Samsung just announced prices for its Gear S2 smartwatch, the twisty-turny circular bezel one running the company’s own Tizen wearable software. If interested, you’ll be parting with $300-$350 for the S2 and the S2 Classic. They’ll be available in stores and online on October 2.
Samsung has always, for the most part, marched to the beat of its own drum when it comes to smartwatches, making wearables with cameras, LTE, and weird rotating bezels—all powered by its own OS, called Tizen. Although that first-party software allows Samsung to get creative with its wristputers, it also comes with…
Samsung says that its line of 2015 Smart TVs will run apps on the company's Tizen operating system, instead of the more obvious Android option. The company is obviously trying to give its floundering platform a push. The TVs are set to be announced next week at CES in Las Vegas.
This year, Samsung will sell (at least) two phones and a watch that don't run Android. Instead, they'll run something called Tizen. That's a major departure for such an important player in the smartphone game. But what is Tizen? And will you actually want to use it?
There's not a whole lot that's new about Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2. It's take two of a product that wasn't that great on the first go-round. But underneath, the Gear 2 isn't just another gadget; it's a defiant shot across Google's bow. It's a trial run where Samsung can practice seceding from the world of Android.
Ars Technica has screenshots of what it says is Intel's UI overlay for use on mobile handsets in the future. If real, these early shots of the skin, codenamed "Obsidian", represent the earliest look at Intel's vision for the Linux-backed Tizen OS, as well as for what we should be looking for on future Android devices.
Samsung's saying it'll have its first high-end Tizen phone out as early as this August. Take that, Google. [Bloomberg]
Samsung is a big player when it comes to making some of the most popular Android phones, but that doesn't mean they don't also like to dabble in their own, Google-free side-projects. According to Japan's Daily Yomiuri, Samsung aims to launch its first phone running the open-source Tizen operating system sometime in…