What is Tizen?

This year, Samsung will sell (at least) two phones and a watch that don't run Android. Instead, they'll run something called Tizen. That's a major departure for such an important player in the smartphone game. But what is Tizen? And will you actually want to use it? Read More >>

Samsung's Android Escape Plan, and What it Means for You

On the surface, there's not a whole lot that's new about Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2. It's very much take two of a product that wasn't that great on the first go-round. But underneath, the Gear 2 isn't just another gadget; it's a defiant shot across Google's bow; a trial run where Samsung can practice seceding from the world of Android. Read More >>

Samsung Knows its Mobile Software is "Not as Good" as its Hardware

Samsung's CEO Kwon Oh-hyun has acknowledged what smartphone users have been saying for years, accepting that Samsung's software efforts don't really match up to the leading-edge hardware it produces. Read More >>

This Could Be an Early Build of Intel's Mobile OS UI

From what we can see in what's clearly (we hope) an early build of the UI, it appears Intel's going for the currently popular "flat" look of interfaces like Microsoft's Metro designs for Windows Phone and Windows 8. Read More >>

Samsung Rumoured to Release Open-Source, Tizen-Based Phone in 2013

Samsung is a big player when it comes to making some of the most popular Android phones, but that doesn't mean they don't also like to dabble in their own, Google-free side-projects. According to Japan's Daily Yomiuri, Samsung aims to launch its first phone running the open-source Tizen operating system sometime in 2013. Read More >>


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