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Samsung May Scrap Tizen for New Android-Based OS

Yesterday, we reported that Samsung’s first Tizen device had been delayed several months due to app store issues. Today, Mobile-Review Editor-in-Chief Eldat Murtazin is claiming that the South Korean company is set to kill its in-house operating system and start fresh.

Murtazin predicts that Tizen, which never even saw the light of day unlike its predecessor Bada, might make it onto one device next year before Samsung kills it off entirely. Don’t worry though, the Samsung-Intel project will apparently live on in the form of a new Android-based project.

If Samsung and Intel scrap Tizen and salvage just a few of its best features, to mix up with the latest Android software, the results could be pretty great. For the most part we tend to prefer Google’s stock OS over the South Korean company’s custom software, however, it seems unlikely that Samsung will give up entirely on building its own mobile OS, which might have helped the company reduce its reliance on Google.


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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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