Samsung targets India with new Tizen-powered smartphone

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    Samsung won’t give up on its Tizen operating system for smartphones and launched a new handset running the OS, aimed at price-sensitive users in India.

    The South Korean company uses Google’s Android operating system for most of its smartphones, but sees a potential for Tizen in low-end smartphones, wearables, TVs and the “Internet of Things,” consisting of sensor-connected devices.

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    The Samsung Z3 phone costs 8,490 rupees (US$130). Samsung launched its first Tizen phone, the Samsung Z1, in India in January and said in June it had sold 1 million of the 5,700 rupees phones.

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