Samsung Z drops Android in favour of Tizen

Samsung Z drops Android in favour of Tizen

Samsung have announced the introduction of the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform.

Tizen offers a faster start-up time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities as well as optimal performance with improved memory management. Ben Mawston of CCS Insight believes that while it is very flexible software, its future is in offering technology for cars, fridges, and other every day technology.

‘I’m actually surprised that a Tizen phone has been released, but the Z offers Samsung a release from Android and Samsung always wants to have something else in the bag when negotiating with Google,’ Mawston said.

The Samsung Z fully supports 2D and 3D graphic qualities, and has smoother scrolling and an improved rendering performance for web browsing. Customers will also be able to enjoy safe and secure privacy protection using the built-in fingerprint sensor.

Complete with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, the Samsung Z aims to offer a unique user-experience in an efficient and light-weight smartphone. Mawston believes that as Intel is a proponent of Tizen, he would expect it to be powering the handset.

DJ Lee, President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing Office, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics said: ‘Samsung is committed to enhancing the mobile experience of consumers with innovation that is both personal and unique to their needs.’

‘The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilize applications more effectively,’ he added.

The Samsung Z will go on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco from tomorrow, which as Mawston points out is interesting timing as it coincides with the Apple WWDC which is taking place just down the street, where Apple will be showcasing what they have to offer.

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