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Samsung has delayed the launch of its Tizen-powered Samsung Z smartphone in Russia and has not issued an updated time frame for when the device will go on sale.

In June, Samsung claimed the Samsung Z would be released in Russia sometime in the third quarter, and would later expand to other parts of the world. However, the company cancelled plans for its launch event in Moscow on Thursday for its first smartphone with the Tizen OS.

Samsung issued a statement saying that "the smartphone will appear on the Russian market later, when we can offer our users a fullest portfolio of applications." Based on that, it would appear as if the company doesn't feel there are enough Tizen-based apps for the Samsung Z yet.

The 4.8-inch phone itself is supposed to have a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. What do you think of this new delay in Samsung's Tizen smartphone plans?

Source: Wall Street Journal


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Russian launch of Samsung Z with Tizen OS delayed


It's a pity, but I understand where they're coming from. They want to avoid pulling a BlackBerry by actually having enough apps available for anyone to give it a second glance.
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If it is truly due to the lack of apps, then Samsung has the Chicken or the Egg problem. If there is not phone then there won't be any apps. Even if they release the phone, enough of them need to be sold to make a dent in market share before developers get behind this thing.

Regardless of what Samsung is trying to do with Tizen, this is a wrong move. Blackberry died due to the lack of apps, among other issues, and Windows Phone is not taking off. Don't see why Tizen would succeed, even if the price is dirt cheap.

Dying is what the folks at CrackBerry would prefer you say lol
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Tizen is a bad choice for Samsung.especially after Google announced their outline for low cost devices. I just don't see Tizen being successful.

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Could it possibly be, Samsung doesn't want the publicity of a massive failure.

Google's Android is just too dominant, sophisticated, and expertly engineered.

I don't think they should release Tizen. Given the success and dominance of Android and Sammy's success with Android, they shouldn't jeopardize that. They have also started to have a good relationship with Google, this can be seen as a threat. Also it's probably not ready. This may call for poor sells, but people may buy anything Samsung these days.

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There is probably no market dominance in Russia, apart from Apple which is easy to lure people away from. Samsung want to build a Tizen powerbase from there, given program development is a national pastime.