000 watches in the first quarter of 2014.
A press render of an unannounced smartphone based on Tizen from Samsung known as ZEQ 9000 has leaked, suggesting that the company could launch it at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
Eldar Murtazin predicted that Samsung's Galaxy S5 will launch on Feb 23 - but as it turns out, he's wrong (again), as the event will actually be a showcase for the company's new Tizen OS handsets.
Plans to launch a Tizen-based smartphone from Samsung have been shelved by Japanese carrier, NTT DoCoMo, rendering a major blow to Samsung's plans to take the operating system to the mainstream.
Samsung will launch a high end smartphone later this year that will use the open source Tizen operating system, in a move that could be a possible threat to Microsoft's Windows Phone.
A analyst has suggested today that Samsung may be deliberately taking away resources from Microsoft with Windows Phone 8 as a way to keep Microsoft in check while Samsung develops its own mobile OS.
Development of the open source Linux based operating system MeeGo is shutting down as the Linux Foundation is moving on to a new open source OS project, Tizen.