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Samsung Preparing Tizen-based Galaxy S3 Smartphones?

Shortly after rumours that Samsung is winding up development for Bada OS and days after the launch of Tizen 1.0 (AKA Larkspur), the Korean company is apparently ramping up investment for the Tizen platform which will merge Nokia's Maemo, Samsung's Bada and Intel's Moblin altogether.

According to Tizen Talk which has published a few pictures of the beast, the smartphone has a dual core ARM-based processor based at 1.2GHz and from the pictures we can guess that it has a front facing camera, a side microUSB port, a single home button like the iPhone and a screen resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels with a display diagonal of 4.65in - like Galaxy Nexus.

We must note that it is slightly ironical that the phone hasn't been developed on Intel's own Medfield platform as it is the case for Orange Santa Clara which runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a rival to Tizen.

It's worth mentioning that the phones do not bear any resemblance with the Galaxy S3 at this stage and are likely to be the equivalent of Qualcomm's Mobile Development Platform which provide with a working test unit for developers to try new things.

But we can't help and think that Samsung may be mulling plans to release both Windows Phone and Tizen on the same hardware platform as the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Source : TizenTalk

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