LineageOS is proving that there is still plenty of enthusiasm for custom ROMs amongst the Android community, with an impressive rate of adoption. Despite having only been officially launched on 24 December last year, there has been over half a million active installs of the burgeoning operating system.
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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.
Huawei could be considering dropping Android Wear and instead switching to Samsung’s Tizen for future smartwatches. With few Android Wear devices being planned for the future by manufacturers, the loss of Huawei’s support would be a significant blow to the platform.
A new mobile operating system is being developed in Russia. The platform is being targeted at enterprise users, as well as those who are concerned about privacy.
Tizen may not be a household name, but Samsung’s operating system is actually used fairly widely. And now the South Korean electronics giant is planning a major update, with Tizen 3.0 set to be launched in September.
A report has emerged claiming that Samsung is testing its Tizen operating system in all major European markets. It appears that the South Korean manufacturer could launch Tizen-powered smartphones in Europe over the next year.
More parts of the world could have access to an increased number of smartphones running Tizen, Samsung’s own mobile operating system, over the course of 2015. Following promising sales, the South Korean electronics giant is now looking to expand the reach of the OS.
As the dominant mobile operating system, Android has competition from two very well-resourced, formidable competitors in the form of iOS and Windows. Given the strength of these established players, competing in the mobile OS market is theoretically an almost-impossible task for any insurgent.
There is speculation that Microsoft could be planning a major change in strategy when it comes to apps on Windows Phone devices. The company is said to be considering introducing Android apps to its smartphone platform.
Samsung’s short-term strategy for Tizen is becoming clearer. The company has announced that the platform will be used to power all of its smart TVs released during 2015.