Tag Archive: Tizen


Samsung is making Tizen available to third-party TV makers

Finally, more people will have no idea what OS their TV is running

What you need to know Samsung will make Tizen, its TV and wearable OS, available to other television manufacturers. Tizen currently runs on 100 million Samsung smart TVs. Samsung will also allow consumers to opt-out of Tizen ad-tracking

At its Samsung Developers Conference (SDC 2019) in San Jose, Samsung today announced that its Tizen operating system will be available for third-party TV makers for  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch may use Wear OS, not Tizen

If true, this could be a huge win for Google.

It’s turning out that 2018 could be a very exciting year for Wear OS. Following rumors that Google’s working on its own Pixel Watch, it’s now being reported that Samsung’s developing a future Gear smartwatch that’ll ditch the Tizen operating system in favor of Wear OS.

Earlier this week, a rumor popped up on Chinese social network Weibo suggesting that the Gear S4 will be powered by  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Tizen said to be riddled with vulnerabilities. Is your smartwatch safe?

A report from Motherboard is some very bad news for fans of Samsung’s other operating system, Tizen.

Speaking with Israeli security researcher Amihai Neiderman of Equus Software, Motherboard tells us that there are currently 40 unreported security vulnerabilities that would allow remote execution and hacking of every Samsung TV, watch or phone that uses Tizen as the operating system. More serious are some allegations about the how and why behind many of these exploits.

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Samsung unveils first 4G-enabled Tizen phone in India for ₹4,590 ($68)

Samsung has rolled out its third Tizen handset in the Indian market, the Z2 (the first was the Z1, and then Samsung launched the Z3). The phone is the first in the Tizen range to offer LTE connectivity, and will go up for sale starting August 29 via Samsung’s offline channels and e-commerce store Paytm. Much like its predecessors, the Z2 is aimed at the entry-level segment, with a retail price of ₹4,590 ($ 68).

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Samsung considering moving all products to Tizen in the future

It’s no surprise that Samsung is aiming to use its own ecosystem rather than Google’s. Samsung used Android to boost itself to the top of the market, competing with Apple and leaving every other brand behind (at least in the US). The company has its own Android skin, its own apps that can replace Google’s, its own app store, and its own services.

Samsung also has everything to break its reliance with Google, even its own operating system. The company has tested Tizen’s  [Read More…]

Samsung’s developer pitch is all about Tizen, but that shouldn’t worry Android fans

New year, same story from Samsung when targeting the developer community.

Anyone following along with Samsung’s Developer Conference (or any trade show where Samsung is represented, actually) is seeing a lot of the word “Tizen” mentioned — TVs, cars, appliances and the whole Internet of Things are running on it. As faithful Android observers, we sometimes have a visceral negative reaction to the word, as if Samsung saying “Tizen” automatically means that Android is no longer  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Don’t rule out Tizen just yet

Do not make the mistake of ignoring the Samsung Gear S2. As Andrew will show in his review this week, it’s an imperfect smartwatch, but also one that’s lightyears ahead of its similarly Tizen-powered predecessors. Far better both in physical design, as well as where Samsung’s brought the software.

I was surprised by the performance more than a month ago in Berlin. And couple that with the best damned AMOLED display you can find anywhere, and you  [Read More…]

Samsung targets the entry-level segment in India with its first Tizen handset, the Z1

After significant delays, Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone has made its debut. Dubbed the Z1, the device will go on sale in India later today for Rs. 5,700 ($ 90). To incentivize the purchase of the Z1 over Android handsets available at a similar price, Samsung is bundling a host of entertainment services in a package called “Joy Box”, which allows users access to over 270,000 songs, movies, and over 80 live TV shows.

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Samsung’s going all-in with Tizen for their smart TV OS

After tinkering around with their custom Tizen operating system for the past several months, [Samsung] is making it official: all of their new smart TVs in 2015 will run Tizen. Samsung showed off their first Tizen-powered TV set back in June and pushed out a Tizen TV apps SDK in July, and now CES 2015 will bring us our first real life look at the new OS in action.

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Nokia brings HERE mapping to Samsung smartphones and Tizen watches

Nokia today announced that the company had partnered with Samsung to bring its maps and location platform services to Tizen-powered wearables and Android smartphones. It marks a significant step forward for HERE, moving on from its exclusivity period on Windows-based platforms, though only those with Samsung hardware will be able to enjoy the Android editions of HERE services (for the time being). The two companies have also entered into a licensing agreement to provide consumers mapping  [Read More…]