Tizen – The OS Option you’ve probably never heard of.
Earlier this week at MWC, Samsung announced it would be combining it’s in house BADA OS with Tizen OS to form a better Samsung produced open source OS. If you’ve never heard of those, you’re not alone. They were low end OS options Samsung was developing before Android came along. They are still committed to them as a “Safety Net” in case their partnership with Google on Android doesn’t work out.
As of right now, this OS is more of a competitor for something like Firefox OS or Ubuntu Touch. It doesn’t have a lot of hardware support outside of Samsung, and even then it has only been seen in the wild on a few select phones in developing markets.
News today showed that people are getting serious about this OS alternative as they were with Firefox OS earlier this week. Huawei announced it would be producing Tizen phones, making them one of the most diverse manufacturers out there. They have their hand dipped in to nearly every OS choice.
Past a new OEM partner, Tizen also got a confirmed carrier partner. Orange France said that they would be carrying the underdog OS later this year.
With another OS choice entering the arena, the battle for dominance in the mobile arena is heating up to be extremely interesting this year.
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