Among all of the smartphone launches by Samsung we forgot that the company has another launch planned for this month and that is of their first Tizen-powered phone Samsung Z1. The smartphone will first launch in India but eventually be rolled out to other emerging markets. With the way this elusive Tizen-based smartphone has been delayed time after time, there are still doubts if we will be looking at it on 18th January, the planned launch date.
Samsung Z1 will be the company’s first smartphone with a Tizen based OS. This is Samsung’s pitch to bring in an alternative to Android and produce entry-level smartphones. To this point things have been a bit bumpy as the launch date had been postponed several times due to various reasons. Samsung has made use of Tizen based OS in its wearables and appliances but Samsung Z1 is their first pitch at bringing it to a smartphone.
One of the developments that we have coma across today regarding the Z1 is that it will be able to run android apps.This will be possible with the help of an application available in the Tizen app store, Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) developed by the company OpenMobile.
This innovative technology has the power to transform the Tizen platform into a vibrant ecosystem with access to hundreds of thousands of apps. OpenMobile Application Compatibility Layer is the only product in the market that will bring the Android run time environment to the Tizen OS with high levels of app compatibility.
Initially the ACL will provide access to 1000 Android applications and that could improve in the future depending on the reception of this aspect among consumers. We think so that it will be a welcome addition but for Samsung Z1 to be a success the company has to offer something great themselves too.
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