The iPhone 5S is the first smartphone to feature a 64 bit processor and Samsung clearly doesn’t want to be left behind, announcing that their next Galaxy smartphone release will match the specifications of the iPhone. However, they have also said that it will be some time before the next Galaxy reaches shelves. Going by the usual release pattern, users should expect to have to wait until the end of March for an announcement and May for a release of the phone.
The Galaxy 5 could be the first smartphone to use the company’s Tizen operating system which, according to co-chief executive Boo-Keun Yoon has been designed specifically to bring all Samsung devices into a single ecosystem with devices like TVs, smartphones, and home appliances all linked together.
The company has announced that it will launch its first Tizen based TV sets next year and Boo-Keun Yoon has intimated that all future Samsung devices may be running on the Tizen operating system. This could bring the dream of a true, connected smart home into reality.
Prior to the launch of the Galaxy S4, rumours had started to circulate that Samsung would move away from Android to its own operating system. The initial press launch made no mention of Android and it took a joint statement from Samsung and Google to reiterate the fact that there were no plans for the two companies to stop working together.
Tizen is a joint venture but would not be tied specifically to the popularity of the Android operating system. It is a joint venture between Samsung and Intel.