Samsung’s own operating system called Tizen OS has been in the market for couple of years now. The company started shipping it’s devices powered by its own Tizen OS, back then when Android devices were not so prominent. Samsung’s NX300M smart camera became the first consumer product based on Tizen. Even today, the Samsung Gear S2, the company’s latest offering in the wearable segment is powered by Tizen OS. They also launched the Samsung Z series in India, the latest one being the Samsung Z3 which runs on Tizen OS.
According to a report, a senior Samsung executive has suggested that the company have bigger plans for the Tizen OS and wishes to expand to a larger ecosystem beyond mobile phones. He added that “the company acknowledges it’s late entry in developing their own content, but now it’s getting better”. The company had a huge success in India from Tizen based smartphones. A report by Korean Times says that, Samsung’s test to see how well the device performs and what response they get out of it.
Samsung’s Tizen based smartphones are targeted towards the affordable budget smartphone market coming in at a price range of about 4,000 INR to 8,000 INR and is very popular among Indian Consumers. Samsung claims it sold over 64 million units in India, during the first quarter of this year which is a great news for the company and based on this they might actually consider planning big for the Tizen OS in the future. The OS seems to perform well and have no issues running along with the latest hardware.
Note, that the company also manufactures it’s own range of processors that goes by the name Exynos, which powers some of the high-end devices like Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and the current flagships Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge as well. With plans of expanding it’s Tizen OS division, we might actually end up seeing a smartphone fully powered by Samsung which will highly benefit the company.