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.
Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
Samsung Introduces the Z, Its First Tizen Phone
Samsung today announced the Samsung Z, the first smartphone to run its home-grown Tizen platform. The phone strongly resembles Samsung's Android smartphones and will launch in Russia during the third quarter of the year.
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.