Next Tizen showcase in China not Russia

And the Samsung Z has a Qualcomm not an Intel processor

intel's sousou showcased Z with qualcomm inside

It seems that the The Tizen Developer Conference held this week [June 2014] in San Francisco, USA was such a success they’ve decided to hold another one. The 2nd Tizen Developer Summit 2014 will be held in Shanghai, China some time in October [2014]. That’s about as much information as is currently available. So keep looking here. To GoMo News this seems a rather odd choice of location given that about that time the Samsung Z – the first ever handset running Tizen, will actually go on sale in Russia. Why not hold it in Moscow?

Choosing Russia as the first place to launch a new handset OS like Tizen seems a bit of a strange choice for Samsung.

So we are trying to second guess the Korean manufacturer’s thinking. One of the key elements for the success of a mobile OS is of course – apps.

Now Tizen is a an open source operating system. The Z was welcomed thus by Brian Warner, Tizen project manager at the Linux Foundation.

He said, “Open source is the engine that drives innovation in the technology industry and has become a ubiquitous agent of change across many markets.”

So we suspect that Samsung is hoping that the hordes of programmers living in Russia and other former Soviet countries will be prepared to devote time to creating Tizen apps.

We’d also speculate that it is pretty hard to get your app onto the Google App store if your bank account is in Russia.

There is an official Tizen Store which you can find here but you won’t find any apps in it yet.

However, if you live in Russian then you’ll be first to get your hands on the world’s first Tizen smartphone (Samsung Z)  in order to test those apps in real life.

Incidentally, GoMo News was amused to note that in addition to JD Choi of Samsung, the other co-chair of the Tizen Technical Steering Group – Imad Sousou of Intel was there at the Samsung Z announcement.

Which is a giggle since the Z actually has a Qualcomm quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC inside it. Not an Intel processor.

Finally, for some reason Samsung didn’t provide us with the full network specs for the Samsung Z. The missing info for its GSM compatibility is below.

Cellular (GSM) Network 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA
Frequencies (HHz) 850, 900, 1800, 1900

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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