Samsung launches first ‘open source’ Tizen smartphone

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After years of rumoured launch dates, Samsung has unveiled its first smartphone powered by the “open source” Tizen operating system, the Z
After years of rumoured launches, Samsung has unveiled its first smartphone powered by the “open source” Tizen operating system – the Z.
The new device comes equipped with a 4.8in HD Super AMOLED display, fingerprint scanner and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor.
View image here: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02928/S_Image_SM-Z910F_c_2928036e.jpg
An “Ultra Power Saving Mode” helps the phone stay keep running when the battery is low and users will be offered to access additional applications through the Tizen Store at the launch of the Samsung Z.
It is expected to launch in the third quarter of this year in Russia, before going on sale in unnamed “other markets” soon afterwards. There is no word yet on when it is likely to come to the UK.
Tizen, like Android, is based on Linux…

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