Yesterday as I commented that Samsung had announced that all new smart TVs would be running with Tizen and would be presented at the CES 2015 in a few days. Now the company has decided to present some additional details about the software used in their new TVs and several updates that will be arriving throughout the year were announced.
Tizen is an operating system that Samsung and other companies have been developing for a long time, becoming a popular alternative to Android from Google. For a long time South Korea has tried to launch a smartphone that makes use of Tizen, but plans have been delayed several times for various reasons. Still, Samsung has managed to successfully implement Tizen products like smartwatch Gear 2 and NX300M camera for example. In June last year was shown a draft of the platform interface for smart TVs, and has now been shown what would be the final version of it.
As you can see there are several tools and applications that have access directly from the main interface, and you can customize them to suit our use. In addition to the previously announced compatibility with PlayStation Network, new Samsung TVs also provide us access to Samsung and Milk Sports Live Video and include a game of DreamWorks Animation. These TVs offer WiDi connectivity to connect to devices like smartphones, as well as Bluetooth LE so we can enjoy TV content to our mobile, even when turned off.
Various models of smart TVs will be launched during the course of the year, as announced by Samsung will use all Tizen operating system instead of Android.