Samsung has still to release its first smartphone running on the Tizen operating system but rumors are already spreading that the company along with development partner Intel are already scrapping the platform. Eldar Murtazin revealed this in his tweet when he commented on the two month delay in the release of the first Tizen smartphone. “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”
Eldar seems to have a good batting average when making predictions regarding Samsung. He previously predicted the demise of Samsung’s Bada operating system accurately months before it came to reality.
So what’s going to happen between the partnership of Samsung and Intel on the development of Tizen? Apparently both companies are going to work on a new project that involves Android and is said to be more interesting. Perhaps both companies will be incorporating some of Tizen’s best features in their upcoming Android project.
As for the Tizen smartphone that Samsung announced last March, the company recently announced that there will be a delay in its release. Expected to be released in the third quarter of this year the company has now pushed it to the fourth quarter. Unofficial sources say that the delay isn’t related to the hardware but on the Tizen app store which is still being developed. Whatever the case, this may be the first and only Tizen smartphone to be released as Eldar said that the platform is already dead.
Tizen is an open source operating system that’s designed to run on mobile devices, smart TVs, and in-vehicle infotainment devices. Its main components are the Linux kernel and the WebKit runtime. Most people think that it is a continuation of a previous operating system called MeeGo but it really builds on the Samsung Linux Platform.