While many people are skeptical that Tizen will be able to compete against the well established top dogs of the mobile operating system market (Android and iOS), Samsung’s homegrown OS might find more success in the smart television market where there isn’t currently a dominant OS. That’s why all of the South Korean electronics giant’s smart TVs in 2015 will be powered by Tizen.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that all its new smart television products launched in 2015 will be powered by the Tizen operating system, marking a fresh effort by the company to increase the usage of the software platform. Smart TVs offer additional software and connectivity functions, such as video streaming and web browsing capabilities. Samsung demonstrated TV sets powered by Tizen at developer conferences last year. “We are focusing our efforts on Tizen right now,” Kim Hyun-suk, Samsung’s president of visual display business, told Reuters in an interview. “We hope that other TV makers will also use it and help build an ecosystem that will help the platform grow.” Televisions would be an addition to the modest stable of Tizen products, which consists of a few smartwatches and cameras despite years of development and support by the world’s top maker of smartphones and TVs.
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