The rumor mill is back in motion in regards to upcoming Samsung wearable launches, with a third-generation Gear smartwatch expected out in September and the much hyped SIM-packing Gear 2 spin-off earlier, but deemed a limited trial.
The update brings the original Gear smartwatch to Samsung’s infant Tizen ecosystem, while adding functionality found in the company’s second-generation smartwatches.
According to Wall Street Journal’s well-connected inside sources, Samsung’s mythical first standalone smartwatch is indeed in the works, and company execs are eyeing a summer 2014 launch.
Samsung says that in order for Tizen to be successful, it needs to account for 15 percent of the company’s smartphone shipments.
The non-Windows challenger to the iOS-Android mobile duopoly gets a subtle cold shoulder from Intel in the mobile space, but is that the best policy?
Samsung has made good on its promise and launched two new smartwatches that run on the Tizen platform.
The oft-rumored and oft-delayed first Samsung device to run Tizen may have slipped to the press in a couple of unofficial images, and will allegedly tout either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, or an Intel Merrifield.
Both good and bad news are cropping up for fans of fledgling mobile OS Tizen, as Samsung intends to showcase more advanced prototypes built on the platform next month despite commercial launches being reportedly postponed again.
Symphony Teleca’s Andrew Till talks about where Tizen has been, and where it is going.
As we leave CES 2014 behind and close in on the Mobile World Congress (MWC), it’s not just Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors that grow in intensity, but also gossip regarding the oft-delayed Tizen launch.
Samsung’s Tizen device will be Intel powered and will run Tizen 3.0.
Despite recent reports, there might be more than four new Samsung tablets looming large on the horizon, as another one has just cleared the FCC, carrying a model number not associated in any way to previously rumored Galaxy slates.
The Tizen Association is broadening its reach by launching a new partner program with 36 other organizations.
Systena launches the first Tizen-based tablet in Japan. The developer-only tablet comes with high-end hardware and contains Tizen developer tools from Systena.
For what it’s worth, Samsung is committed to exploring Tizen as an alternative to Android. Even though we don’t quite know when a Samsung device featuring Tizen will officially debut, we do know that the handset maker currently has devices running Tizen in the lab.
For technology enthusiasts, the mobile industry is a fascinating vertical to observe. Even in my relatively few years covering consumer electronics, I’ve already seen Microsoft go from ruling the smartphone space (briefly, and after an even briefer era of Palm dominance), to the unenviable position of (albeit well-funded) underdog — forced to claw its way
It was fun while it lasted. I mean, while it was being worked on. Or while we thought it was being worked on. Okay, let me start again. Tizen, a mobile operating system that for all intents and purposes is not yet alive, is “almost dead”.
Samsung was due to launch their first Tizen device, codenamed Redwood(GT-I8800), sometime this quarter. However, it now looks like the launch has been pushed back to the fourth quarter.
A new report suggests that the first Tizen 2.0 powered Smartphones from Samsung will run on the company’s own Exynos 4 chipsets.
Samsung’s home-grown Tizen operating system is showing no signs of slowing down. A video demo of its app store launching later this year has surfaced online and it doesn’t look too shabby.