Samsung would not be the company it is today if it were not for Android. Samsung was the company that proved it is possible to make Android devices that compete with Apple and others, but as we all know, you can never stop innovating in the mobile industry. We've known for a while now that the company has been hard at work on developing smartphones running the Tizen open-source operating system, but we've never known what exactly it had planned for it. We don't know if it plans to release any flagship devices running the operating system or if it would remain a side project, but over the last few days, we've seen a couple of devices running the operating system leak.
Thanks to the Tizen Greek Community website, we now have a few images of the Tizen-powered Samsung GT-18800, but aside from what we can tell from the images, we still don't know too much about it. The device leaked is codenamed "Redwood" and runs Tizen 2.1 It looks to feature an all-touch design, something we've come to expect from any smartphone, as well as all your standard connectivity options, including Bluetooth and Wifi. The device will also come with quite a few Samsung apps and services pre loaded. Dual Camera, Story Album, Share Music, Samsung Smart Scroll and others, will be offered. As you can tell from the images, S Voice will also make its way to the device.
Samsung said earlier this year that it plans to launch its first Tizen flagship device later this year, but it remains unclear as to where the company will sell it. The chances of it coming to a United States carrier are relatively slim, as carriers do not want another operating system to market to consumers, especially considering the new iPhone, Note, and Nexus will presumably all be available later this year, as well.
For those unfamiliar with it, Tizen is an open-source operating system that is part of the Linux Foundation. Samsung and Intel are the two companies currently controlling it. It remains to be seen if the operating will be successful in the already busy mobile industry, but to say the least, it's a long shot.
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Source: Tizen Greek Community