Popular Game Angry Birds Heading to Tizen

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Angry Birds, the hit gaming franchise by Rovio, which boasts of over 3 billion installs since the first game was launched 5 years, is headed to the Samsung-backed mobile platform, Tizen.

Without stating a specific date, Tizen Association Senior Vice President Kevin Jones broke the news on Twitter.

Angry Birds, whose latest installment is currently flying high, becomes the latest high profile application to hit Tizen after Facebook’s Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram applications became available on the platform back in July.

Tizen is Samsung’s platform of choice for its smartwatches including the latest Gear S2, unveiled at IFA in Berlin early this month, its televisions, cameras, fridges and it will also power its Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Samsung has so far only released Tizen on one smartphone available in the market, the Samsung Z1, which has been a huge success in Asian markets of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Samsung is expected to officially announce the latest Tizen smartphone, the Z3, soon and avail in more markets including Germany, France, UK, Russia and Poland.