NTT DoCoMo Puts Tizen Phone Plans On Hold
NTT DoCoMo has shelved plans to launch Tizen-based smartphones. It was expected to debut the first such handsets as soon as March, but now the plans have been put on hold indefinitely. According to NTT DoCoMo, the Japanese market is not big enough to support three smartphone operating systems. Android and iOS dominate the Japanese handset landscape. NTT's change of heart regarding Tizen is a setback for Samsung, which is the major handset company behind the fledgling operating system. Neither Samsung nor the Tizen Association responded publicly to NTT DoCoMo's sudden change in plans.
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 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's Cellular-Equipped Watches Go On Sale March 11
Samsung said the cellular variants of the Gears S2 Classic smartwatch will reach AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless on March 11. The Gear S2 supports 3G and HSPA 4G for connectivity.
Jolla Finds Licensing Partners for Sailfish OS
Jolla today announced that Intex Technologies has licensed Sailfish OS and put it in the Aqua Fish handset. The Aqua Fish is the first handset to run Sailfish OS outside of the phones made by Jolla itself.
Tizen and diversity
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