Samsung considers moving away from Android, Tizen to replace all devices: Report

According to a report from Korean publication Korea Times, Samsung is considering using Tizen operating software on all of its devices, reducing its dependency on Google Android platform. Korean Times has quoted an unnamed Samsung executive saying, “If you don’t have your own ecosystem, then you will have no future. Tizen isn’t just a platform developed for use with mobile devices.”


Indian market will be ‘litmus test’ to solidify the Tizen OS, added the report. “Samsung’s Z-branded Tizen-powered phones are popular with Indian consumers. During the first quarter of this year, Samsung sold about 64 million phones there. This means that Tizen is proving its competitiveness,” said the executive.

A Samsung executive reportedly said “more incentives and support will be provided to Tizen developers,” although he didn’t provide any details. If the plan gets finalised, this will be a huge blow to Google. Google would of course be losing it largest OEM. Samsung will also face difficulties in convincing the developers to focus on a third platform.

“The reason why Samsung is testing Tizen’s stability and usability focusing on mobile phones and wearable devices is that we need to have a correction period as Samsung is in the process of developing Internet of Things (IoT) driven business systems running on Tizen,” Korean Times quoted the executive.

There were news surfacing earlier that Samsung is planning to move away from Android Wear for future smartwatches. Now, this has purely pointed to Tizen OS, where Samsung is said to have spent resources building a larger ecosystem. Unlike Android Wear watches, the Tizen-powered Gear S2 will allow users to make payments on their smartwatch with Samsung Pay by the end of the year.

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June 16, 2016 9:42 pm 9:42 PM

Google has not created any apps like chrome,map for Microsoft Windows Mobile Platform. Once Microsoft Create a Youtube app(For window Mobile) which is later blocked by google to access the youtube video.

If Microsoft Blocked chrome to run on windows pc Then What google have to do .

June 17, 2016 10:05 am 10:05 AM

We can shift to Opera or Firefox.

June 16, 2016 9:35 pm 9:35 PM

Look guys, we have another nokia here.
Building an app ecosystem from scratch, with still sluggish ui (for now and it took several years for them to fix the touchwiz). Samsung, if all of sudden goes to tizen, they will fail. Maybe by 2020 they can build an ecosystem for thier flagships and foldable phones.

Other method would be to release some furutistic phones as a trial with tizen inside, like foldable phones tablets etc. Maybe then people will buy atleast for the punch of new tech which can then make a gain for tizen.

June 16, 2016 11:37 pm 11:37 PM

There’s problem when I post comment with ‘greater than’ and ‘lesser than’ symbols. Also, I can’t see Emojis in my comment.

June 16, 2016 11:17 pm 11:17 PM

I see there’s some problem when I use ” symbols in my comments. It has happened before.

June 16, 2016 11:14 pm 11:14 PM

Some of the text(a lot) are missing! FML!

June 16, 2016 11:11 pm 11:11 PM

Where is my full comment?

June 16, 2016 8:58 pm 8:58 PM

It is totally wrong, Samsung just sold 3 millions phones last year. Android selling billions of smartphones every year. I don’t think soon they will convert to Tizen. Source from Tizen site

May be they will leave Android after 4 – 5 years, but not soon otherwise they will hurt their own revenue.