By Shailesh Shrivastava | May 09, 2013 08:20 AM EDT
At the beginning of the year, it was reported Samsung is looking for an alternative operating system to run in its upcoming smartphones. Almost half a year later, Samsung devices running an alternative OS called Tizen have finally found their place in smartphone-related rumors.
According to new reports coming in, Samsung is already creating two Tizen-based devices and the codenames and the device numbers have also come out.
According to SamMobile, the two devices bear the build numbers GT-I8800 and GT-I8805. The devices are codenamed Redwood and Melius, with Redwood being GT-I8800 and Melius GT-I8805.
At this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Samsung announced the arrival of Tizen OS, which the company developed in collaboration with leading chip maker Intel.
Samsung also announced that Tizen will replace Samsung's Bada OS; however, the new operating system will support all the Bada applications in the new devices.
Earlier there were reports that the Korean company will bring out this new open source OS with the launch of its much awaited smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S4, but later it was confirmed that the Galaxy S4 will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Although the latest report doesn't have anything to say about the release or the announcement of the Tizen-based devices from Samsung, it is very much expected that the device or devices will be seen at the upcoming IFA trade fair.
IFA will be held Sept. 6 to 11 this year in Berlin.
In March, a Bloomberg report revealed that the first Tizen device will be seen sometime in August or September this year.
Samsung's Executive Vice President of Mobile Business Lee Young Hee, in an Interview with Bloomberg, said that fans should see the first Tizen hardware in August or September:
"The Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category," Hee said during the interview. "The device will be the best product equipped with the best specifications."
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