The first Tizen running device from Samsung is delayed due to number of setbacks including app store issues. TIZEN is a new mobile operating system with several partners including Samsung and Intel, the new OS is under development from quite some time. It is also showcased at this year’s MWC.
Samsung devices running Tizen are expected this August but now reports claim that Samsung need atleast two more months before it could announce anything. The OS needs improvements and some appstore tweaking before it can go to the public hands. Also it is rumored that Tizen has hit the version number 2.1 internally and plans to launch smartphones in Europe later this year, may be in Q4 2013 but it is not clear with the latest development cycle.
Samsung’s foray into mobile operating system is not first, earlier it developed Bada OS and released phones under Wave series, that OS is now defunct in favor of Tizen. We have yet to see how Tizen is more flexible than the Bada OS. It will be interesting to see upcoming mobile operating systems fight out each other to get market share with Android and iOS ruling the market. The Upcoming mobile OS list included Sailfish OS, Firefox OS and Ubuntu mobile. Firefox OS running ZTE Open is now available to public in Spain. It will be an uphill task for Samsung to market Tizen in the wake of competition. Samsung has enjoyed a lot of success with Android and Galaxy range of devices and now we have to see how it positions the Tizen phones.