Samsung has confirmed that it will be releasing devices running Tizen OS this year which is backed by Intel.
Samsung said in a statement to Bloomberg ,
“We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions.”
Samsung has not revealed any specifications or pricing about the upcoming devices.
Samsung seeks to reduce its dependence on Android OS after Google acquired Motorola last year. Intel also wants to increase its presence in the mobile CPU market.
Samsung tried its strategy to reduce dependence on Android by using Bada OS, but it didnt do as they expected.
Tizen is an open source software based on Linux which is developed by Samsung and Intel, it supports multiple devices including smartphones, tablets, netbooks etc. It is also one of the first OS to support HTML5.
Samsung will unveil its first Tizen device at MWC this year along with NTT Docomo.
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