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The first commercially available phone running Samsung's Linux-based Tizen mobile OS has finally launched in India, and proud papa Sammy says this is only the beginning for Tizen in 2015.
We've been hearing rumblings about the Samsung Z1 for months now, but actually finding a market for the device has proved difficult for the Korean firm.
Samsung's first batch of carrier partners, including Orange and NTT Do Co Mo, all pulled out following repeated software delays.
Then we were told to expect a Tizen phone to launch at a developer event in Moscow, but that never happened and Samsung never explained why not.
The 8MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera should provide users with a capable camera, and Samsung’s Tizen camera app already has many of the same features the Android version does, so realistically there’s a good chance this phone will offer someone who isn’t already tied to Android or i OS something functional and enjoyable.
After the phone launches in Russia later this year Samsung plans to announce other markets, so we’ll just wait and see how Tizen does out in the wild.
In theory, all it needs is decent hardware and a place to put it, and Samsung’s marketing budget should do the rest.
The Samsung Z has a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display with a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor that Samsung didn’t feel the need to elaborate on.
Many of these gadgets will run Tizen, the company said on Wednesday, which it said offers such benefits as "shorter boot time, faster web browsing and seamless multitasking, all the while enjoying longer battery life." Samsung said it will also continue its developer outreach programs to help build a vibrant ecosystem around Tizen, although no Tizen developer events have been scheduled so far for 2015.
A revamped Media Player supports 4K HDR10 and HLG HDR, meanwhile. Netflix streams in 4K with HDR, and Amazon Video and You Tube also offer 4K support.
Catch-up TV service support is integrated through the provision of Freeview Play.
"We have customized the Samsung Z1 to meet these unique, entertainment-focused needs of local Indian consumers for a personal and reliable mobile experience." Samsung will offer Z1 users free access to premium content via its Club Samsung service, and it will also launch a new entertainment package called "Joy Box" that will offer free access to music, TV, and movies.
In addition, Samsung has partnered with streaming media companies Box TV, Hungama.com, and nex GTv to offer three free months of their respective services to new Z1 buyers.