Tizen is the new mobile operating system developed by Samsung and Intel with support from other vendors. Tizen running smartphone is expected from quite sometime, but it got delayed till the end of this year due to App store issues. In between we have seen images of Tizen in the wild. Now a new report from CNet says the expected first Tizen won’t comes until CES 2014, citing an anonymous source.
Samsung hosted a developer conference in San Francisco this week, the main focus of the conference is to push developers to develop apps for Samsung’s version of Android operating system. Samsung has not directly pushed its own Tizen to developers, but instead Samsung’s partners are pushing Tizen to developers during small gatherings, or developer interactions.
Samsung pushing Tizen to developers is no surprise here, as Tizen is seen as an insurance for Samsung if its relationship with Google gets rocky. Samsung is currently the largest Android device manufacturer by a wide margin and it is important for Samsung to protect its interests and have more control for its own future.
Samsung’s partners are offering incentives to app developers to develop for Tizen, the incentives are in the form of prizes and also funding. Now a days for any mobile operating system to succeed means it needs lots and lots of apps particularly the more prominent ones, otherwise it is of no use, look at Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Samsung partners are also pushing for html5 apps which can run on any platform, and to make use of them Tizen is also working on a browser. So it is no surprise that Samsung is courting for app developers for its Tizen smartphones.
If you are enthusiastic to see what Samsung and Intel are doing with Tizen you have to wait more than months as CES 2014 will be held on January 7-10, 2014.