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Samsung to release high-end Tizen phone

Samsung Electronics plans to release at least two Tizen-based smartphones in the months ahead, even though it is banking heavily on strong sales from its flagship Android Galaxy S5 smartphone, according to a Samsung executive.

Google, Samsung compete for smart watch developers

Google and partner Samsung Electronics collaborate on smartphones and tablets, but when it comes to smart watches, the two companies are going to be vying for developers.

Despite Samsung smart watches, Tizen fails to show much progress

BARCELONA, Spain--Tizen, the mobile phone operating system backed by Samsung, enjoyed a significant boost through the release of Samsung's new Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches. However, Tizen did not announce any new smartphones running on its platform--increasing concerns that Tizen will eventually fall behind other smartphone operating systems like Windows Phone, Sailfish and Firefox OS.

Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches, running Tizen

BARCELONA, Spain—Samsung Electronics unveiled two new Galaxy Gear smart watches, and they are running on the Tizen operating system and not Android, as had been rumored.

Reports: Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smart watch to run Tizen, not Android

Samsung Electronics will debut a second version of its smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, next week, according to multiple reports. And according to several of those reports the watch will run on the Tizen operating system and not Android, as the first iteration of the Galaxy Gear does.

Sprint still backs Tizen as other carriers waver

Sprint is still backing the Tizen Association and just joined as a partner member, contrary to a recent report that the carrier had dropped its support for the fledgling operating system.

Report: Sprint, DoCoMo and other carriers back away from Samsung's Tizen

Samsung Electronics has publicly and privately invested a great deal of time, energy and money into supporting the mobile platform Tizen, but momentum for the software seems to be faltering. As noted by the  Wall Street Journal, some of the world's largest carriers--including Sprint in the United States--are backing away or hedging their support for Tizen just as it appeared to be on the cusp of being commercially introduced.

Samsung: Don't hold your breath for a Tizen phone in the U.S.

LAS VEGAS--Samsung Electronics is unlikely to bring its first phones running the Tizen operating system to the U.S. market, according to a U.S.-based Samsung executive.

The 7 app developer moments that mattered in 2013

They came, they saw, they downloaded. Well, some of them downloaded. Consumer interest in apps continued to climb in 2013, but for the developers who created them, the year was filled with a variety of platform changes, concerns over how user data is handled, an emphasis on analytics and more than a few surprising mergers and acquisitions. Thus, FierceDeveloper is taking a look back on the year that was to put some of the biggest stories in perspective.

Samsung quietly makes push for Tizen at its developer conference

Samsung Electronics welcomed application developers to San Francisco on Monday for its first-ever Developer Conference, and although the company is a behemoth in the Android smartphone and tablet markets, it has been quietly making a push for another platform it supports: Tizen.