Samsung is day by day embracing its own in-house Operating system,after making its way into Samsung gear smartwatches the Tizen operating system is now officially on a full blown phone. Dubbed as the Samsung Z, this is Samsung’s first Tizen phone, whose circular icons resemble a lot like the Galaxy s5. The company calls it a “premium” device, but if you browse through the spec sheet there is nothing impressive: It spots a 4.8-inch 720p AMOLED display, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera, plus a fingerprint sensor just like on the Galaxy s5. There is also support for 4G-LTE networks.
No Android Apps
If you wondering why Samsung has chosen to go with its own Tizen OS? The company says the open-source OS delivers “a fast, optimal performance with improved memory management” along with “a faster startup time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities.” There is also praise given to the OS’s Tizen’s web rendering and scrolling performance. The biggest blow to this device is of course the app ecosystem in which it will face the lack apps disease unlike Android . We expect to see the more apps soon.
The Z is only confirmed to launch in Russia at present; it’ll be released in Q3 there, and should come to other markets later. Samsung will also show the phone off at a Tizen developers conference in San Francisco this week.