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ABI: Samsung’s Tizen will become No.5 mobile OS in the world this year

Samsung Tizen Ubuntu Firefox Market Share

The race to be the world’s fifth-most popular mobile operating system may not be glamorous but Samsung will still be happy to know that its upcoming Tizen OS is likely to crush rivals Ubuntu and Firefox. ABI Research analyst Joshua Flood said this week that “Tizen’s strong backing from Intel and Samsung will enable it to quickly outpace its other Linux mobile OS challengers.” And while iOS and Android likely have nothing to fear from Tizen in the United States, Flood thinks that “mobile network operators, particularly in Asia, have been looking for other options” and could see Tizen as a legitimate third alternative to the world’s two most popular mobile platforms.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.