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Samsung Z is the world’s first Tizen smartphone

Samsung Z is the world’s first Tizen smartphone

The day that is almost three years in the making has finally arrived and Samsung has unveiled the first ever consumer Tizen smartphone, the Samsung Z. Sporting rather decent specs for a completely new breed of smartphones, the Samsung Z will most likely determine the future of the relatively new and untested Tizen platform.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Tizen update ditches Android

Samsung Galaxy Gear Tizen update ditches Android

Samsung's Galaxy Gear is dumping Android in favor of Tizen, with a new update for the 2013 smartwatch bringing it in line with the newer Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The firmware, v2.2.0, leaves the wearable's software ostensibly identical to what was running before in terms of UI, but under the hood significant changes have been made.

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Samsung’s next smartwatch may ditch your phone

Samsung’s next smartwatch may ditch your phone

Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear, users have been wondering when - or if - the company would release a smartwatch that did not require a smartphone to function. A rumor today suggests that this next-generation smartwatch may be on the horizon, ready to work completely on its own.

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Samsung clarifies move away from Android

Samsung clarifies move away from Android

If it wasn’t obvious already, Samsung won’t be relying on Google’s mobile operating system Android forever. This week Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center President Hong Won-pyo told reporters that "like Google’s Android platform, Tizen could be a common platform that can connect Samsung products in a single category."

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Samsung Android Wear and flagship Tizen phone coming later this year

Samsung Android Wear and flagship Tizen phone coming later this year

A Samsung executive named Yoon Han-kil is talking up some of the plans that Samsung has for new devices in 2014. One of the devices that the executive has tipped is a new smartwatch that will be based on Android. An Android-based smartwatch is a bit of a change considering that the Gear 2 and other devices ditched Android in favor Tizen.

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AT&T Samsung Gear 2, Neo, Gear Fit releases set

AT&T Samsung Gear 2, Neo, Gear Fit releases set

This week the folks at AT&T have let it be known that they’re releasing the full Samsung collection of wearable devices revealed at Mobile World Congress 2014 including the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and the Samsung Gear Fit. These devices will be headed to AT&T stores starting in April, with pre-orders starting tomorrow. The full collection will be offered in a number of packages as well.

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Samsung beats Google to releasing wearables SDK

Samsung beats Google to releasing wearables SDK

Samsung has released its Tizen SDK for wearables, allowing developers to create apps for the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches announced last month, and beating Google's wearable SDK to the punch. The developer kit allows third-party apps to show notifications and controls on the smartwatches' OLED touchscreens, to use data from the integrated pulse-rate sensor, and other features.

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Tizen to get music download service from 7digital

Tizen to get music download service from 7digital

Fans of the Tizen operating system will soon get a new app to enjoy thanks to 7digital. 7digitla has announced plans to launch a new music app for the open source Tizen OS. The firm's new Tizen app will go into its app line along with its apps for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows, and other platforms.

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Samsung Gear Fit skips Tizen and limits 3rd-party apps

Samsung Gear Fit skips Tizen and limits 3rd-party apps

Samsung's Gear Fit may arguably look the most appealing of the three wearables the company announced yesterday, but Tizen was sacrificed in order to make it happen. Launched alongside the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the Gear Fit caught attention with its curved AMOLED touchscreen and longer battery life than its counterparts. However, Samsung admits, there may be some drawbacks to the fitness-centric band.

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Tizen stumbles as hardware fails to appear

Tizen stumbles as hardware fails to appear

Tizen may have two new smartwatches to its name, but the open-source OS is still struggling to convince the mobile world that it's the best alternative to Android and iOS. Samsung's new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo wearables proved to be the only hardware the Tizen Association could namecheck at its Mobile World Congress event today, instead pointing to third-party software advances and recent partnerships inked as evidence that it still has momentum.

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Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches official

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches official

Samsung has revealed two new smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, refining its original Galaxy Gear wearable and ditching Android for Tizen in the process. Revealed at MWC 2014, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo each have a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 Super AMOLED display and run Samsung-led Tizen on a 1GHz dualcore processor. Differentiating the two is that the Neo lacks a camera, a 2-megapixel shooter which the Gear 2 integrates into its main body, not the strap as before.

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Samsung Tizen-powered Galaxy Gear range for MWC tipped

Samsung Tizen-powered Galaxy Gear range for MWC tipped

Samsung may bring more than one new smartwatch to Mobile World Congress next week as part of its Galaxy Gear wearable refresh, reports suggest, with the wrist-worn companion devices said to run Tizen rather than Android. Star of the company's Unpacked 5 show on February 24th is still expected to be the Galaxy S5 flagship Android smartphone, but industry chatter indicates upstart-OS - and, some within Samsung are hoping, savior of the company from its current position intertwined with Google - Tizen will also play a considerable role.

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