The Samsung Galaxy S5 has only been on sale a single weekend, but Samsung executives are already looking toward the future. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team, spoke to Reuters about the GS5′s likely sales performance and the near-future debut of Tizen smartphones. (more…)
Tizen has been making headlines this week, shipping on the new line of wearable devices from Samsung, which includes the Gear 2 and Gear Neo smartwatches. For buyers of the original Galaxy Gear, it appears as though Samsung has not yet forgot about you, and is reportedly confirmed to update the OG Gear smartwatch to the new Tizen OS, wiping it of any Android ties. (more…)
Samsung won’t announce the Galaxy S5 until Monday, but they took time out of their Saturday night to unveil their newest wearables, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Notice anything missing? That would be the “Galaxy” tag that was included in the original Gear. I guess you could say “it’s confirmed,” the Gear 2 and Gear 2 are separate from Samsung’s flagship line of phones, which also means they don’t run Android.
Say “Hello!” to the “first wearable powered by Tizen based wearable platform.” And that’s all we know about their relationship to Tizen for now, so let’s talk specs and features. (more…)
According to sources of USA Today, Samsung will look to “shun Android,” while integrating its own Tizen operating system instead of Google’s mobile OS into the next rendition of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Over the past couple of weeks, rumors and reports have ran wild with speculation as to what the next Galaxy Gear will feature, but this is the first time we are hearing that it could possibly run Tizen instead of Android.
With just a week left until a reported unveiling at MWC in Barcelona, we don’t have long to wait until we see just what Samsung has planned. (more…)
Samsung has been hard at work on its Android fork, which has always gone by the name Tizen. Devices launching with this Android-based OS should hit the market sometime in 2014 according to various rumors, and today we are getting another look at what we can expect from the OS. If you are familiar with Samsung’s TouchWiz, then none of these startling images will surprise you. (more…)
One of the first people that we saw at Samsung’s Unpacked event last night was their mobile chief, JK Shin. After giving us the first official look of the Galaxy S4, Shin left the event up to their paid performers, but the Wall Street Journal caught him for an interview afterwards and grilled him on all sorts of things. When asked about their growing Android dominance and Google, Shin said, ” We like Android and we plan to continue our good relations with Google. I don’t think it’s correct to say that there’s friction.” (more…)
Attendees of MWC are getting another close look at Tizen, a new mobile operating system that Samsung has taken an extreme liking to. So much in fact that the reference device for Tizen was made by Samsung, sporting their iconic home button while looking much like last year’s flagship, the Galaxy S3. (more…)