A collection of devices running the new Tizen operating system will be officially unveiled the day before MWC 2014 kicks off, it has been confirmed.
Although the exact nature of the upcoming devices has yet to formally detailed, it is believed that the open source operating system will be rolled out across a range of smartphones, including ones manufactured by backer Samsung.
With MWC 2014 set to be held in Barcelona between February 24 and 27,
The company has stated that the upcoming event will offer “an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices as well as an opportunity to learn about the major milestones that the Tizen project has hit since last year’s event.”
While the first Tizen smartphone was originally planned to have launched earlier this year, the fledgling OS will now not be present on its first device until early 2014.
Although the Tizen platform has received considerable backing from the likes of Samsung, Intel, Panasonic and Orange, the operating system will have a tough fight to rival the current dominance of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS systems.
Based on Linux, the new mobile OS has already been found running in a number of Samsung’s digital cameras and has been mooted as a potential focus point for Samsung’s efforts to reduce its reliance on Android.
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