Samsung is in the avant-garde of the evolution of the new Tizen operating system, and now, Fujitsu and NEC, two phone makers that are less known on the North American and European markets, have officially announced that in 2014 they will be launching new smartphones running on this platform. Meanwhile, we are almost certain that the South Korean company, Samsung, will be one of the first phone makers in the world to launch a smartphone running on Tizen OS later this year.
Rumor has it that Samsung’s Tizen OS-powered smartphone will borrow the design language from the Samsung Galaxy S3, a smartphone that was already sold in 40 million units globally.
Fujitsu and NEC will be experimenting with the Tizen OS smartphones in their homecountry first, Japan, and if you are wondering, the screenshot above pictures some early builds of Tizen 2.0, which were demoed at CES 2013.
In August last year, Fujitsu and NEC have teamed-up with NTT DoCoMo to form a conglomerate that produces smarthone chipsets, called, Access Network Technology Limited.
It’s very likely that this new company is the one that will manufacture the chipsets that will underpin the new Tizen OS handsetes developed by the two companies.
The Tizen OS alliance is formed by companies like Samsung, Intel, Huawei, Panasonic, Vodafone, Orange, Fujitsu, NEC, and several other popular brands.
The Tizen 2.0 release has support for Exynos 4412 processors, NFC and HD displays. Do you believe that Tizen OS will be at least as successful as Samsung’s Bada OS?