Samsung did not want to always rely on Google’s Android operating system . South Korean companies that develop Tizen operating system , but until now never Tizen -based phones are introduced into the market .
The launch of Tizen has experienced a series of delays . Moreover, Samsung has agreed to cross-license agreement with Google that assessed a number of parties is Google’s attempt to ” lock in motion ” Samsung in the Android ecosystem .
Senior Vice President Product Strategy Samsung , Yoon Han - kil said it has tried to sell Tizen phones through cooperation with telecom operators . However , current market conditions are considered not allow Tizen debut program that uses core ( kernel ) Linux .
" We have tried to start ( Tizen ) with DoCoMo and Orange … but could not because the market conditions were not good . We have changed our strategy and will release a phone in some countries where we can do well , " he said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday ( 04/16/2014 ) .
According to the plan , Samsung will launch at least two Tizen phones at the end of the second quarter 2014. A model for the premium segment , and one more model for the mid-market to boost volume growth .
To be a successful platform , Yoon hope Tizen phones should reach the target of 15 percent of the total shipments of smart phones Samsung .
Tizen Samsung has adopted the two products for smart watches , namely Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo . The move marks the debut of Tizen on smart devices that can be used in the human body ( wearable device) . In fact , smart watches Samsung’s first generation Galaxy Gear , using the Android operating system .
Google and Samsung today as very close allies , but to compete in terms of the development of the platform . However, Yoon admitted that Android is still ” their main business ” and therefore watches Samsung will release the latest Android-based smart at the end of 2014 .
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