Samsung had, almost un-noticeably, launched a Tizen based smartphone a couple of months back. It was expected to launch more, but Huawei’s latest statements may give a major setback to the Korean giant.
In a talk with Wall Street Journal, Huawei’s head of Consumer business group, Richard Yu said that the company is is no mood to use Tizen in its smartphones at any time. When asked as to why he said so, Richard gave an explanation, which may come as a major heartbreak for Samsung, which is already struggling to stay atop in the Chinese (as well as Indian) smartphone market.
In the past we had a team to do research on Tizen, but I cancelled it. We feel Tizen has no chance to be successful.
This will come as a major setback to Samsung, as Huawei is the world’s third largest smartphone vendor. Tizen, which Samsung launched, in a new device called the Samsung Z, has not found any sort of developer support, or an app ecosystem, to sustain itself. And Samsung, which conceived this new OS, has itself to blame for it.
Delaying the launch of more Tizen based phones, for such a long time have hampered any growth prospects, which the OS might have had. And looks like Samsung itself, has lost faith in its indigenously developed mobile OS. This is because, even after launching Tizen based Samsung -Z, Samsung did not continue on the OS, and instead came out with a slew of android devices.