Tizen, a modern operating system which works on smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs etc got first smartphone from Samsung.
Prolific leaker @evleaks tweeted an image of what could be Samsung’s first Tizen-based device. The device leaked by @evleaks is codenamed SM-Z9005, which we’ve already seen on video, the smartphone is named SM-Z9000. The expected market name of the Tizen phone is “Zeke” and according to the picture, it seems to be running Tizen 2.1.
First Tizen Smart phone SM-Z900 expected to have a 4.8 inch 720p display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz.
Tizen project is backed by Samsung, Intel, Linux Foundation and the OS is a fork of Meego Project. Samsung is interested in this because they need an OS with solid control. In the case of Android every thing work upon google’s decision. This is Samsung’s second attempt for developing an operating system alternative to android, after the Bada OS failed to gain market share. Even though Tizen started as a Samsung Linux Platform, it has taken a route similar to Android and is now governed by the Tizen Association which has several OEMs and carriers as its members. Samsung also recently merged the Bada project into Tizen.
Samsung is said to be showcasing some Tizen handsets at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 2014. Samsung was originally scheduled to launch a Tizen device on 2013, but the schedule is shifted to the first quarter of 2014. So it is possible that the ZEQ 9000 device could launch sometime by end of March 2014.
Tizen Screen Shots
Tizen 2.2.1 Platform Release was undergone on 8th November 2013 and Tizen 3.0 is expecting on 2014. So it is expected that tizen will reach the device convergence target before ubuntu and microsoft. Ubuntu is trying to unify the smart phone, tablet, desktop with same interface called unity.