Reports Are Circulating That Samsung Wants To Switch More Devices Over To Tizen
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 13 June 2016 at 08:14 AM EDT. 39 Comments
Reports are once again circulating that Samsung is looking at easing its reliance on Google's Android by switching more of their devices over to running on their Linux-based Tizen project.

While we've been covering Tizen for years, to date not many devices are relying upon this Linux platform with a long history in the mobile space. Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatches have been using Tizen along with some smartphones mainly within India, but now reports are coming out that Samsung is wanting to put Tizen on more smartphones -- perhaps even all of their future smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices -- as a replacement to Android.

The Korea Times has a report that "Samsung considers using Tizen in all products." The report claims, "Samsung Electronics is considering expanding the use of its Tizen software in all company devices to cut its heavy reliance on the Google Android platform, a senior Samsung Electronics executive said Monday."

It will be interesting to see what comes of this latest report. I would certainly love to see more Tizen phones with their Wayland and Elightenment goodness available in the US!
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