Samsung has now started sending out invites for an event that will take place in Barcelona on February 23, at Hotel ARTS. The event is going to be focused solely on the Tizen platform, and Samsung claims that only at this event, the press and enthusiasts will have the chance to get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices.
While NTT Docomo will most likely not be present at the event, other backers are expected to attend, such as SK Telecom, KT Corporation and LG U+.
On the invitation Samsung says:
"We ask you to Reserve time from 3-6 PM CET on 23 February 2014 at Hotel Union Arts Barcelona Where you also have the Opportunity to hear from Will and Interview Tizen Association Board Members."
The question : Is Samsung going to showcase some Tizen devices and not the Galaxy S5 yet, will they then launch it there or little after with Tizen OS in? or it is to early for that?
The symptoms are Samsung is preparing the field to abandon Android sooner or later, adopting its own Tizen mobile OS for all their handsets.
LG is also coming first with webOS Smart TVs already showcased at CES 2014, and right after that with webOS Home appliances, smartphones, phatablets and tablets, and in some point LG may abandon Android also.
The mobile OS market race will change then between Android, Apple iOS, Windows Phone, Tizen and webOS.
Let`s see how the future will turn for mobile this 2014 and 2015. We just wait.
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