By Shailesh Shrivastava email: email@example.com | Feb 27, 2013 07:03 AM EST
It's official now that Samsung is bringing an all new operating system for some of its smartphones, but no one had imagined that it will retire an old OS for that.
Yes, Samsung is going to introduce Tizen OS for its reliable BADA OS. Three years after displaying its first Bada phone at the Mobile World Congress in 2010 in Barcelona, Samsung announced the retirement of the open source mobile platform at the same venue.
Samsung is going to bring Tizen as the substitute of Bada, as it says that Tizen will be able to run all the applications designed for Bada. However, at the same time the devices running on Bada will not be able to get a Tizen update and will run on their original operating system forever.
Meanwhile, people at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona could get a glimpse of the new mobile platform jointly developed by Samsung and Intel.
At the first look, Tizen looks a lot like Samsung's best operating system Android, but at the same time its first version of the OS and it shows when it is run on a device.
The reference devices provided by Samsung on which Tizen was being tried looks very similar to Samsung Galaxy S3 and has physical home button.
The homescreen of the OS has only applications on it with no other pages added which is completely unlike Android. Android has the homescreen with a customized page and apart from that it has additional pages for other applications.
Tizen is going to run native apps and apps based on HTML 5, and a slid-down option makes the apps page or the homescreen and the settings page different.
The user interface (UI) of this OS is quite impressive as typing and other interactions with the device are very smooth.
The one more thing that makes Tizen different from Android is the gallery option. When a picture is opened in Android, user can zoom in and zoom out by expanding or squeezing the picture, but in Tizen it is done through a bar option like volume control.
Overall this open source OS is quite potential in capturing the OS market which dominated by another open source OS right now. However, don't expect so much from the first device to feature this OS as it is going to be just the beginning of a very long journey.
Watch the Tizen's performance in the video below:
Video Source: [Engadget]
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