Samsung done with Android Wear in favour of Tizen?

Samsung Gear S2 classic ceramic bracelet

Samsung, one of the largest wearables manufacturers in the world, was named as one of Google’s partners when the latter unveiled Android Wear back in March 2014. Since then, Samsung has only offered one Android Wear device, the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch. It now appears that it will remain the sole such device in Samsung’s wearable portfolio as unnamed company executives have told […]

Significant market share loss for Samsung Tizen smartwatches in Q1

Samsung Tizen smartwatch market share in Q1 2015

Despite growing 86% year over year, Strategy Analytics described the global smartwatch market in Q1 2015 as “subdued and in a holding pattern” as it awaited the arrival of the Apple Watch. It’s unlikely that Samsung would agree with this assessment. It saw the market share of its Tizen smartwatches drop sharply since early last year with the arrival of Android Wear. They accounted for 47.8% of […]

Samsung announces Tizen-powered Samsung Z smartphone

Samsung Z

It may have taken longer than expected but Samsung today unveiled its first smartphone powered by the Tizen operating system. The Samsung Z is the first commercially available smartphone to be powered by the open-source operating system backed by Samsung, Intel and a number of other companies. It promises to be “the perfect choice for consumers who want a differentiated […]

Preview video suggests Samsung Galaxy Gear Tizen update almost ready

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Many wondered what would happen to the original Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear when Samsung unveiled the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches powered by Tizen only months later. While many expected Samsung to abandon its first attempt completely, the company instead indicated that it would upgrade it to Tizen. It provided no timeline as to when such an update […]

Samsung readying four new Tizen devices including SM-Z910

Zauba entry for Samsung SM-Z910F

After years of promises and delays, Tizen devices finally made it to market earlier this year. Instead of the expected smartphones, they did so in the form of smartwatches, namely the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. But Samsung has once again promised to have Tizen-powered smartphones out this year. It turns out that they may have four such […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 outselling Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S5 in blue

Samsung launched its Galaxy S5 smartphone on April 11 in some 125 countries, including Canada. While the company has yet to provide any hard numbers, it appears that its latest smartphone is flying off the shelves. Speaking to Reuters, Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team, said, “(The S5) is selling faster than the S4 so far, […]