Samsung delays Tizen phone

Last month, at an event in San Francisco, J.D. Choi, Samsung’s lead man on the Tizen project, held up a smartphone and said that the device, the Samsung Z, would go on sale in Russia in the third quarter of the year. The official launch was to come at Thursday’s event for Tizen developers in Moscow, complete with market-ready products. But, in an echo of Samsung’s most recent failure to launch a Tizen smartphone — in Japan earlier this year — the launch was canceled just days earlier.

Samsung provided no concrete date for the rollout of the commercial version of the phone at the developer summit but said in a statement Thursday that “the smartphone will appear on the Russian market later, when we can offer our users a fullest portfolio of applications.”

At the Moscow event, where Tizen’s backers still held an event for developers and showed off prototypes of the device, the latest delay was taken with stoicism — mostly.

The Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/11/moscow-developers-ponder-another-samsung-delay/

Heise: http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Tizen-Smartphone-Samsung-Z-vorerst-verschoben-2257902.html