Samsung postpones Tizen OS launch indefinitely

Has Samsung shelved its much awaited Samsung Z, the first smartphone to feature Tizen operating system?

Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has shelved the Samsung Z indefinitely saying that Tizen ecosystem is not yet ready.

Designed to combat Android’s dominance, the OS has seen more than its fair share of delays, until making its mobile debut on the Gear 2 and Gear Fit wearable gadgets at MWC this year.

Samsung Z

Smartphone experts said that Samsung wanted to hit the market with an innovative way by getting rid of Google’s influence. The company found a solution in Tzen operating system, a Linux derivative – a ticket to freedom, said Analyst.

Samsung has announced the plan to launch the Samsung Z in the third quarter of this year in Russia and later to the other part of the world. Ahead of the launch, Samsung had plans to attend a conference of Tizen developer, but cancelled later, leaving few questions unanswered.

Industry experts feel that Samsung must be confused about introducing new technology, as industry is largely dominated by three platforms – Windows on computer side, Android and iOS for smartphones.

Android and iOS dominated the smartphone world. Microsoft is lagging behind with only 3 percent market share for windows phone. Once a king, BlackBerry is not in a better shape, whereas Palm’s webOS could not get App support.

Market Researcher Gartner has predicted Windows phones to reach 10 percent in market share. The research firm cited that Windows Phone is expected to have a market share of just 4 percent by the end of 2014.

Recent data from IDC indicates it captured less than 3 percent of the market in the first quarter of the year, making it a distant third behind first-place Android with 81 percent and second-place iOS  with 15 percent.

editor@gizmolead.com

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