Samsung Galaxy Note II rear

Less than a week after a rumor first surfaced claiming that Samsung would release a Tizen smartphone in 2013, the company has come forward to confirm the news. In a statement sent to Bloomberg Businessweek, Samsung said that it intends to "release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions." The company didn't go into specifics about launch timing or which carrier(s) will play host to these new devices, but the aforementioned rumor claimed that the Tizen devices will likely hit Japan and other countries around the same time, with Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo being named specifically as one potential home.

Samsung and Intel have been the major backers of Tizen since its debut in late 2011, but so far we've yet to see any handsets running the open source OS materialize in the marketplace. While we still don't know exactly what kind of hardware Samsung is cooking up for Tizen, it'll be interesting to see what the company comes up with considering its portfolio of past devices and that some see Samsung's backing of Tizen as an attempt to lessen its dependence on Android. Is the fact that Samsung will be crafting these Tizen devices enough to pique your interest in them?

Via The Next Web, Bloomberg Businessweek

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Paul Alexandru
Paul Alexandru No
Anonymous I'm waiting for Tizen to show up!
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian Gomes Just give me the gs4 with the latest android OS (upgrade is available at the of the month)
Sovanda Sam Mao
Sovanda Sam Mao It's not the first time they done this. 3 year's ago, Samsung Wave launched. It had the Bada OS. Specs were good at that time.
Jae Streets
Jae Streets Samsung should follow up with the nexus 5. I had the nexus s and galaxy nexus and I was happy. But lg didn't do a bad job with the nexus 4. Im just more of a Samsung person
Dustin Newton
Dustin Newton Android saved them they will lose people with this crap
Dustin Newton
Dustin Newton Hell no
Daniel Quintero
Daniel Quintero I'm interested in a Samsung webos device
Ellery Arellano
Ellery Arellano I see it going in the same direction that meego went for nokia...nowhere
Randy B Hoopes
Randy B Hoopes Nope
Miguel Sahagun
Miguel Sahagun Samsung lose ppl?? Lol.. I'm sure the "GS4" is gonna GAIN more ppl
Humza Ahmed
Humza Ahmed Well, if the hardware's good but the software isnt, we could always port Android to it like the Wave II
Dave Trivino
Dave Trivino No
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Facebook user :poop:
Eric Mitchell
Eric Mitchell @Mario How will Samsung lose people? If you're gonna make such a comment you need to elaborate more.
Peter Blanco
Peter Blanco Another Samsung Nexus that is.
Peter Blanco
Peter Blanco How about pure android, Samsung Nexus anyone?
Dennis Heggenstaller
Dennis Heggenstaller I would jump on it if it coukd run my android apps as well since they both are linux based.
Dzwinner Djazair
Dzwinner Djazair Sammy won't never lose me! Let's give this Tizen a try
Carter Hooper
Carter Hooper Wish they had stuck with pure MeeGo, but I'll take a look when it comes out.
Lee Jack
Lee Jack no
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz linux based
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz tizen os
Jeremy Carter
Jeremy Carter What's tizen
Mario Sauceda
Mario Sauceda Expect for Samsung to lose people!
Matti Hietala
Matti Hietala Waiting for Jolla Mobile
Guillermo De León
Guillermo De León No

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