The paper, a local business daily, said Samsung
will hold a press conference on Dec. 10 to launch its first
Tizen smartphone, to be called the Z1. A Samsung Electronics
spokeswoman declined to comment.
Samsung had initially planned to launch a Tizen smartphone in
Russia in the third quarter but scrapped the plan. The firm said
at the time that it wanted to further enhance the ecosystem
behind Tizen. Only a handful of devices, including the firm's
smartwatch products, currently run on the platform.
The majority of Samsung's mobile devices are based on Google's
Android platform. The South Korean firm's push to develop its
own operating system is part of efforts to reduce dependence on
the U.S. firm, but delays in product launches have undercut
(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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