Samsung to bring Tizen-based devices to market

Jan 03, 2013, 9:13 AM EST
The Samsung logo is displayed at the company's headquarters on December 11, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. One of the main South Ko
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Tizen is a Linux-based operating system that will power mobile devices Samsung plans to release in 2013. Currently, Google's Android is the most popular OS on Samsung's devices, but the phone maker will lessen its dependency on Google's software through hosting this Intel-backed system.