Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jun 2014 12:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless


Well, it looks like Samsung finally managed to do what it has been trying to do for a painfully long time - the Korean manufacturer has made its first Tizen-powered phone official. Called the Samsung Z, the phone features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display of 1280x720 resolution and is powered a quad-core 2.3GHz processor (most like a Snapdragon 800), and runs on version 2.2.1 of Tizen. The Z comes with a new look that should come as a breath of fresh air for those who have gotten bored of Samsung's design language on Android devices (let's face it, who hasn't?), though the overall design seems to be along the same lines as the company's previous efforts.

I want one of these, like, right now. Not only is it an alternative operating system backed by a huge player, it's also very likely to become a rarity a few years down the line. A great and fascinating addition to my collection.

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RE: Comment by TheNerd
by bassbeast on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 09:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by TheNerd"
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If Tizen or MozPhone wants to go anywhere they REALLY need to have a really good offering in the $150 and under USD price range and I just haven't seen one yet. Both Android and WinPhone have really nice dual core offerings in this price range with the prepaid (as in no phone subsidy) phones and from what I understand this segment is growing as fast in Europe as it is the USA so they really need a decent phone in this range.

If they can do this? Then they have a REAL shot because many folks don't LIKE the current offerings, they TOLERATE them. The current state of phone OSes reminds me of the 90s desktops, buggy, require reboots, unpredictable, the quality just isn't there.

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