Samsung would be launching its Tizen OS-based gadgets on February 2014 at Mobile World Congress event to be held at Barcelona, confirmed by the event invitation sent by the company to media.
Till date, only one device, Galaxy NX300M camera has been announced by the company, which runs on Tizen operating system. But this MWC could witness some more Tizen gadgets’ unveiling by the South Korean smartphone-maker.
Earlier this month, NTT DoCoMo’s spokesperson Jun Otori said that the Tizen OS-based handsets could be launched in March and on very next day, it said that the Tizen launch has been delayed due to the development issues. NTT DoCoMo is one of the many companies inside the Technical Steering Group (TSG) that includes Intel, Samsung, Sprint, Vodafone, Huawei and few other tech giants across the globe. This group governs the Linuz Foundation, which develops the Tizen OS.
The invite-only Tizen event will be kicking off on February 23rd at the Arts Hotel in Barcelona featuring representatives of Korean carriers such as KT, LG U+ and SK Telecom. NTT DoCoMo could have been the part of this launch event, but as we said before, it delayed its plans for a Tizen device launch.
The previous rumors also suggested that Samsung could launch its next flagship, Galaxy S5 smartphone in MWC 2014 event, which was later backtracked by another executive saying that there will be no Galaxy S5 launch at the event. That means, Samsung is definitely planning on a separate launch event for its next-gen Galaxy S5 smartphones.
[ Source: ZDNet Korea ]