We really liked MeeGo OS, but MeeGo now is dead and got replaced with "Tizen", Someone got their hands on the Tizen SDK and snapped several screenshots. Note that they are not from a real device but from an emulator. Still, it is a preview of what we can expect.
The SDK is supposed to come out in Q1 of 2012, so seeing a preview of it at CES is likely. When the phone will appear is another matter. Anyway, here are the screenshots in question. They can almost be confused for Bada screenshots, with little remaining of MeeGo innovative design.
Interestingly, the Tizen SDK reports the browser user agent as Samsung I9500. The odd thing is not that Samsung is working on a Tizen phone, but that the I9xxx line is usually for their flagship Androids I9000 Galaxy S, I9100 Galaxy S II, I9250 Galaxy Nexus. That was rumored before that the I9500 will be the Galaxy S III.
We all know that the GALAXY S III model No. is I9300, Today we gonna show you the Samsung I9500 "Codenamed: Fraser". This is the World's first Tizen Smartphone. Sadly, this phone currently Available for developers ONLY to create and test Apps on the Tizen Platform.
Tizen is a New Mobile Operating System developed my Samsung based on HTML5 and it has an Android Emulator that can run all Android Apps beside its own platform Apps too. This Samsung phone may be the future of another Great platform that could be the Android's successor.
The smartphone runs on the Tizen Larkspur SLP 2.0 operating system and powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual Core. The device was given away for all developers who attended the Tizen Developers Conference in San Francisco
Samsung has for a long time planned to replace its own smartphone platform "Bada" with Tizen OS, Tizen was known as "MeeGo" before being ditched by Nokia that preferred Windows Phone OS. While many of us hoped to see the first Tizen-running phone from Samsung this year, it seems like Samsung is going to be a bit too busy for that.
Instead of Releasing the First Tizen smarthphone in 2012, Samsung will be focusing on the development of Android devices, as well as on smartphones running Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8. Samsung decided to push Tizen to Next Year 2013.