Samsung Z is the first Tizen smartphone

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Tizen isn’t dead! It is still alive and kicking and available on the newly launched Samsung Z Tizen smartphone!

Samsung have been working on Tizen, an alternative OS for tablets, TV’s watches and of course phones, for years and although it was rumoured to be dead in the water has finally made it’s mobile debut on the Samsung Z.

The Z has been designed to show off the capabilities of the new OS while remaining accessible to the majority of smartphone buyers boasting top-end mid-range specifications. Those specs include a 4.8-inch AMOLED display, quad-core 2.3Ghz processor, 2GB RAM, 8 mega-pixel main camera, 2600mAh battery and CAT 4 LTE.

The Z offers added security features in the way of a fingerprint scanner on the rear and even includes a heart rate monitor, features also found on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

As of the Tizen OS, Samsung have given the OS a similar Touch Wiz look making the transition from Android a breeze, however the lack of Google applications is going to be hard to ignore on the alternative mobile OS.

Do you think Tizen is going to be a threat to Android? Or is it too late in the game to be launching alternative operating systems?

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  • Airyl

    After nearly 2 years, Samsung have finally managed to get a design right! This looks way better than the S5 or pretty much anything they’ve launched recently. It’s still probably going to be expensive, but at least this one offers something different from the crowd.

  • Ivan Budiutama

    I have half hope it will be failed and my other half it will be succeeded.

    Why Succeeded? because it will push other OS to compete more, make more innovation as to compete with the new fresh OS coming from a very large company like Samsung.

    Why failed? Because there is a chance Samsung will play favorite and the way it is now, it will cause some bad impacts to their other OS namely Android. what impact? well imagine Nokia X abomination, that kind of impact, but I hope they still have part of their sanity to not bash Android the way Nokia did.

  • highwind

    It is like the Samsung Wave series… Great optics, good hardware, (probably) good pricing but all that doesnt help with a completely unsupported OS.
    I owned a Wave 8500 and couldnt wait to get rid of it… hell, there wasnt even Whatsapp for Bada!