All the mobile OS underdogs are coming out to play at this year’s Mobile World Congress, rushing in to fill the void left by Google’s lack of any Android marketing mania. Now it’s Tizen’s turn. At an event in Barcelona this evening Samsung-backed Tizen has officially launched Tizen 2.0, according to Engadget, showing off a developer handset running version 2.0 of the platform. → Read More
At the end of last month we reported rumours that Samsung was planning to develop Tizen-based phones, in partnership with DoCoMo. Now Samsung has confirmed its intention to build hardware for the Intel-backed Linux-based Tizen platform, saying: “We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions.” → Read More
Samsung and Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile communication company, are joining forces to develop Tizen, an open source OS that supporters hope will cut into the 90% marketshare held by Google and Apple. The smartphones may be on the market by next year, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun. DoCoMo is the only firm among Japan’s three top mobile operators that does not sell iPhones, which has caused it to… → Read More
I’ve long wondered what exactly Samsung would do with their homegrown Bada operating system, and for a little while there the answer seemed clear — Samsung SVP Tae-jin Kang recently noted that Bada would be merged with the Intel-backed Tizen OS project.
In fact, he said at CES that the work to combine both platforms had already begun, which seemed like a pretty definitive conclusion for… → Read More