We have been waiting for the new Tizen – powered Samsung Z for quite some time, and here we are, witnessing a historical moment: Samsung rolled out its new smartphone on Tuesday, making thus a first step in the process of breaking up with Android, and Google for that matter.
As we said before, it is hard to understand the collaboration between the two tech giants, as they are still working together to some extent, and the rivalry between them, which, without a doubt, pushed Samsung to deliver the world’s first Tizen – powered smartphone.
The phone per se is not much of a spectacular gadget. Actually, few people talk about it, as it is still a Samsung phone similar to other Samsung phones. It’s mid – range and Galaxy – inspired. But, if you are interested in more detailed specs, Fierce Wireless gives us some clues about the technicalities:
The Z itself has a 4.8-inch 720p display, a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera. Also, like Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy S5, the gadget includes a fingerprint sensor and an “Ultra Power Saving Mode” that Samsung claims lets the phone stay operational even at minimal battery levels.
Samsung touted Tizen as a platform not just for phones, but for a range of connected devices from home appliances to door locks and watches which may communicate with one another in the future. It showed off a line of Tizen-powered devices ranging from Tizen-Android cameras to its freshly announced smartphone powered entirely by the South Korean technology firm’s open-source operating system. Samsung even teased a prototype smart television that connects to rich online content using Tizen.