Feeds

Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?

Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back

Security for virtualized datacentres

Samsung has postponed the launch of its new Samsung Z smartphone yet again, and given no indication of when we'll ever see the Tizen OS mobe on sale.

The move delays the Samsung Z's world debut in Russia.

The Linux-powered Z has been doing the rounds of developer conferences and events, but has yet to be spotted in the wild. The South Korean firm said in an emailed statement that the delay was necessary “to further enhance the Tizen ecosystem”.

“Samsung will continue to actively work with Tizen Association members pursuing to further develop both Tizen OS and the Tizen ecosystem,” the Korean chaebol said.

Sammy was originally planning to launch the device as a Russian-only exclusive at the Moscow Tizen Developer Summit, but showed up at the event with show and tell models only. The firm didn’t give any reason for the delay, just saying that the Z should be expected on the Russian market later when it had the “fullest portfolio” of apps to offer.

Now the company is delaying the launch again with more or less the same reasoning, to develop the new OS’s ecosystem further.

In order to get a mobile OS together that has even a vague hope of competing with behemoths like Android and iOS, Sammy needs to get developers making apps for Tizen. But, as fellow Reg hack Neil McAllister pointed out, it’s as tough to get devs making apps for phones that don’t yet exist as it is to launch phones without apps.

The latest lot of delays come after Samsung promised Tizen mobes last year and failed to deliver, although it has gotten some smart cameras and wearables out that use the Linux-based OS.

The firm did not give any new timeframe for the release of the Z. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.