“We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions.” With this Statement, Samsung has made its strategic move away from a dependency on Android official. Analysts see this as a reaction to Googles acquisition of Motorola, which meant the search giant became a Competitor to its Android Partners, forcing them to think of Android alternatives.
Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported that Samsung will release a Tizen-based smartphone in Japan through wireless carrier NTT Docomo later this year. Global carrier Vodafone is another partner in the Tizen Assiciation.
Apart from Hardware Manufacturers it is also carriers who are interested in a new phone platform, since the revenue streams of iOS and Android mostly pass them by and make them easily replaceable.