Tizen smartphone to start selling this quarter, in Japan

Tizen OS

Tizen OSTizen has been in the works for more than a year, goes to say we should expect a very refined OS on release. Tizen was forked off Meego, the Linux based OS that was orphaned by Nokia when the mobile giant decvided to go Windows on their smartphone devices. Let’s forget for a moment what happened to Nokia N9.

Meego is backed by Intel and it’s on board with Tizen, who’s partner in the project is Samsung. There has been predictions all along that Samsung might take Tizen as their main smartphone OS to charter their path in smartphone as to what currently is the case where Google calls the shots.

Last year there were rumours that we will be seeing Tizen based devices as early as fourth quarter of last year. But I guess Samsung has been careful with the OS as they have been doing quite well with Android based smartphones, mainly on their high end. Samsung has since taken the top spot on both smartphones shipments and total device shipments doen last year.

Yomiuri Shimbun says that Japan’s NTT DOCoMo is in the works with Samsung to launch a smartphone running Tizen. The OS will be open sourced, so Samsung wont be the only one selling Tizen devices in the future. Tizen was previously added anything good that was in Samsung’s own OS, BADA and fitted with Samsung’s trademark UI, TouchWiz and has been engaging developers for the better part of the year. Samsung has also been hard at work making sure their applications store, Samsung Apps is upto standards to take on the market where there are leaders like Apple store, Google play and Windows Store.