Last week we reported on a rumor that Samsung was considering scrapping its long-rumored Tizen OS and starting fresh. The report followed news that the first Tizen device had been delayed several months. Now the South Korean company and its partner Intel have refuted the rumor, releasing statements reaffirming their commitment to bringing the Tizen OS to market.

In an official statement, Samsung noted that it is still hard at work on the OS and plans to release the first Tizen OS device across a number of networks, though the company doesn’t reveal when the smartphone might arrive.

Samsung has been Actively working on Tizen eco-system together with Tizen Association members and partners. The first Tizen based smartphone will be released in cooperation with mobile operators and eco-system partners. Samsung is committed to delivering the best mobile experience based on the open platform and a fully-ready eco-system around it.

Intel also denied the rumors, reaching out to Tizen Experts to reassert its commitment to the mobile OS, and hinting that the new software will let developers “write once/run on many devices.” The company also noted that the project has “achieved major milestones this year,” including the recent release of a Tizen 2.2 Beta SDK.