Samsung to launch Tizen phones in India and Russia in the coming weeks: WSJ

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The near-forgotten Tizen project might well be on its way to claiming a new lease of life, if reports are to be believed. While the long-under-development OS did make a reasonable amount of noise some months back, it really didn’t materialize into anything concrete (read: a smartphone launch).

However, the Wall Street Journal claims to have insight from sources close to Samsung, who suggest that the Korea-based maker is on its way to releasing Tizen-powered smartphones in the Russian and Indian markets. There’s no clear timeline as yet, but the words ‘in the coming weeks‘ were mentioned; we believe it shouldn’t translate into anything more than a month.

Tizen, as you might already know, is a Linux-based, open-source operating system developed by Samsung in conjunction with fabrication giant Intell, seemingly to battle the Android uprising. While the OS itself has been around for quite a while, there has been no real smartphone announced that runs Tizen.

A few months back, a Samsung branded Tizen OS smartphone made its way to the FCC. We wonder if it’s the same device we’re talking about here.

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  • Nik

    Yet another os that will die like Bada….

    • Airyl

      We don’t know that yet. If it’s anything like TouchWiz, tech fans will probably dislike it immensely, but if it brings useful new features, good software optimizations and nice looking aesthetics then why not.

  • shellfish

    Only if it dual boots Ubuntu.