Samsung to Launch Tizen OS based Smartphone this Year | InfoZonePK

Samsung plans to launch multiple devices on Linux-based mobile OS Tizen this year
TizenOS 2013, the company confirmed it.

“We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions,” Samsung told Bloomerg Business week in an emailed statement.

No details about the upcoming devices or their prices were disclosed.

Tizen is a Linux-based, open source mobile operating system led by Samsung and Intel. It supports both Intel and ARM processors and its SDK and API allow developers to use HTML5 to write applications.

The move could be related to Google’s acquisition of Motorola, as Samsung may be looking to decrease reliance on Google’s mobile OS, Android. Samsung already has a mobile OS of its own – Bada – but it voiced its intentions to shelve it in favor of Tizen. The company launched several Bada-based smartphones a the end of 2011, but non followed in 2012.