Samsung will launch multiple Tizen powered devices in 2013
Samsung has confirmed that it will launch more than one Tizen device in 2013. Tizen is an open-source OS based on Linux that counts Intel and Samsung as development partners and its target is to replace previous Samsung attempt which was Bada OS.
Some have questioned whether Google’s purchase of Motorola would prompt Samsung to move away from Android, and, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, the 2013 Tizen launch is the first sign that this may become a reality.
In an official statement, Samsung said that it plans to release “new, competitive Tizen devices within this year,” adding that it will expand its lineup depending on market conditions.
Additionally, an Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported that Samsung was set to launch a Tizen smartphone at MWC 2013 which will happen this February with local carrier NTT DoCoMo on board to sell the phone shortly after.
We didn’t heard any informations regarding pricing or specifications for the upcoming handsets. We can only predict that Samsung will tell more soon.