Samsung Z launches With Tizen, Heading Towards Russia in Q3 2014.
After long periods of time of having to hear various rumors of its launching, Samsung has finally decided to reveal its very first smartphone powered by the “open source” Tizen operating system, dubbed the Samsung Z.
The new device comes equipped with a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, fingerprint scanner and a 2.4 GHz Quad-core processor.
An Ultra Power Saving Mode” helps the phone continue to running when the battery has reached an all time low and user will be offered to access additional application through the Tizen Store at launch of the Samsung Z.
The mobile device has been expected to launch sometime during the third quarter of this year within Russia, before moving on sales in unnamed ” other markets’ soon afterwards. There are no words at the moment on when it will reach other parts of the world.
Same as the Android, Tizen is based on Linux and often described a open source, which is included on the Tizen Project Website. Although , the current 2.2.1 version is actually based on a complex range of licences. For Instance, the boot animation, calendar, task manager and music player application have been released by Samsung under a “Flora” license which is thought to be in compatible with the Open Source Initiative’s requirements.
The OS is designed to run applications written in HTML 5, and operates across a large variety of devices which include smartphones, tablets, Smart TV’s, wearables, domestic appliances, netbooks and in-car entertainment system.
Samsung has claims that the software offers up a much faster more faster startup time and multi-tasking. But it will also help it to end it’s heavy reliance on Google’s Android operating system.
Previous rumors had been circulating early in the year suggesting that the Galaxy S5 would launch its running Tizen, but in the end it arrived with Android. However, the company has already launched its Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches running this operating system.
DJ Lee, president of Samsung’s mobile communications business, said: “Samsung is committed to enhancing the mobile experience of consumers with innovation that is both personal and unique to their needs. The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilise applications more effectively.”