Samsung makes ‘Tizen Lite’ for cheap phones




Samsung makes a light version of its Linux-based Tizen OS for cheap mobile phones. Tizen Lite has a memory the size of 256MB and 512MB storage memory of the size needed to function.

The screens of these phones have a resolution of 480×320 pixels or 320×240 pixels, shows a slide of a developer meeting in the South Korean capital Seoul who Handheld Blog has published . These resolutions are now used for smartphones under 100 or 150 euros and by the time Tizen Lite appears on the market, those resolutions probably reserved for an even cheaper phones category.

Besides Tizen Mobile Lite is also a Tizen Mobile Full, which requires 512MB RAM and supports displays with higher resolutions of 1280×800 pixels, for example. What differences there are in addition to these requirements is unclear. That Samsung, the market leader in cheap smartphones, wants to make a cheaper version for mobile phones is obvious.

Samsung has been working for several years would come to market this year, to Tizen and the first smartphones but would be delayed until February 2014. Nevertheless with Tizen already appeared the first product in the stores, a Samsung camera for the South Korean market, the NX300M, already has a version of Tizen aboard.

Next fall would Tizen 3.0 should appear, including support for 64bit processors and different user. The current version of Tizen is 2.2.1.



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