With Samsung’s first developers conference set to take place next week, we may finally see at least one Tizen-powered device get officially announced. But one thing is sure: Samsung will not be the first to release a Tizen-powered tablet. That honour now belongs to Systena Corporation, a Japanese IT product and solution provider. In fact, Systena first announced its Tizen developer tablet back in June but it officially unveiled it this week at a developer event.
The tablet is geared primarily at developers to help them build and show off Tizen-based applications. As for specifications, here is what we know so far:
- Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core (Cortex A9)
- Operating system: Tizen 2.1
- Cellular connectivity: None
- Other connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
- Display: 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920×1200)
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal storage: 32GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards
- Rear-facing camera: 2MP
- Front-facing camera: 0.3MP
- Colors: White, red
The developer kit will only be sold in Japan for the time being. Pricing has not been announced yet.
If nothing else, it does show that progress is being made in the Tizen camp. While we expected more in 2013, it looks like we will have to wait until 2014 to really see if and how Tizen can establish itself in the competitive and crowded mobile operating system market.