The Samsung Z, which the company will show off at the
Tizen is a Linux-based open-source OS with no clear licensing structure. While Samsung developed a large portion of the platform's core functionality, other elements of the system are still open source.
In February, Samsung launched updated versions of its Gear companion watch, all of which carried the Tizen OS. The event, at
A report by Reuters indicated that the launch of the Z would be in selected markets, which may serve as a test bed for what will be a comparatively modest Tizen ecosystem. Samsung does operate its own app store, but has no track-record of building the kind of loyalty base enjoyed by Google Play or the
"There is plenty of room and plenty of opportunity for a strong third vendor; arguably if you can carve out 10% of a 2bn-units market in smartphones [2018 estimate], then that could be an opportunity," she said.
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