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Samsung Z1 to come with WhatsApp out of the box?

WhatsApp is a company that has never shied away from making an official client available on even the least popular mobile OS. Be it Windows Phone or BlackBerry, or even Nokia’s feature phone OS S40, there’s an official WhatsApp client available on virtually every mobile platform. For anyone looking to buy Samsung’s upcoming Tizen phone, the Z1, the lack of apps will naturally be a limitation they will have to live with for some time, but it looks like Z1 owners will not have to give up on WhatsApp if they leave a more popular mobile OS behind.

Pictures released by Tizen Experts show a WhatsApp client running on the Z1, with the app expected to be loaded on the Z1 at launch. The app looks exactly the same as its Android counterpart, though since Tizen doesn’t officially support emulation for Android apps (if it did, Tizen would not be a very good alternative to Google’s dominant mobile OS, as developers would simply launch their Android apps instead of making native ones), we’re probably looking at a fully native client.

The Samsung Z1 is set to launch in India on January 18, and that is when we will find out whether prospective buyers of the device will have WhatsApp out of the box or if they will have to wait for the app to be released later on.

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galaxynote22
galaxynote22

Or it’s an android screenshot, or Tizen is ready to run Android apps on it. Because the app it’s the same as in Android, as it has Google’s own trademark holo icons in the actionbar and the classic, famous holo placeholder pics for people who doesn’t have a profile photo.

droopy
droopy

usually it must come included as there is no tizen market to download applications as there are NO applications NO games, no nothing on tizen. Only a kid as a toy could buy this mobile OS, the worst in the world. This is a toy phone, not a real device, move to android immediately.

j2001m
j2001m

There are loads of apps for there new TVs that run it including Google apps

omerfcagil
omerfcagil

You should blur the number on the last photo

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