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Setback for Tizen: NTT DoCoMo Smartphone plans put on hold

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Japan's largest carrier NTT DoCoMo has put on hold its plans for a Smartphone manufactured by Samsung with Tizen OS. He founded the step that the Japanese market is not yet ready for another mobile operating system away from Android and iOS. "Currently the market is not large enough to support three operating systems", a company spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.

Tizen OS on a Smartphone prototype from Samsung (image: Luke Westaway/CNET)

The decision is a setback for Samsung and other prominent supporters of the linuxbasierten Tizen OS. You hope that it will become a serious competitor for Android. Similar to other Android rivals? about the Finnish company Jolla with his sailfish OS? Tizen project's supporters emphasize the openness and adaptability of the platform.

NTT DoCoMo is one of the main supporters of Tizen OS, which in addition to Samsung SK Telecom and dozens of other partners such as Nokia and eBay are also Intel, LG, Huawei, Vodafone, orange. You all want to reduce their dependence on Google and Apple with the alternative operating system.

Originally, the Tizen Smartphone, NTT DoCoMo, wanted to present next month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The launch will be cancelled in March. Last week the carrier said then, that you have moved the start time, because you work on products, "which maximize the capabilities of Tizen". The launch of its first Tizen smartphones, Samsung had to move mid-2013.

[with material from Liam Tung,]

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