Samsung to sell its first smartphones with Tizen OS next year

Samsung is all set to have the Linux-based Tizen OS on their smartphones as its a more “open” platform compared to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. To those who don’t know, Tizen is a Linux-Based OS that emerged from MeeGo. Intel worked with Nokia for development of this OS, but now Samsung have taken over.

Samsung, a Japan based carrier – NTT Docomo and other partners hope that this new OS can be a good rival against Google and Apple. Tizen can be used to power up tablets and TVs. Docomo is involved as they are the only major Japanese carrier to not sell the iPhone and hope that Tizen will help to reverse their subscriber losses.

Source: CNET