Samsung hasn’t had much luck getting Tizen, the new mobile platform that it’s the main backer of, into the hands of the public. First Samsung delayed the launch of its first Tizen smartphone back in January, and then it delayed it again at the end of July, less than two months after officially announcing the Samsung Z as the first Tizen smartphone. Now it looks like Samsung has set another window of time in which it hopes to get Tizen mobile hardware into stores.
In an interview with Indian publication Economic Times, a Samsung executive has said his company’s first Tizen smartphone will launch after Diwali, which takes place on October 23. The exec went on to specify that Tizen hardware will launch in India in November and that “it will coexist with the Android devices.”
Most recently, Samsung had planned to launch its Tizen-powered Samsung Z phone in Russia in the third quarter, but it ended up halting those plans so that it could “further enhance [the] Tizen ecosystem.” Fast-forward a couple of months and it appears that Samsung feels its platform has had time to grow and that developers added more apps. For now we’ll just have to be cautiously optimistic and hope that we don’t see Tizen and the Z hit with yet another delay.
Do you think that Samsung will actually launch a Tizen phone in November or will the company face another delay?