What to expect from Samsung Redwood– the first Tizen Phoneby Sushant Bhosale September 12, 2013 0 comments
There was a time, in and around 2011, when the smartphone wars had started. Apple was clearly the front runner then. But things have changed, and now Android smartphones, mostly from Samsung, rule the game. In such market dynamics, Samsung would clearly want to become entirely independent as far as the OS goes. This is where Tizen OS comes into picture.
Tizen OS is an open source operating system, which is being developed by two of the biggest hardware giants– Intel and Samsung. Intel had its MeeGo OS, and Samsung had its Bada OS. Both have failed in the fast, and this Tizen OS is an attempt to revive things. It was thought that the project has been scrapped. But the first Samsung phone, running Tizen OS would be Samsung Redwood.
It’s an exciting phone, and might come out in the later quarter of the year. Samsung Redwood, will mark the beginning of an effort from Samsung to move from Android to Tizen OS, which will offer greater customizability to its users.When it comes to India, the phone would be priced around INR 30000 to 40000. The specs and features are still tentative, and everything we know about the device comes from leaks.
Design and Specs:
One thing we would be sure of is the design. It looks pretty much like the Galaxy phones– The rounded edges, very few physical buttons, and a thin bezel. As for the hardware specs, it is supposed to have 1.2 GHz ARM dual core processors. The phone would run Tizen Magnolia 2.1, which might have the TouchWiz UI, which has worked so well for Samsung in the past. The other features are tentative for the device.
Like all the high end phones, the Redwood will come with at least 8 MP camera coupled with LED flash, and standard features like autofocus, face detection etc.
As for connectivity, the phone will most probably have LTE support, along with the usual WiFi and Bluetooth. Micro-HDMI ports are now a standard feature.
OS and other features:
It will come with Tizen 2.1. The interface will be TouchWiz UI, which has been massively successful with Android, will probably still be in place for Tizen OS. The reason why Samsung wants to switch to Tizen is probably because it wants to become like Apple or Microsoft, who have their own handsets and also run the OS that they develop.
Samsung Redwood might be a refreshing take on the operating system side of the smartphones. Redwood might pave the way for Samsung to launch flagship phones like Galaxy S4 with its own Tizen OS. Keep a watch on the latest releases for mobile phones and visit compareraja.in for the best deals.