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Samsung to release Tizen for home appliances

Samsung is reportedly working on a new version of its Tizen operating system, designed specially for home appliances. The development has the potential to dramatically increase the number of products that are powered by the software, with the South Korean company said to have big ambitions for the platform.

Originally developed primarily as a mobile OS, Tizen is already used in a number of products, such as Samsung’s smart TVs.

According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is now said to be developing a new edition of Tizen. The intention is for Tizen to become ubiquitous across Samsung’s home appliance ranges.

A source familiar with the situation told The Korea Herald that Samsung’s plans are extensive, with the publication reporting that the new version of Tizen would “be applied for all of Samsung’s home appliances, including small devices such as vacuum cleaners”.

Samsung’s plans are said to be well advanced, with Tizen for home appliances reportedly set to launch in either late 2016, or at the beginning of next year.

[via The Korea Herald]