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 has spent years developing Tizen as an alternative to Android, though it has delayed the launch of Tizen-based phones several times. According to Samsung, the Z's Tizen operating system offers fast start-up times, 3D graphics, ultra power savings mode, multitasking, multi-colored themes, and a customizable home screen. It comes with Samsung's S Health software, as well as its own app store. Since the Z runs Tizen, it does not include apps and services normally found on Android devices, such as Gmail and Google Maps. Samsung has developed its own alternatives to these apps. The Samsung Z's hardware features a 4.8-inch 720p HD screen, 2.3GHz quad-core processor, and an 8-megapixel main camera with dual-shot, panorama, best photo, and mini mode. Other hardware features include a fingerprint scanner, 2.1-megapixel user-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and support for microSD cards up to 64GB. Radio support includes Cat 4 LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, and infrared. Samsung said though the Z will first be sold in Russia, it expects to expand availability to other markets over time. Pricing is expected to be less than that of Samsung's Android devices.
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 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.
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 Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Alpha, an Android smartphone that breaks ties with Samsung's plastic past and introduces metal. The Galaxy Alpha has a metallic frame forming the four outer edges of the device, which has a glass front and textured plastic back panel.
Why are they doing this
To be honest, I won't talk until I try this, I have to admit it sounds good based on the reviews, though.
At least it's another option from the Adroid-Apple duopoly (since Windows isn't that strong, yet). So, I'll w...