Samsung Electronics Co, is set to release Tizen open-source powered smart phones between August and September this year.
The South Korean electronics giant said the device will be the best product equipped with the best specifications.
Tizen is an open source operating system developed by Intel and Samsung and promises thousands of applications for users to choose from.
Bloomberg report, cites an interview with Y.H. Lee, executive vice president of marketing for Samsung’s mobile business who says: “The Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category.”
According to the report, there are no Tizen devices on the market but over ten firms including Samsung, Intel, Sprint are moving to Tizen, away from Google’s Android.
The Webkit-based operating system is built on the Linux kernel and provides an alternative to Android, Google’s operating system found in the best-selling Samsung Galaxy line-up of phones and tablets.
The development of Tizen has come at a time when the smartphone is already dominated by Google’s Android and iOS with Windows OS , BlackBerry OS and Firefox OS also finding their niche.
China’s Huawei Technologies Co. is also developing its devices for the Tizen operating system.