Chipping away at the Android and iOS monopoly.
According to an interview with Samsung Mobile Chief J.K. Shin published in the Wall Street Journal, Samsung plans on releasing smartphones with Tizen OS sometime in the third quarter of this year.
Tizen is an OS based on web standards such as HTML and supports a wide range of devices from smartphones to tablets, smart TVs and the like. It also supports open-sources such as LiMo and Linux foundation.
The platform further encourages HTML5 app development, which Intel, Samsung, and many others are betting becoming mainstream in the next few years.