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Samsung Z is powered by a 2.3GHz, quad-core Intel processor

We knew this moment was coming. In the past few months, Samsung has made an effort to get its in-house Tizen mobile operating system into the hands of more consumers. In late February, it tested the waters with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches running the operating system. Just this past week, Samsung provided an update to the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch that replaced its original Android operating system with Tizen.
Today, Samsung is going one step further with the launch of the Samsung Z — the world first smartphone running Tizen. Although Samsung told us back in late April that its first Tizen smartphone would be a “high-end” device, its specs don’t exactly scream “flagship” like its Galaxy S 5 cousin.

The Samsung Z features a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel processor with 2GB of RAM, 4.8” HD Super AMOLED (720p), 16GB of memory, microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, fingerprint sensor, and LTE connectivity.
Compared to Android, the Samsung Z is said to “[deliver] a fast, optimal performance with improved memory management” and “offers a faster startup time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities.”

“Samsung is committed to enhancing the mobile experience of consumers with innovation that is both personal and unique to their needs,” continued DJ Lee, Samsung’s Marketing chief. “The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilize applications more effectively.”

The Samsung Z will first be made available in Russia starting in Q3 of this year, and will late expand to other markets around the world. There is no word yet on U.S. availability.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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By someguy123 on 6/2/2014 10:22:36 AM , Rating: 2
With android they have to pay up to microsoft for licensing.

Tizen is probably cheaper in the long run. Not being reliant on google is just a bonus.

By bug77 on 6/2/2014 10:32:51 AM , Rating: 2
If you really think about, if it was something in Android that needed licensing, Microsoft would have asked the money straight from Google. But since it went after manufacturers instead, I believe the licensed part is not actually in Android, but rather something manufacturer themselves add to the devices.

By Reclaimer77 on 6/2/2014 1:44:16 PM , Rating: 4
Folks get their panties in a bunch over NSA collecting metadata... Google is collecting actual data and nobody bats an eye.

What the NSA is doing is hella illegal and yeah, we get our "panties in a wad" when the Government starts assuming everyone in the country is a terrorist. I don't know about you, but that's a little more scary than someone delivering ads that I can opt out of.

Anyone comparing Google to the NSA is just crazy.

By Alexvrb on 6/3/2014 12:28:32 AM , Rating: 2
Legally or otherwise, the NSA digs through data that others harvest. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, et al. So yeah, you should be concerned with what Google collects from you. Google might just be using it for ads, but the NSA wants to know all about you damned "domestic terrorists", and the Google cloud is a good place to start looking.

By tayb on 6/2/2014 12:19:48 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung is going to pay licensing to Microsoft unless they run Windows Phone.

By stm1185 on 6/2/2014 11:28:38 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung should just buy into Microsofts services like Apple does for Siri. Use Bing to fuel search and a digital assistant on Tizen. Get Mapping through Nokia. Use their cloud.

They need services, they can't get them from Google, and MS has shown they are willing to put theirs on other OS, and furthermore that theirs are actually good.

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