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Tizen for IoT devices coming in 2017

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone with 4G
Samsung Z2
Sources familiar with the matter reveal that Samsung plans to run Tizen on a much wider range of devices than now by early 2017, including small appliances such as vacuum cleaners.

Tizen OS might not be very popular in the Western world when it comes to smartphones, but Samsung currently manufactures more than just handsets driven by it. Right now, Tizen powers Samsung TV sets, smart refrigerators, smart wearables, washing machines, and even a connected solution for the automotive industry.

According to an inside source familiar with the matter who spoke to The Korea Herald, "Samsung is developing Tizen for Internet of Things -- not for smartphones -- with an aim of developing it by the end of this year or early next year." The same source mentioned that, if everything goes as planned, this proprietary operating system "will be used in all Samsung home appliances," including smaller ones such as vacuum cleaners.

While Samsung did not confirm the above, the tech giant has recently announced the plan to add wireless Internet connectivity to all its products in the near future. These being said, remains to wait for the first Tizen OS-powered hair dryer or bread maker by Samsung.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11- 4 (Update: 2016-11- 4)