Tizen OS is here to stay — Samsung
Known to power Samsung Electronics’ “Z” mid range series, Tizen is a mobile platform designed by Intel and Samsung.
Even though things haven’t been all rosy for the 3-year-old operating system — including developers not finding it lucrative to develop apps on the platform which is thus, the biggest setback the OS is experiencing — Samsung says Tizen is here for the long haul. Hear that, Apple and Google?
Despite side talks from industry experts who chose to underrate the platform, Samsung’s VP of software, JD Choi, explained that by 2020, “all Samsung products will be connected to each other” with Tizen riding the center aisle.
Huawei’s Richard Yu are among the list of people who predicts natural death for Tizen. The CEO sometime earlier this year said that Tizen OS has “no chance to be successful.” Another analyst, Andrew Sheehy from Generator Research, thinks that Tizen is “at least 5 years too late.”
But all that won’t hinder Samsung from developing their OS further. Adding to the Samsung Z1 which was unveiled in January, doing 100k sales in the first week, Samsung will release a third and possibly fouth smartphone on the platform before the end of this year.