Tizen OS-powered Samsung Z fails to show up at launch
Samsung has faced another setback as the first smartphone powered by it’s own Tizen OS was not released in Russia today as scheduled.
As at press time, Samsung has not given any tangible reason why the Samsung Z was not launched in Moscow, Russia, as earlier planned but then industry insiders say they know why.
Samsung didn’t allow the device to hit the shelves today because they were avoiding the Z from pulling a disappointment, and subsequently a flop.
Not many developers have signed up for the new Tizen OS and albeit, the new phone is lacking essential apps so Samsung has taken the time out to try and persuade more developers to join the Tizen train. We shouldn’t be surprised to see incentives like this one though.
The Korean phone maker is still going to release the phone this year but that will be sometime in 2014 Q3, reports claim.
The Samsung Z is a 4.8″ HD smartphone with a 8MP/2MP camera combo. It features a Snapdragon 800 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and a 2600mAh battery.