Samsung Launches Smartphone Powered by Tizen

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform. The Samsung Z is optimized with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance. 

According to the company, the Tizen-based Samsung Z offers rapid startup time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities. It fully supports 2D and 3D graphic qualities, smoother scrolling and an improved rendering performance for web browsing, and customers will be able to enjoy safe and secure privacy protection using the built-in fingerprint sensor. The product was showcased during the recent Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco.

The goal of the Tizen Project is to build and support a cross-architecture, open source software platform that spans across multiple mobile and “Internet of Things” device segments, including smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, wearables, appliances, netbook and in-vehicle infotainment systems, explained Brian Warner, Manager of the Tizen Project, a collaborative project managed by the Linux Foundation.

The Tizen Association, an industry consortium providing support for Tizen, recently announced 37 new partners. Since its launch in November 2013, the Tizen Partner Program, now with 88 partners, has more than doubled in size. 

For more information about the Tizen Association, go here.