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Samsung Launches the Samsung Z, Industry’s First Tizen Smartphone

Samsung Z offers a unique user experience with advanced web performance and usability Samsung today introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform. The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco from June 3rd. Built on top of unparalleled quality and the cutting-edge technology of Samsung’s latest premium smartphone, the Samsung Z is optimized with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance. Complete…

Samsung announces Tizen-based Samsung TV SDK and improves Development Environment

Tizen-based Samsung TV SDK is the world’s first TV SDK based on an open platform offering a seamless user interface and debugging functions for easier app development. Samsung has announced plans to release a Tizen-based Samsung TV SDK, marking the industry’s first Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows developers to build applications for the Tizen-based TV. Samsung’s Tizen-based TV SDK Beta will be available early July following the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco from June…

Samsung reportedly to launch Tizen smartphone next month in Russia

An unnamed Samsung official, who works out of Korea, says that the first Tizen powered smartphone will be launched next month in Russia. Samsung's plan is for other Tizen powered devices to connect with the smartphones. As for what we can expect from the first Tizen driven handset, the official states that it has specs similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president for Samsung's Product Strategy Team, earlier said that the company would release two Tizen powered smartphones during the current…

Samsung to launch a high-end Tizen handset around June

Speaking to Reuters, Yoon Han-kil, Samsung’s senior vice president of product strategy, said the S5 “is selling faster than the S4 so far...S5 sales should be much better than the S4.” Although he did not share specific numbers, Yoon claimed the S5 will sell “significantly more” units than the 10 million S4s Samsung shifted in its first month on sale last year. Yoon said Samsung plans to launch at least two smartphones running the company’s own Tizen operating system, currently…

Sprint joins the Tizen Association as partner member

Sprint has joined the Tizen Association as a partner member. A few days ago, the Tizen Association announced 15 new partners who joined the group. The list includes Sprint parent SoftBank, handset maker and network vendor ZTE, Chinese search engine Baidu and others. Sprint first joined the Tizen Association in mid-2012 as a board member but stopped being a board member in mid-2013, according to Sprint spokeswoman Jennifer Walsh. Sprint then reapplied to be a regular partner member. Walsh said that was a formality…

Tizen Association Announces 15 New Partner Program Members

Today the Tizen Association announced an additional 15 partners who are adding their voice and expertise to the development of the Tizen Operating System (OS). The Partner Program officially launched with 36 members in November 2013; its newest members include mobile game publishers, operators, application developers, mobile software management vendors and major telecommunications companies. The Tizen Association is an industry consortium that supports the development of an open source software platform and…

Tizen Association send more media invites to MWC

The Tizen Association are sending out more imedia invites with the offer of seeing a exclusive preview of the latest Tizen and the opportunity to learn about the major milestones that have been achieved by the Tizen project since MWC 2013 a year earlier.

NTT Docomo shelves plans for March Tizen launch

Only last week we told you how Tizen would be launching on NTT DoCoMo in March. Unfortunately, Japan’s biggest mobile phone carrier has indefinitely shelved its plans for a Tizen launch. The company has said that the main reason for it putting Tizen on hold is that research from IDC Japan has showed the overall smartphone market (in Japan) has only grown a mere 2% from April to September. There are other rumours that this was because of Development delays with the Tizen OS and that it was not ready to be…

Cocoon JS 1.4.7 Cloud Compiler can now Export to Tizen

Ludei just released a new version of Cocoon JS with improved Tizen support. The new version of CocoonJS cloud compiler will now be able to export to Tizen. Ludei have already partnered with Goo Technologies to provide game developers the ability to create amazing WEBGL games with rich 3D visuals using Goo Technologies’ Goo creator or Goo game engine. CocoonJS is a technology that helps HTML5 developers publish their web-based games and apps in the most important mobile and web stores with no code…

Tizen to launch on Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo in March

Tizen will launch on Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, in March, the company told Agence France Press earlier this week. Samsung hopes the open-source operating system will be a hit in Japan by catering to the country’s unique mobile preferences. Before its official release, Tizen is expected to make an appearance at Mobile World Congress next month, where Samsung will show off the new OS and its corresponding app store. The first Tizen smartphones may be relegated to Japan and a few other…

No Tizen devices coming to the US for a while

In a recent interview with FierceWireless, Ryan Bidan, Samsung Mobile’s director of product marketing for the US, acknowledged that bringing a new software platform Stateside would be “a challenge.” At the moment Samsung doesn’t believe that the US “is a great test market” for Tizen, and won’t release products based on it there - at least not in the near future. “We don't want to set ourselves up for failure," declared Bidan. Instead, Tizen devices will be launched…

New Tizen User Interface Leaked?

Sammy Today have got a look at a new User Interface, that looks quite different from the Tizen interface we are used to. Here we have a full gallery of pictures that have various applications including a Dialler, Contacts, Gallery, Messenger, Calendar and the Notification area. Some of the Icons are nothing like present day Tizen and don’t even resemble modern Android. Samsung is bringing across its Security, Driving Mode, WiFi Direct features as well as S-Beam. Are they real or fake though as I am…

Samsung Launching Own Tizen Based Cloud Storage Hub

Samsung is all set to launch its very own cloud storage service powered by Tizen 3.0 operating system with its upcoming smartphone in the second half of next year. Samsung has repeatedly delayed launch of much hyped cloud service called S cloud on one pretext or the other, fuelling up rumors that company has actually scrapped the cloud service plan. “Though the attempts to launch it failed several times over the last few years, Samsung Electronics seems ready now,” said an industry expert believed. Industry…

Samsung reportedly trying to forge a Tizen/Firefox OS partnership

Reports suggest that Samsung is pursuing a partnership with Mozilla, hoping to bring Firefox OS together with Tizen. At a recent conference, Samsung’s Chief Secretary Wonsuk Lee, noted that a relationship between the two is possible. Not only is it possible, it’s technically feasible. Both operating systems are HTML5 based, meaning apps written for one app can be used for the other. That also means mobile apps for Chrome could be pinched, though those are currently not optimized for mobiles. Tizen is…

Tizen DevLab and Hackathon in Seattle. Registration now open

Are you a developer with a passion for mobile? Have an HTML5 app you’d like to port? Don’t have an app yet, but want to make one using HTML5 for Tizen, a new open-source mobile OS brought to you by the Linux Foundation? This hack’s for you! Developers who can make things with HTML5 and/or C++ are best suited for this hack. Join BeMyApp and Intel for a Tizen DevLab & Hack in Seattle. We’ll have the SDK, support and leadership you need, and we’ll be awarding cash prizes for the…

Samsung develops transparent screen within Tizen IVI concept

The video above gives you an inkling of an idea, a glimpse of the screens that might be. It’s what a driver/user one day might accept to be as normal as windshield wipers. And it’s not just for “your own car”: It can also communicate with the cars around you. This might seem farfetched but in the Netherlands emergency services are using FM and radio messaging to inform you that you are between the fire fighters and a fire, or the paramedics and an urgent call. It operates along the traffic signal…

Tizen Association launches Partner Program with 36 New Members

Today the Tizen Association announced the launch of a partner program aimed at broadening support of the Tizen Platform across a more diverse set of connected device manufacturers, operators, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). The Tizen Association is an industry consortium that supports the development of an open source software platform and operating system – Tizen. Tizen supports a wide range of connected devices. The program launched today at the Tizen Developer Summit in…

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