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Samsung Developers Conference registration begins: SDC 2013 initiated

Samsung Developers Conference registration begins: SDC 2013 initiated

This year the folks at Samsung have decided to bring about their own developers conference, one made to show the world that they, too, are capable of pulling in masses of users like Apple or Google. This event will be held not at the Moscone Center, as those other two monster brands, but at the San Francisco St. Francis Hotel. While Samsung Dev Con might not be as massive as the Microsoft developers conference "BUILD", but it's certain to generate some buzz over the next couple of months.

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Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue

Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue

Samsung may not have made much of Tizen so far, but sees the little-known OS as being the key to its multi-platform convergence strategy, not Google's Android. The platform, building on MeeGo in partnership with Intel and other OEMs, may not have produced its first commercial Samsung phone, Samsung Electronics CEO J.K. Shin conceded to CNET, but that doesn't mean the company is waning in its enthusiasm for Tizen. In fact, Shin argues, the need - and business case - for Tizen has never been stronger.

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Samsung Developers Conference aims to join big guns as cross-platform yearly event

Samsung Developers Conference aims to join big guns as cross-platform yearly event

In what's fairly clear to be the spirit of such developer events as Apple's WWDC and Google I/O, Samsung has this week announced the creation of their own Developers Conference. Starting October 27th and lasting two days, ending on the 29th, this event takes place right in the heart of San Francisco, aiming to bring in both developers and industry leaders to a software-centric series of events living in the Samsung universe.

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Intel Obsidian Tizen skin leaks: Android ambitions tipped

Intel Obsidian Tizen skin leaks: Android ambitions tipped

Intel has been cooking up its own smartphone interface, it's reported, intending to reskin Tizen and potentially Android with a new theme codenamed Obsidian. The new software will launch first on an Intel reference device known as "Josephine" sources tell Ars Technica, with a pared-back aesthetic using simple, flat iconography and a notification system new to smartphones, involving twisting the app icons.

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Samsung GT-18800 Tizen smartphone images leaked

Samsung GT-18800 Tizen smartphone images leaked

On February 25, we reported that Samsung would be stopping work on Bada OS while merging some of its features into Tizen OS, making the latter operating system backwards compatible with Bada apps. Almost a month later, word surfaced yet again that the Korean company will be releasing a high-end Tizen smartphone in August or September of this year, but all went silent again. Now a Tizen-based Samsung smartphone has been imaged and leaked online.

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