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Samsung Z’s Tizen OS demoed on video


Last updated: June 3rd, 2014 at 15:03 UTC+02:00

Samsung unveiled its first Tizen-powered smartphone yesterday, the Samsung Z, which is slated to go on sale in Russia in the third quarter of this year. The Samsung Z, being the first commercial Tizen phone, runs what is the final consumer version of Tizen, which hasn’t been shown to the public yet as all prototype devices ran test versions of the OS. But thanks to the folks over at TheHandheldBlog, we can take a look at what Tizen will look and work like on the Samsung Z – the demo was done on a test unit, but the software is the same version as that which will power the Z.

Right off the bat, it’s pretty clear that Samsung has tried to keep things as similar to its TouchWiz UX on Android phones, a move that will it attract more consumers. The homescreen is pretty similar to Android as well, with a dock at the bottom and customizable screens just above it, a similar notifications shade, widgets and the like. Tizen does seem to run quite smooth but seems to be quite basic at the moment, which means it could bog down if Samsung decides to go its usual route of adding as many features as possible without stopping to think of actually optimizing its software.

Check out the full video below to see how Tizen looks and behaves, and let us know if the new OS from Samsung has gotten you interested!

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