Samsung Z’s Tizen OS demoed on video

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 atย TheHandheldBlog,ย 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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rajesh yadav
3 years 1 month ago
rajesh yadav

hi sir

jellybeanandroid
3 years 1 month ago
jellybeanandroid

๐Ÿ™‚ GR8

juane
3 years 1 month ago
juane

I like this, I really do. What I think is that Samsung with tizen is going to improve everything that Touchwiz lacks.

iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous

I don’t think Touchwiz lacks anything…. at it’s core. It’s the same latest version of Linux kernel and Samsung is now in top 5 contributors to the Open Source Linux kernel!!! ;-P ….the thing that changes is all the licensing is very permissive and they even have one unigue license on the UI, no other Open Source software has! Tizen is a powerhouse OS and with DoD Department of Defence certification of Knox and Safe, it’s been certified as Government and Enterprise ready!!!

mohsin845
3 years 1 month ago
mohsin845

Remember Samsung, Without apps support like Android, Tizen is Nothing…

iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous

Tizen will be running Apps from Play Store you fool!!! ….they’re using Bada App Store for Tizen. Which is a W3D .wgt widget application foundation HTML5 framework. Tizen apps will kill both Apple and Android both online and running HTML5 streamed Apps both on and off line!!! ….with running Play Store Apps, Tizen Store Apps natively and Cloud based Unikernel Mirage OS HTML5 Cloud Apps natively as well, Tizen is more than ready to kill all the competition in the Future! ….that includes Apple again!!! ^_*

johnyjackson
3 years 1 month ago
johnyjackson

Finally!

Lasentenza
3 years 1 month ago
Lasentenza

Will give a try on Tizen device when we got note hardware with Tizen OS ๐Ÿ™‚

gtone339
3 years 1 month ago
gtone339

Hope it’s lag-free!

iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
How can it not be? It’s got a one of a kind license on some aspects, that will keep the grubby hands of Carriers from destroying it with BLOATWARE!!! Tizen has 5 open source separate licenses and license is specifically granted to make it impossible for carriers to doctor up like they can Android. It’s why Tizen Gear runs faster, longer than Android. It’s more energy efficient too! Besides running W3C’s .wgt as it’s application base under HTML5. In fact it runs HTML5 and Cloud Apps faster than any other platform today. It kills iOS 7 in every way online.… Read more »
tvrtkocro28
3 years 1 month ago
tvrtkocro28

Dear samsung , put AOSP on your android devices cause your software sucks , look sense now it is best “skin” it is not even skin it is adjustment to stock android , bad job samsuck , my next device is nexus or htc ๐Ÿ™‚

iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
Dear Moron…. Samsung’s software is what made them #1 Smartphone Maker in the World. Galaxy Note 3 has proved that as a highest priced Android phone or iPhone. Because it’s all Galaxy Note series can run is Touchwiz. Certainly not AOSP anything. With Galaxy Note Series being just one of 2 Top selling Samsung Smartphones models they are selling! ;-P ….keep your ignorance to yourself. #1 Google is no longer making Nexus. Last year was last year Nexus model release sold. No More Nexus Devices to be made ever! #2 HTC? lol… better hurry before they go out of business.… Read more »
EeroH97
3 years 1 month ago
EeroH97

Atleast before it was android and touchwiz but now only touchwiz?

iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
You ever used Linux? Ever used Gnome or KDE or Enlightenment or any of the other UI environments? Touchwiz is like them. It the desktop environment and without it you can’t even operate Galaxy Note Series phones!!! Your CrApplewellian iProles hired by Apple to diss on Samsung? Aren’t having much luck are you? lol… because Samsung sales tell a different Story and for one sure thing; Every Galaxy Note 3 Owner who loves their phone, loves it because that’s all it can run is Touchwiz! lol… and that alone is why they’ve now sold 70 Million Galaxy Note series phones… Read more »
Thebeci
3 years 1 month ago
Thebeci
Im a samsung fan from 2011 with the first phablet note 1 N7000, now i have the note 3. But I must to tell why im not happy anymore with samsung. The first reason is becouse im not feeling premium with samsung anymore. The second reason is that samsung phones droped the price after only 3-4 months. Example you can find at the same price samsung note 3 with iphon 5. The third reason samsung are boring with to much phones all with the same design. Example you spend 600 euro for s5 and looks similar like an s3 mini.… Read more »
iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
You can’t find iPhone 5, because Apple quit selling it. You can only find iPhone 4 in India and China. 4s can only be found limited carriers and countries. 5c and 5s sell in most countries, though 5c is a FREE phone and 5s as low as $99 in USA. You can’t find Galaxy Note 3 for less than $199 on contract and $590 just like iPhone 5s (except 5s can be had for $99 and $149 on some carriers). I know “THE TRUTH” is hard for you HATER TROLLs to understand, and if you think Galaxy Note 3 is… Read more »
Nate B.
3 years 1 month ago
Nate B.
Samsung is completely horrible at execution. I understand this is their first Tizen phone, but their is no excuse in today’s times to launch a poorly designed phone from the inside out. Their are to many resources and two major leading platforms to be inspired from. Samsung is considered a scapegoat to me now. I used to be a major Samsung supporter but now I see they’re just a “me to” type of company that has access to so many resources, but can’t utilize them. I honestly think they will be their own downfall. Kind of like Apple, but Apple… Read more »
iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
@Nate B lol… Samsung could drop 200 Million smartphones in sales and still be #1 smartphone maker on the planet by both volume and revenue. They made $220 Billion Dollars in Revenue Last year in just their Electronics Division. Apparently they don’t suck at hardware or software design then! ahahaha…. This year Samsung will again sell a 100 Million more devices than they were projected to sell last year. Projected this year to sell 400 Million Smartphones alone. Again killing Apple’s sales by well over Double and killing all their competitors combined for the 4th year in a row! When… Read more »
hot_spare
3 years 1 month ago
hot_spare

Drink some cool water.

Armazia
3 years 1 month ago
Armazia

Welcome back to Samsungs own stinky software. This remembers me of the Samsung Star generation.

iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
Ah…. yes.. an Applewellian iTroll Prole. For your information Samsung’s software has grown more than any other non hardware department within the company. They’ve even hired more developers that are working in Open Source 2nd only to Google now. Which means it’s the whole Open Source Community working for Samsung just like Google. Because unlike Apple in Open Source, Samsung is actually now in the Top 5 Open Source Contributors in the World! FOOL!!! Stinky? Really??? You’ve been thoroughly Brain Washed and have no idea about Samsung in Software now. Samsung’s software features will begin to be ported to all… Read more »
GinoTentori
3 years 1 month ago
GinoTentori

Why buy a Samsung ONLY phone???? Look at what Samsung did with the S3. No updates after 18 months….In Tizen, it will be worst….In Tizen there will not be Google protection…..I am lookind at LG for my next phone

Peeyush
3 years 1 month ago
Peeyush

o ya just tell me how well did LG supported LG optimus G or HTC supported One X……

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