Tizen-running Samsung Z1 debuts Jan 14, can sideload Android apps
Samsung is finally going to announce their second Tizen smartphone. However, this will only the first time the Korean company actually releases one.
Back-forward to August 2014: The phone maker unveiled the Samsung Z running on Tizen OS hoping the phone would go on sale soon enough. Months after the announcement, Samsung is yet to launch the smartphone into the market due to low response of app developers.
And here we are in 2015. Samsung has done something again with Tizen — the Samsung Z1 — only cheaper. The new smartphone isn’t limited to just apps made specifically for the little-known OS, it will support Android apps on the go. This is possible via OpenMobile’s Application Compatibility Layer which is specifically structured to work on the device “ACL-enabled Android apps perform as native on the Tizen operating system, with minimal latency.”
Samsung is expected to launch the Z1 in India tomorrow (14th January). Meanwhile the handset features a 4″ WVGA display, 0.75GB of RAM, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and 3MP camera. Price of the device is expected to stay under $100.
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