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Tizen

Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: Copying Apple

Why Samsung has no choice but to copy the iPhone 6

February 6th, 2015

Unless Samsung was able to somehow pull a major prank on all tech sites covering Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Edge leaks, and convince everyone it’s indeed copying the iPhone 6 with the new Galaxy S generation, then it’s more than clear to any Android fan that the upcoming Galaxy S6 will be very similar to the …

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Now we know where failed smartphone platforms go to die

January 6th, 2015

One of the weirder trends that I’ve noticed at CES 2015 so far is the resurrection of three thought-to-be-dead smartphone platforms that have been brought back to life as smart TV platforms. Panasonic announced that its own smart TVs will run Mozilla’s Firefox OS, LG said that its new TVs would run on Palm’s beloved-but-defunct webOS, …

Samsung Z Russia Delay

Samsung’s plans to challenge Android fall apart yet again

July 28th, 2014

Samsung has hit another roadblock in its troubled journey to replace Android as the primary operating system for its mobile devices. The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung is postponing the release of its first Tizen phone, the Samsung Z, which was originally set to go on sale in Russia in the third quarter of this …

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Announcement

Samsung will reportedly unveil multiple Galaxy Gear models next week

February 18th, 2014

When the follow-up to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is unveiled at Mobile World Congress next week, Samsung might surprise us all. USA Today reports that the Galaxy Gear 2 will ditch Android in favor of Samsung’s Tizen OS. Previous reports regarding Samsung’s operating system have indicated that the South Korean company has struggled to convince manufacturers …

Samsung Tizen Launch Carrier Support

Lack of support from carriers could doom Samsung’s Android killer

February 3rd, 2014

When Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo indefinitely delayed its plans to release a Tizen smartphone on the same day it was supposed to launch in January, our idealistic vision of a new Samsung, free from the Android OS began to fade away. If Tizen never takes off, we might look back at that moment as the …

Samsung Android Rival eBay

Samsung’s Android rival finally available to purchase… on eBay

January 30th, 2014

If you were looking to pick up a Tizen phone before they hit the market, you might have already missed your chance. G4Games came across an eBay listing for a “new Tizen Samsung SM-Z9005 smartphone for apps development,” complete with photos that match up very closely with the leaked press image from earlier in the …

Samsung ZEQ Photos

This could be our first look at one of Samsung’s Android-less phones

January 27th, 2014

It was beginning to look like Samsung’s answer to the Android operating system would never see the light of the day, but if this press photo is legitimate, we might finally have proof of a Tizen device that will actually be available to the public. Korean tech site Moveplayer managed to obtain the photo of …

Samsung Android Rival OS Preview Event

Samsung’s quest to free itself from Android kicks off in February

January 24th, 2014

Pushing forward despite a few major setbacks, Samsung will preview its lineup of Tizen smartphones in Barcelona on February 23rd, the day before Mobile World Congress begins. ZDNet Korea has obtained a copy of the invitation, which promises attendees “an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices” and information about how Tizen has evolved since last …