Samsung’s Tizen initiative isn’t dead and they even have phones with this OS in the making. Even though they unveiled Tizen OS 3.0 last fall, they have yet to implement it on a new smartphone.
The Tizen devices are usually sold in areas like India, Bangladesh and Nigeria. The newcomer is called SM-Z250F and it’s also known under the codename “Pride” internally. It will debut in the same countries where the Z2 model was sold and word has it that voice control will be a big focus here. I wouldn’t count out the inclusion of Bixby on this machine, of course after it debuts on the Galaxy S8.
Tizen 3.0 supports Vulkan APIs, so it’s good for gaming and it has also been used a lot on Samsung’s smart TVs and wearables. The platform is also “Internet of things ready”, being able to power refrigerators, light bulbs and washing machines. This OS is a bit like Windows 10, since devs can write code for it, that works on both large and small screen models.
Security has also been beefed up. Expect midrange to high end specs on the Samsung newcomer.