Can a Tizen-Galaxy Smartphone Compete?

By Pamela Perez

 

With all the new gadgets coming out recently, another contender is in the works- a Tizen-powered Samsung Galaxy phone, codenamed i9300. Though watchers don't seem hopeful for the soon-to-be new entry OS.

By Pamela Perez

 

With all the new gadgets coming out recently, another contender is in the works- a Tizen-powered Samsung Galaxy phone, codenamed i9300. Though watchers don't seem hopeful for the soon-to-be new entry OS.

The new handset is not projected for release anytime soon but the rumour mill keeps on turning. Reports surfaced earlier this year that Samsung was planning to merge it with its Bada mobile OS and a possible prototype sporting its offspring surfaced in May.

However, the prototype was pretty much lacking in terms of apps, having nothing more than a sparse UI. The handset did feature a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM processor with a 4.3-inch HD (1024×720) display.

It may not be the actual handset but it could possibly be an early working version of the Tizen phone.

Several companies are standing behind Tizen, including Samsung, Intel, SK Telecom, Orange, Sprint and Vodafone.

Nevertheless, analysts and watchers do not think Tizen can actually compete, especially with the likes of Android and Apple. When it comes out, it will be going head-to-head with competitors that have been around for ages.

The Samsung-backing will probably help though. Samsung has been gaining momentum recently, taking a bite of the smartphone market. With the company’s help, Tizen could find standardization less of a challenge than what watchers anticipate.

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