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Samsung Unlikely to Bring Tizen Devices to U.S.

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Jan 10, 2014, 8:49 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung indicated this week that it will not launch Tizen devices in the U.S., at least not any time soon. "We don't feel the U.S. is a great test market for those kinds of products," said Ryan Bidan, Samsung's director of product marketing, in an interview with Fierce Wireless. "The U.S. market is pretty mature. Bringing a new entrant here that doesn't meet a certain performance bar would be a challenge. Recognizing that, we don't want to set ourselves up for failure." Tizen is an open-source platform that Samsung is developing jointly with Intel and others. Bidan said that the company will launch Tizen products in other parts of the world. The first such devices are expected to reach the market during the first quarter of 2014.


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Jan 10, 2014, 1:19 PM

Tizen will fail

There's just no compelling reason to switch from Android.
Samsung is one of the biggest Android phone makers and sellers, I'm pretty sure they know how to do business and how an OS should work. They have developed innovative software, they were the first to allow users to run apps side-by-side. I also know t...
When a Tizen phone can cost $40 off contract, then yes there is a reason for somebody to buy that instead of an Android phone - and the world will finally be done with BREW MP and Series 40, the two great smartphone-pretenders, along with all of the o...

Jan 10, 2014, 7:20 PM


I thought Sprint was part of the Tizen consortium.
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