Sprint Adds Weight to Tizen Association
Sprint today announced that it has joined the Tizen Association. Tizen is the standards-based open source mobile platform project backed by Samsung and Intel. It recently moved out of beta and reached 1.0 status. Sprint is joining the Tizen board of directors and is the first North American carrier to be a part of the Tizen Association. Other board members include NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK telecom, Telefónica, Vodafone, and Huawei. Sprint said it "support[s] an open mobile ecosystem that enables choice for Sprint customers," but it stopped short of saying that it would eventually offer Tizen-based handsets.
Hands-On with the Samsung Gear S3
Samsung is back with a new Tizen-based wearable. The Gear S3 takes last year's model and makes numerous refinements.
Samsung Reveals Price Points for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones
Samsung today said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung's Tizen platform, costs $299.99.
Samsung Shows Off Second Tizen Smartphone
Samsung today revealed the Z3, a new smartphone running its homegrown Tizen platform. The handset makes use of design language similar to that of the Galaxy S series and comes in black, gold, or silver.
Samsung Finally Delivers Its First Tizen Phone
Samsung today announced the Z1, its first smartphone to run the Tizen platform. Tizen is Samsung's homegrown operating system and its arrival has been delayed a number of times over the last 18 months.