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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robbiec
Member since:
2010-05-21

Samsung, Samsung what have you done? You were given the keys to a state of the art OS and you slapped a facisimile of Android on it... Go stand in the corner, you unimaginitive dunce! Icons look almost to be copies of Meego's.

A comparitively tiny team in Finland have shown spirit, courage, imagination, skill and beat you to Market by 7 months.. Step foward Jolla and take a bow.

I would love to benchmark Sailfish against Tizen on comparitive hardware, I have no doubts which would win.

Actually disappointment is wrong, i'm in a state of incredulity. They put a home and back key on Meego... shakes head walks away muttering.

Edited 2014-06-03 00:55 UTC

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Samsung, Samsung what have you done? You were given the keys to a state of the art OS and you slapped a facisimile of Android on it... Go stand in the corner, you unimaginitive dunce! Icons look almost to be copies of Meego's.


It's a Touchwiz device. The GUI is designed to look like virtually every other Samsung phone built in the last few years. Tizen is an evolution of Meego.

Please show me a physical store where I can buy a Jolla phone.

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robbiec Member since:
2010-05-21

Try any DNA store in Finland or Elisa stores in Estonia.

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