With the big news reported last week that Samsung working DoCoMo to launch its first Tizen-based devices in 2013, the company today confirmed the move, reports Businessweek. The confirmation not yet rounded up with the specification the device will hold although it confirmed that it will be out by this year.
“We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions,” Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung said in an e- mailed statement today to Businessweek.” The company didn’t elaborate on model specifications, prices or timeframe for their debut.”
The move will certainly opened up the whole new area as it strongly seems suggesting that the South-Korean giant will reduce its reliance on Google’s Android operating system since from the time Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in May last year. In order to give Tizen the breathe, last year Intel, Samsung, NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone together formed the Tizen Association to support the software.