Android as an operating system has been a great accomplishment to Samsung, and don’t worry there’s no word of Samsung dropping their Android line. Yet also, Samsung have been looking into other investments that they will be able to conquer much like the Android market, being the No.1 smartphone vendor in the world by sheer volume.
This other project that Samsung has been looking into is named Tizen. Tizen, a branch of the MeeGo OS project, is an open-source smartphone platform based on Linux. The goals that Samsung has for Tizen are unknown at the moment, but we do know that Samsung has been working very closely with Intel dealing with the Tizen project. So close in fact that Samsung had unveiled a developer reference handset at the 2012 Tizen Developer Conference on Monday.
I have a picture of device here below, check it out. The Tizen device features a 720p HD screen with a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM based processor, so you can already tell this device will not be some sorry low-end device. One more important piece of information indicates that Samsung has also been closely involved in developing the UI of Tizen devices. Now don’t worry it’s very difficult for Samsung to import everything from their Android Touchwiz interface into Tizen’s environment so no fear there.
So now we know that along with releasing Galaxy devices Samsung is also working in what may be “the next big thing”. As long as Sammy doesn’t forgot what helped bring them to the top. Also, check this video out for a more in-depth look at Tizen.