Samsung may be making big Android bucks, but on the other hand they are trying to get off from Google’s OS dependency. Samsung recently launched galaxy S4 but the company is not putting all features in that rather they are saving some for the high-end devices running the open-source Tizen platform.Executive vice president of mobile Lee Young-hee said that a high-end Tizen phone will be released in August or September this year .
The open-source platform is being developed by Samsung and 11 partners – including Intel and Sprint – as an effort to slow the domination of Android, which currently powers all of the Korean manufacturer’s smartphones and tablets.
The Tizen project resides within the Linux Foundation and is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs. Tizen offers an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device.
Tizen smartphone technologies include a flexible and powerful user interface, 3D window effects, advanced multimedia, location based service frameworks, sensor frameworks, and multi-tasking and multi-touch capabilities. In addition, support for scalable screen resolution means that the platform can deliver a consistent user experience across a broad range of handset types and form factors.
Although there are currently no devices yet available capable of running Tizen, the company behind the OS appears confident of its success. According to Lee the upcoming phone will be “the best product equipped with the best specifications.
” We’ll have to wait and see exactly how that will stack up against the Galaxy S4, which Samsung just announced as its premium Android phone.