Is Samsung’s Tizen OS really dead? The Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin has posted on Twitter that Samsung is likely to ditch the project totally. He assumes that the Korean tech maker wouldn’t launch over one device on Tizen. But this claim is not easy to believe since Samsung has spent huge money and a lot of man hours on the OS and its app store.
“Tizen is almost dead. It isn’t delay. That’s cancel of the whole project. I doubt that Samsung will launch more than one device for 2014,” wrote the controversial Russian blogger in a tweet on July 3, 2013.
In fact, there is a delay in the arrival of Tizen. It was formerly expected to debut mid this year. Now it is heard that Samsung has postponed its first Tizen device’s release until late this year. The South Korean media, a couple of days back, reported that the firm has put off release of its first Tizen phones.
In fact, the I8800 Melius and I8805 Redwood were expected for launch by mid the year. However, they were not officially confirmed by Samsung yet. Now if the prediction of Murtazin is accurate, Samsung will just roll out a single device for the OS, which came to attention as Samsung’s way of setting up an alternative to end its huge reliance on Android OS.
But, Samsung’s Tizen app challenge is still going with $4 million prize and the company is also funding its project to design apps for the brand new and native firmware. Moreover, Samsung has even announced Tizen 2.2 Beta SDK, meaning that it is still going ahead with the project.
But, when Tizen was first announced, the media reported it as a response from Samsung to Google’s buyout of Motorola, a top phone maker. It was said that Samsung feared if Google would allocate its open source OS to Motorola only.
Further, some analysts obviously clarified that the South Korean tech maker just designed its own OS to face off a situation where it might lose importance as an Android hardware developer.