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Samsung Tizen smartphone is coming to Russia and India

Samsung plans to roll out Tizen smartphone to users in India and Russia who it believes have no mobile OS preference

By: Shane McGlaun from May 12, 2014 @ 6:32 CDT

Samsung is one of the most popular Android smartphone makers on the planet with some incredibly popular devices like the Galaxy S5 and others. Samsung wants to reduce some of its dependence on Google and the Android operating system and to do that it has developed its own OS called Tizen. The first product from Samsung to run that operating system was the Gear 2 smartwatch.


Samsung was planning to launch a smartphone in the past with the OS, but backed away from those plans before it launched. Samsung is now again planning to launch a smartphone that runs the Tizen OS. However, this device won't be coming to the US according to reports. The Samsung Tizen smartphone will be bound for Russia and India to start.

The launch for the smartphone will be timed to coincide with a developers conference for Tizen backers in early June taking place in San Francisco. Samsung has said that Tizen will come to TVs as well, but there is no timeframe for the TV rollout. Samsung is betting that average mobile phone users in places like Russia and India don't have a mobile OS preference and will go for Tizen devices.


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