Samsung unwraps its new smartphone using the Tizen platform

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Samsung sees Tizen phone as gateway for bigger things

Samsung on Tuesday unwrapped its new smartphone using the Tizen platform, a move aimed at breaking away from Google’s Android and staking a claim to the “Internet of Things.”

The South Korean consumer electronics colossus showed off the Samsung Z, its first Tizen-powered smartphone, in a major shift away from the ubiquitous Android operating system used in the majority of its devices.

Samsung touted Tizen as a platform not just for phones, but for a range of connected devices from home appliances to door locks and watches which may communicate with one another in the future.

The unveiling came a day after Apple — a few blocks away in San Francisco — unveiled a coming new version of its iOS mobile operating system with capabilities that could have iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices vying for that same spot in the middle of a what is billed as the booming Internet-of-Things.

The world’s biggest smartphone maker made its pitch at the Tizen Developer Conference, a forum that aims to help the platform become a rival to Android and Apple’s iOS.

Samsung showed off a line of Tizen-powered devices ranging from Tizen-Android cameras to its freshly announced smartphone powered entirely by the South Korean technology firm’s open-source operating system.

Samsung even teased a prototype smart television that connects to rich online content using Tizen.

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  • Arcom

    What of scrap metals? Thika road metal bars are endangered Mr Governor!

    • Omondi Olweny Akura

      Did you read the entire article?

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