Samsung has become synonymous with Android mobile operating systems, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t looking to diversify what powers its phones.
Tizen, a non-Android mobile operating system, has been long-expected to make its appearance in a Samsung phone, arriving as soon as August.
A Samsung phone running Tizen would give a unique flavour to the company’s handsets, offering an alternative to the Android-dominated ecosystem.
But it looks like a Samsung/Tizen handset has been delayed until at least October, as Samsung looks to make improvements to its Tizen app store.
The Tizen app store is being developed by a team consisting of Intel and an unnamed South Korean company, TechnoBuffalo’s Jacob Kleinman reports.
Samsung is expected to release a mobile phone running Tizen OS in Europe initially, with a possible US rollout to follow.
You can take a look at how a few apps look running on Samsung’s Tizen OS below.
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