The wait for the first commercial Tizen-based smartphone will go on. Samsung Electronics said it would delay sales in Russia of the Samsung Z, the first Tizen smartphone, presumably because there are not yet enough apps on the platform.
Samsung Electronics' efforts to get the first smartphone running the open-source Tizen platform into the market suffered another setback when the company had to backtrack on its promise to show off a commercial version of its first Tizen phone at a developer conference in Moscow on Thursday.
The Samsung Z smartphone launch was supposed to be a sign that the Tizen operating system was finally ready for prime time, but mobile app developers may need more proof it can offer the advantages they've gained with Android.
Samsung Electronics will release the first commercial Tizen-based smartphone in Russia in the third quarter, but details on how Samsung will expand the launch beyond Russia as well as the future of the platform's reach remain unclear.
Samsung detailed plans to launch its first Tizen powered smartphone in the third quarter of 2014, however, analysts remain sceptical the device will be a success for the company.
Samsung Electronics is aiming to release its first smartphone running the Tizen operating system in Russia and India, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
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 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.
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.
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.