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Will Samsung ever finally attack Android?

Zach Epstein
November 4th, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Samsung Tizen Phone Delay

Like other vendors, Samsung has spent a great deal of resources and a tremendous amount of money making Android its own. Google’s popular platform is the most widely used mobile operating system on the planet by a huge margin, but we’re getting to a point where vendors’ Android phones barely resemble each other because of all these customizations. Building new features on top of Android will only take a company so far, however, and Samsung has long had plans to hedge its Android bet and launch smartphones powered by a new version of its own operating system. But after the debut of Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone was delayed from early 2013 to late 2013, Korean-language RBMen reports Samsung executives have stated that Samsung will not launch a Tizen phone this year. Samsung is seemingly still planning to take on Android with new Tizen phones next year though, and it will be interesting to see if the company really plans to put its muscle behind the new platform this time around.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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