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After several false starts, Samsung has launched a phone running its Tizen OS. The Z1 goes on sale Wednesday in India. The Z1 is…
Tizen on phones? Nah.
This past weekend, reports out of Korea suggested that Samsung is thinking about Windows Phone on its handsets, particularly at the low…
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This is interesting: Samsung is adding what amounts to a kind of Slingbox to all of its new smart TVs, allowing consumers…
Samsung wants total control
After delaying its first Tizen-powered several times in 2014, it appears that next month Samsung will debut its handset that uses the company’s…
Although Samsung is moving certain executives around, the current head of its mobile business, J.K. Shin, will remain in his current position.
After hearing about Tizen since 2011 and watching Samsung delay its Tizen phone last year, evidence suggests the handset is coming soon. With these specs, low priced Android competition and a relatively meager ecosystem, it may be too late.
Samsung’s cellular-equipped Gear S smartwatch, which comes with its own phone number, is headed to the United States. There are significant differences between the data plans that the big four carriers are offering.
Having worked with Tizen since 2011, Samsung has yet to launch a Tizen-powered phone. Now, the company is moving 500 software engineers away from its mobile division, which suggests a revised Tizen strategy for the Internet of Things and connected consumer electronics.
Nokia’s Here maps application will become available on the Samsung Galaxy Apps store later this fall.
The Gear S is Samsung’s first smartwatch to include a SIM slot, meaning it can operate autonomously. Samsung also unveiled a notification-friendly set of wireless headphones called the Gear Circle.
The Samsung Z, which will be the first smartphone to run Samsung’s homegrown Tizen operating system, has suffered another setback. The device…
On July 1st, you might notice some changes on your Samsung Galaxy device. The Korean company is renaming its app store from the…
There’s a new homescreen app available for all current Android phones. It’s called Terrain and it’s made by Samsung.
Samsung has found great success selling mobile devices with Google’s Android software. But it knows it needs its own platform to be truly different. Tizen is that platform and here’s what it looks like: Very familiar.
Would you rather take phone calls on a watch instead of a phone? Samsung thinks so based on reports that it will launch a standalone smartwatch this summer that will accept a SIM card and have its own phone number.
After debuting the Galaxy Gear smartwatch with Android, Samsung is likely changing the software to Tizen, just like its Gear 2 watch. That’s good for developers and for device owners.
A recent Samsung patent application shows that the company may follow Google into the wearable display market. The Earphone is strikingly similar to Google Glass but would likely run Tizen, not Android if Samsung wants to break away from Google’s software influence.
Samsung announced costs for the Gear 2 and Gear Fit in Taiwan and it appears the company is trying to hold prices up at the same level as the original Galaxy Gear. That may work for a little while; Android Wear watches are coming.
The wearables race is on and Samsung is trying to pull ahead before Google releases tools for Android developers. Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo run on Tizen and now have an SDK of their own, along with 100 app partners.
USA Today says that Samsung is ditching Android in favor of Tizen for the next Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Samsung hasn’t been a big supporter of Windows Phone, with just a handset here and there. More evidence of a higher end device appeared online and there a few reasons to think Samsung is going to take Microsoft’s software a little more seriously.
Saturated markets and a slumping global economy shrank sales of mobile phones in 2012. But demand for smartphones will help restore growth moving forward, as shipments of smartphones worldwide will surpass those of feature phones in 2013.
The Samsung- and Intel backed Tizen mobile operating system could give both companies an out from using Google Android. But without apps, how successful can Tizen be? Perhaps the platform should look to Android again, but only for the apps, which run on OpenMobile’s solution.