We’ve all seen the power of the rumor mill, with the crazy speculation whirlwind that preceded the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
While some of the pre-launch gossip was spot on (Exynos 4412 quad-core processor), some was, as expected, way off-base (2GB RAM). One rumor that had us all excited was the possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would feature a Super AMOLED HD Plus display using the RGB matrix. With this type of display almost ready for production, our expectations weren’t unrealistic, but unfortunately, the final launch left display-fanatics quite disappointed.
Samsung, of course, is already anticipating the highly-successful launch of its latest flagship device, and is currently conducting a Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco. If you aren’t in the know, Tizen is a new OS being developed in collaboration with Samsung, Intel, and the Linux Foundation, among others. The open-source platform is being developed for smartphones, tablets, netbooks, and in-car entertainment systems. You can read more about the Tizen OS and the impact it is expected to have in the Android-dominated OS arena here.
Samsung has been handing out Tizen developer phones at the conference. The device is, I assume, is nowhere near to being finished and assigned as a finalized product. The developer phone, the GT-i9500 code-named Fraser, features include:
According to some sources over at Sammobile, it seems that the GT-i9500 also features the sorely-missed-in-the-S3 Super AMOLED HD Plus display. The inclusion of this display for the Tizen phone makes sense, as Samsung requires a huge selling point to get consumers to look away from Android long enough to develop some interest in the new OS.
You can watch a video of the of the Tizen prototype here, courtesy of TheHandheldblog:
What are your thoughts? Is the presence of the Super AMOLED HD Plus display enough for you to consider moving away from Android? What do you think of Tizen and the impact it might have? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Surely they can do better than this looks like a weird iPhone
This is just a prototype if you read again, the final look of the I9500 will be a totally different phone with differing specs.
Iphone design is out dated and was copied from LG prototype, so why would anyone want to copy it.?
Which is more impressive:
1. Our phone sells like crazy… because it’s so state-of-the-art?
2. Out phone sells like crazy… in spite of it being very out of date?
Even if you are correct in assuming #2… that’s even MORE impress than #1.
if its better than android, i will certainly buy it. the plus makes no dif to me unlike seeing the name… intel.
An OS for a cell phone??? Wow!
Only about 5 *YEARS* too late, Samsung.
The Tizen OS should only be developed for in-car entertainment systems. It looks like a good OS but not for smartphones & tablets.
open source just means carriers fill it full of crap you don’t want and can’t get rid of and skins that slow the phone down, if tizen hits mass market without the pitfalls that Android has it’ll be a winner…
This is so fail
I’m guessing that, since its open source, and claims to be android app compatible, that its merely a fork of AOSP. As for customers transitioning…. Android is a mature OS at this point…. I don’t see many people jumping ship from a mature stable OS to something brand new and as yet unproven.