New Smartphone Operating System Tizen Delayed

New Smartphone Operating System Delayed By NTT Docomo

Launch of iOS, Android rival delayed, NTT Docomo told

Karachi Pakistan (Friday, January 10, 2014) – Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo said Friday that the launch of a new smartphone operating system to rival Google s Android and Apple s iOS had been pushed back owing to development delays.

NTT DoCoMo New Mobile Operating System

NTT DoCoMo New Mobile Operating System

Open source offering called Tizen, based on the Linux operating system, is the product of a tie-up between companies from Japan, China, South Korea, Europe and the United States.

The consortium that makes up Tizen Association include Docomo, US giant Intel, Japan s Fujitsu, South Korea s Samsung and LG, China s Huawei, and European mobile carriers Vodafone and Orange.
Docomo s president had previously said he hoped the new system would launch by the end of the current fiscal year to March.

But that timeline is being pushed back because Docomo is still “developing products that would maximise the features of the Tizen”, company spokesman Jun Otori told AFP. Tizen is among a handful of new smartphone platforms expected to hit the market this year to challenge the stranglehold of Android and iOS.

The systems account for more than 90 percent of the smartphone market, with BlackBerry and Microsoft s Windows Phone vying for third spot.

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