The big battle in the mobile market is between Apple’s iPhone and the Android army, with Microsoft taking the third place. But there are also other mobile operating systems which are a good alternative for those looking to try out something different.
Samsung’s Tizen OS is currently powering just the Z1 smartphone, and we were reporting back in February that the South Korean company was claiming that it managed to sell more than 120,000 units since launch. Now, a fresh report from BusinessKorea publication claims that things are looking even better for the company.
Samsung claims to have sold over 500,000 units of the device in India since its January launch. The handset has proven particularly successful in Bangladesh, where it has managed to capture almost a quarter of the smartphone market, according to the publication. Its affordable price of slightly less than $100 was most likely the major factor for its popularity.
The Korean publication further adds that ‘based on the better-than-expected performance of its Tizen phone, the Korean tech giant is gearing up to unveil another one, which is going to be launched in Russia, China, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka‘. Samsung is going to host the Tizen Developer Summit India 2015 in Bangalore, India in July, and maybe that’s when we’ll hear more details regarding the launch of the Samsung Z2.
Besides smartphones, Samsung is also said to be interested in releasing Tizen-powered premium home appliances in the near future. Could this increase in sales be temporary or is this a great stat for Samsung’s own OS to power not only smartphones, but other electronics around us? What’s obvious is that Tizen can no longer be ignored.