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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A Samsung OS?
by torp on Mon 2nd Jun 2014 15:31 UTC
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[quote]an alternative operating system backed by a huge player[/quote]
Except that huge player is Samsung. Based on my experience with the brilliant Kies software, I don't think i ever want to use something written from scratch by Samsung again.

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RE: A Samsung OS?
by CapEnt on Mon 2nd Jun 2014 17:46 in reply to "A Samsung OS?"
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You are right.

Given the quality (actually, the lack of it) of Samsung's bundled software in their Android line, that is their flagship so the one that has more R&D money, i really fear Samsung's port of Tizen.

Samsung is decent with hardware development, but for software it has been consistently pathetic, going as far as theirs pre-Android phones up to today.

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