Tizen OS images reveal a user interface that is similar to Android

Samsung is demoing a few Tizen-based handsets at the Mobile World Congress, where one of the handsets running the OS was a Galaxy S4. From the hands-on images, it looks like Tizen’s user interface is very similar to what Samsung offers on its Android devices with TouchWiz. The similarities in the interface will be to Samsung’s advantage, as it can start selling Tizen-based hardware without worrying about alienating most of its target audience. Samsung has successfully managed to bring core functionalities that users demand from a mobile OS in the form of a messenger, a note taking client, a file manager, browser as well as camera and multimedia clients.  The fact that these utilities look very similar to what Samsung already offers on its Galaxy series is a plus point.

The Tizen Association is also gaining momentum these days, and currently boasts 10 full-time members that include Intel, Samsung, Vodafone, NTT DOCOMO, Huawei and others. The association has also managed to add over 50 partners from around the globe over the course of the year. Samsung is one of the main contributors to Tizen in addition to Intel, and has launched its first two wearable devices that utilise the platform. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are the first devices of many that Samsung is set to launch over the coming years that run on Tizen as it looks to wean itself off Android. That doesn’t mean that Samsung will entirely shift away from Android. It is still the leading vendor of Android handsets by a country mile and enjoys a lion’s share of the market share. With Tizen, it is trying to offer its users an ecosystem that is different to what Google is doing with Android.


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3 years 2 months ago

All I care is performance/battery. UI design can be switched overnight.

Paps Duke
3 years 2 months ago

Well they look unattractive too but we might get accustom to it maybe.

3 years 2 months ago

It looks ugly and outdated, start giving preference to Tizen over Android Samsung and I’ll pick from the numerous other android manufacturer’s.

3 years 2 months ago

You haven’t even used it and you’re cutting it down. How lame is that? For your information…. in testing it’s running far faster and delivering as much as twice the battery life on average as Android on the same smartphone. It’s running on Gear 2 because instead of one day, it’s lasting 3 days w/o recharging. So may be changing your mind!

Also…. that’s as the main OS and isn’t taking into account Samsung and Google both have been working on the Xen 64bit Bare Metal (type 1) Hypervisor for Smartphones and Tablets. Which means new Touchwiz could very well be the Host OS UI with Android and Tizen being choices offered as Guest OS!

The concept is all about making it Extremely Secure and ultra FAST as well as efficient utilizing ARM Hardware Virtualization. With either or both Android and Tizen running in protected mode isolated or sandboxed away from hypervisor kernel embedded in chips metal, this is exactly what could make our lives safer more secure and efficient.

So I doubt your ignorant threat would make any difference, because both Google and Samsung, as well as Intel and others have been working on the Xen Hypervisor project for some time. Actually ever since ARM launched A15 processor. So now what are you going to do? Go to Apple? Go right ahead, because we wouldn’t even miss you. With SAMSUNG Android devices owning YOUR SMARTPHONE WORLD! …..over half of the 81% of Smartphones running Android, are Samsung devices today and it’s only going to get larger!!! So We Won’t Even Miss YOU! hahaha….

Nate B.
3 years 2 months ago

So maybe those circle icons we saw in the earlier in leaks were hints ti Tizen. I don’t mind new things, but it looks unattractive.