Samsung readying Tizen smartphones as sales top 1M

Samsung Electronics has reportedly sold one million Tizen-powered smartphones in India, showing some (if not staggering) momentum for the fledgling platform. The first device in the line – Z1 – is available in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and is …

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Samsung set for Tizen smartphone update – report

Samsung is reported to be readying its next generation of Tizen-powered smartphones, including a device that will see a worldwide release. While the update is likely to lead to a useful specification bump, it will not see the platform moving …

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Samsung’s Tizen-powered Z1 picking up (some) momentum

Samsung’s Tizen-powered Z1 smartphone is reportedly “increasing its popularity” in the markets where it is available, although the figures suggested are small when looking at the size of the countries involved. According to Business Korea, “industry sources” indicate that 100,000 …

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Samsung’s Tizen device sees poor welcome – report

Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone, the Indian-market Z1, has received a “frosty” welcome, according to Reuters, with its features and app catalogue coming under fire. Among the features criticised were the 3.1MP main and VGA front cameras, which Reuters said a …

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Samsung’s Tizen smartphone sees Indian debut; “value” positioning

Samsung confirmed the anticipated launch of its Tizen-powered Z1 smartphone in India, stating that it offers “exclusive benefits for localised entertainment apps and a simple user interface that makes mobility easier and more enjoyable, even for the first-time smartphone users”. …

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LG planning WebOS wearables – report

LG Electronics is apparently set to use its own WebOS platform to power a range of smartwatches due early next year, echoing the strategy of rival Samsung. According to The Wall Street Journal, WebOS will displace Android Wear early in …

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Samsung takes Tizen to TVs

Samsung said that “all of its smart TVs” sold in 2015 will use a platform built around Tizen, the fledgling platform which has so far only seen limited use in some wearables and consumer electronics products. While Samsung has promised …

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Samsung repurposes Tizen smartphone OS for smart TVs

Korean electronics giant Samsung has pre-empted the official start of CES next week by announcing its 2015 line of smart TVs will run Tizen, an operating system it had originally intended for smartphones.

Asia Briefs: China Mobile selects Ericsson for HK upgrade, Taiwan’s 4G penetration hits 9% & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: China Mobile selects Ericsson for HK upgrade China Mobile Hong Kong has contracted Ericsson to upgrade its converged FDD/TDD LTE and evolved …

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