Samsung Has Big Plans for Tizen OS, Including TVs in 2014
In an interview with Die Welt, a German language publication, Samsung co-CEO Boo-Keun Yoon said that Tizen is going to be used on some of the company's smartphones just like its TVs and home appliances, but declined to give a specific time frame. However, he did indicate that Tizen-based TVs could come out as early as next year.
The ultimate goal will be to create an ecosystem of connected devices. However, there doesn't seem to be a sense of urgency to push the platform. Samsung recently delayed the introduction of its first Tizen-based smartphone until the fourth quarter of this year, a move that made people suspicious of whether Samsung was really gung-ho about its OS.
Samsung insists it is. While speaking with CNET last month, another of Samsung's co-CEOs, JK Shin, was adamant that Tizen is more than a "simple alternative to Android."