Tizen Wins Support from 36 More Companies
The Tizen Association recently announced that 36 companies have joined the organization in support of the Linux-based operating system. Tizen's main supporters are Samsung and Intel, which have been working together on the platform for several years. It is meant to serve as an alternative to Google's Android platform, and can be used in a wide range of hardware and form factors. Some of the new Tizen Association members are Access, eBay, HERE (Nokia), McAfee, Panasonic, Sharp, The Weather Channel, and Tune-In Radio. Earlier this year, Samsung said the first Tizen devices would launch during the third quarter of the year. To-date, no Tizen-based smartphones or tablets have been made available for sale.
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 Adds Chromecast Support to Its Gear VR Headset
People who own the Gear VR can now cast content from the headset to their cast-enabled television sets. A fresh software update from Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Gear VR.
Samsung Pushes Security Update to Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung recently seeded a software update to its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The update applies the June security patches from Google, stabilizes memory card performance, and adjusts some user interface elements of Bixby.
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.