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

Finally.

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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Carrier Relationships
by Jbso on Mon 2nd Jun 2014 16:10 UTC
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2013-01-05

Tizen had support from some big carriers, most importantly China Mobile. The carriers (like everyone else) seem to have lost interest now, but it did result in cozying up to Samsung, so I think Sammy comes out on top even if Tizen fails.

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RE: Carrier Relationships
by unclefester on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 00:00 in reply to "Carrier Relationships"
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2007-01-13

Tizen has support from many of the biggest hardware manufacturers including Intel and Huawei as well as global mega carrier Vodafone.

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