Samsung spokeperson stated to CNET that the korean manufacturer indeed plans “to unveil competitive Tizen-based devices within 2013”. No other details are offered, but the availability and scale of the launch remain “based on market situations”. It appears Samsung aren’t really in a hurry. Android and Windows Phone are already establish and have plenty of innovation to be explored within their ecosystems and functionalities.
Tizen is developed by Samsung and Intel and overseen by the Linux Foundation. Each of the companies has its own reasons to back the open-source system. It appears Linux is the future of smartphones. In 2014 we expect the first Ubuntu phones, and by that time the purple open-source distro’s mobile version will be seeing competition from Tizen and Sailfish (both linux-based), along with the already dominant Android, iOS and Windows Phone.