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Samsung’s budget Tizen phone rumored for Dec. 10 in India

Samsung’s budget Tizen phone rumored for Dec. 10 in India

Failing to take a bit out of the high-end smartphone market, Samsung is setting its price tag lower for the upcoming first ever Tizen smartphone. That is, if it finally really does arrive. Samsung is moving to the new industry sweetheart India to launch the smartphone, now being called the Samsung Z1, supposedly by December 10, which is just a week or so from now. But the biggest pull that the phone might have, other than Samsung's clout, is that it will be sold at a sub-$100 price.

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Samsung Tizen smarpthone interface leaked

Samsung Tizen smarpthone interface leaked

You have to hand it to Samsung. It is not giving up on Tizen. In fact, after numerous attempts, and failures, at launching a high-end Tizen smartphone, it is now setting its gaze lower on the opposite end of the spectrum. Codenamed KIRAN, the SM-Z130H has been repeatedly leaked to run Tizen on very modest specs. Now thanks to a leaked system dump of the phone's software, we are able to see what Samsung has planned for Tizen on the smartphone. At least its brand of Tizen.

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Opera Mini now on smartwatches via Samsung Gear S

Opera Mini now on smartwatches via Samsung Gear S

Ever since the dawn of mobile phones, Opera's web browser has been there on tiny screens with tiny data plans. Now the Finnish company is again trying its luck, this time on an even more minuscule screen, with the Opera Mini becoming the first web browser for Samsung Tizen-powered Gear S smartwatch, making it also the first major web browser to ever advertise support for the device category.

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Samsung Gear S coming to US carriers this Fall

Samsung Gear S coming to US carriers this Fall

Smartwatch fans in the US that want a little more from their timepieces need not wait much longer. Samsung has just revealed that its latest and more independent Gear S will be heading to all major US carriers this Fall, giving consumers yet another choice for their wearable gadget, and another way to give carriers their money.

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Third time’s a charm? Samsung Tizen rumored for India

Third time’s a charm? Samsung Tizen rumored for India

If at first you don't succeed, there's always next time. After two abruptly canceled launches in Japan and Russia, Samsung might now be eying the mobile world's newest darling. India press have quoted local Samsung execs claiming that the first Tizen smartphone will be headed to the country by November.

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Samsung Gear Blink/Glass said to be arriving March 2015

Samsung Gear Blink/Glass said to be arriving March 2015

Samsung might yet be widening the divide with Google, wedging Tizen right in the middle. Although the rumored "Gear Glass", now referred to as "Gear Blink" unsurprisingly didn't make it to the showroom floor of IFA, Samsung might be planning on unveiling this Tizen-powered eyewear as early as the first quarter of 2015.

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Samsung Gear S hands-on: Wildly wireless wearable

Samsung Gear S hands-on: Wildly wireless wearable

Samsung isn't short on smartwatches, but the Gear S is something a little different. Wrapping a 2.2-inch curved Super AMOLED touchscreen around your wrist is one thing, but the Gear S also includes a 3G connection for use away from a smartphone. I grabbed some hands-on time at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014, where the Gear S has shown up alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

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Samsung Gear S gets Nike+ Running App, no phone required

Samsung Gear S gets Nike+ Running App, no phone required

Looks like HERE Maps isn't the only company Samsung is cozying up to with the launch of the Gear S smartwatch, with a new deal with Nike bringing a custom Tizen version of the Nike+ Running App to the wearable. Preloaded on the watch, the app will support standalone run tracking as well as music playback, thanks to the Gear S' own A-GPS receiver.

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Samsung Gear S smartwatch divorces your phone

Samsung Gear S smartwatch divorces your phone

Samsung has yet another smartwatch for us, the Samsung Gear S, and this time the Tizen wearable has divorced itself from requiring a tethered smartphone thanks to integrated 3G. Fronted by a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED 360 x 480 touchscreen, the Gear S has dualband 2G and dualband 3G so as to get online independently, and supports calls and messaging as well as a range of other apps like turn-by-turn navigation.

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Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

How do you convince people that your platform isn't a burning one? Why, claim that you have over a thousand apps raring to leap at you, that's how! That might be the thinking behind Samsung's latest infographic which celebrates 1,000 apps available for its Tizen-powered wearables, but we really do have to wonder how much of that is true.

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Huawei: Tizen has “no chance”, Windows Phone not profitable

Huawei: Tizen has “no chance”, Windows Phone not profitable

You may not know Huawei as a household name, but in many emerging markets — it is one. The company, which primarily sells networking equipment, has a booming smartphone market. So will the emerging smartphone manufacturer build for emerging platforms like Windows Phone or Tizen?

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Samsung may be announcing a round smart watch at IFA

Samsung may be announcing a round smart watch at IFA

Round smartwatches are the rage. We saw the crowd at Google I/O flip all the way out when they found they’d be getting a free Moto 360, and it’s been the most anticipated Android Wear device since the platform was announced. LG recently threw their hat in the round-wearable ring as well, teasing us via video. Now Samsung may be getting involved in round smartwatches — but theirs will have an interesting twist.

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