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NewsPoster Sep 12, 2013 12:33 PM
Samsung preps Tizen-based TVs for 2014
Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch televisions that run <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293780==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/09/samsung.continuing.development.efforts.with.tizen. os/" rel='nofollow'>Tizen</a>, a Linux-based operating system that the company is co-developing with Intel. Speaking to German outlet <em>Die Welt</em>, Samsung's consumer electronics head, Boo-Keun Yoon, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293781==http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/webwelt/article119813014/Samsung-arbeitet-an-eigenem-Betriebssystem.html" rel='nofollow'>noted</a> that Tizen will be used for upcoming smartphones, TVs and home appliances.<br />
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"This way we create an ecosystem in which we are able to connect all Samsung devices," the executive added.<br />
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The company has been working on Tizen for several years, originally under the LiMo project before Intel joined in the development efforts. Recent images show the OS running on a Galaxy S4, though Samsung has postponed a public device launch until the fourth quarter or early next year.<br />
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Tizen development has not been a primary focus for Samsung or Intel, but rather a side project that has been viewed as a protection against absolute reliance on Google's Android software. Samsung co-CEO JK Shin recently likened the project to a "simple alternative for Android."<br />
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In separate <A href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57602596-94/samsung-tizen-based-tvs-could-hit-market-in-2014-ceo-says/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title">statement</a> to <Em>CNET</em>, a Samsung spokesman said the company is "considering providing a TV based on Tizen OS" but any potential launch would be "determined by market conditions."
 
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