Samsung recently made an announcement that it will start selling smartphones based on the Tizen OS backed by Intel. This in reaction to a new Google and Motorola mobility deal.
“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."
“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,” Byun Han Joon, an analyst at KB Investment & Securities in Seoul, said by phone today. “Intel always wanted to boost its presence in the mobile CPU market.”
this is going to get interesting this year. can Samsung keep up it`s market share without Android? will Google and Motorola mobility dethrone Samsung as the defacto Android handset manufacturer, or is Motorola trying to hem in Android to make it more Apple like? time will tell.