Yes, you read that right. Samsung – the company that is known for producing the very popular Galaxy Series smartphones may no longer produce Android smartphones. Samsung had also released the Bada platform back in 2009 which is used in its low-end handsets and is still popular in some parts of Europe and Asia. The company now plans to release the Tizen OS which will power its future handsets.
According to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek,[quote]We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions,” Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung said in an e- mailed statement today. The company didn’t elaborate on model specifications, prices or timeframe for their debut.[/quote]
Samsung confirmed that it will be launching Tizen OS powered handsets this year.[quote]The Tizen was born as Samsung hoped to lighten its growing dependence on Google on concerns that its top position in the smartphone market may weaken following the Google- Motorola tie-up.[/quote]
The Korean Giant wants to take more control over its mobile experience and does not want to depend upon Google’s Android OS anymore. Samsung believes that the introduction of Tizen OS powered smartphones will give it more control over the User Experience, Design and hardware specifications. There is no information about how and when will Samsung make this changes but this will surely bring some relief to Apple, HTC, Sony and LG. Two major questions which may still haunt your minds:[box_light]
Will Samsung stop producing Android phones?[/box_light]