Samsung set for Tizen debut in Russia

Samsung set for Tizen debut in Russia

13 MAY 2014

Samsung is apparently set to hold an event in Moscow “in the coming weeks” to launch its first commercial smartphone running Tizen, as it looks to offer such a device in Russia and India.

According to Reuters, the device “would be presented at an event similar to the format that Samsung uses to unveil its flagship devices”. It was also suggested that this will take place in line with a Tizen developers’ conference taking place in the US – scheduled for 2 June to 4 June 2014.

This fits with a report from April, which said that the South Korean giant’s first Tizen smartphones would launch before the end of the second quarter – meaning by the end of June. The first device is set to be a high-end product, to be joined by a mid-range sibling at an unspecified point in the future.

To date Samsung has only committed to commercial launch of the software on its latest Galaxy Gear smart watches.

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