NTT DoCoMo Puts Tizen Phone Plans On Hold
Jan 17, 2014, 9:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman
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.
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