Samsung Galaxy S III with Tizen hinted at by Wi-Fi Alliance certificateAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
The Samsung Galaxy S III has been pretty busy since its introduction in May, hitting multiple carriers here in the U.S. and cross the 20 million units sold mark, with sales expected to hit 30 million before the year is out. Now it looks like the Galaxy S III may have something else up its sleeve. A certificate found on the Wi-Fi Alliance's website has revealed a Samsung device that's referred to as the "GT-I9300_TIZEN." There's not much in the way of information about the device itself in the listing (you know, save for the fact that it's Wi-Fi-capable), but considering that the international Galaxy S III features the model number GT-I9300, it's thought this could be a Galaxy S III running the Samsung and Intel-backed open source OS Tizen.
Obviously a Wi-Fi Alliance certification doesn't guarantee that we'll see a Tizen-powered Galaxy S III on store shelves soon, or ever, but it is interesting to learn that Samsung may be testing out such a device. While we've yet to see a Tizen handset actually make its way to market, Sprint joined the Tizen Association earlier this year and one of Sprint's executives also joined Tizen's board of directors, so it's possible that we could see something running Tizen on the Now Network once those products do start launching. As for this possibility of a Galaxy S III with Tizen, all we can do for now is speculate about the device's existence and wait to see if it ever actually materializes. The phone's certificate can be found at the Wi-Fi Alliance link below.