Samsung delaying Tizen due to low carrier support?
We know Samsung has delayed the launch of its Tizen OS. We also know that NTT DoCoMo delayed its first Tizen phone launch at the last minute. But a new report from Wall Street Journal claims Tizen’s delay could be due to lukewarm reception from carriers.
The report says Tizen offers more customisation to carriers but the OS is failing to attract attention in Android-iOS market. France’s Orange SA said the development rate of the OS is not as fast as they would’ve expected. Other carriers like Sprint from the United States left the Tizen Association citing focus on “immediate product launches” while Spain’s Telefónica SA left the Association after it felt Mozilla’s Firefox a better fit for the low-end market.
Nevertheless, Samsung will show the upcoming Tizen devices at the MWC and it is where we’ll learn where Samsung and Intel’s attempt is heading.