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Tizen OS on a Samsung device turns reality, features of next big update explained

The Samsung NX300M camera has just been released by the company in Korea, and what’s startling about the whole affair is that the company has decided to infuse it with Tizen 2.2.1 OS. Taking a break from its virtually unending line of Android products, the company has showcased its first ever device to bear the open source Linux-based operating system backed by Intel and Sammy itself.

It should be noted that Tizen 2.2.1 is indeed capable of running on smartphones and tablets. And that’s not all; as reported by the Handheld blog, a new update to the Tizen OS numbered 3.0 will contain a slew of improvements and features. Firstly, it’s supposed to bring with it an upgraded core OS and toolchain.

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Moreover, much like the Android OS, multi-user support will also be brought out with Tizen 3.0. Taking queues form Apple’s iOS, the developers of this operating system have decided to infuse in it support for 64-bit architectures as well as IA and ARM chips.

A new 3D UI framework will be introduced by the Tizen 3.0 update, apart from an HTML 5 application runtime dubbed Crosswalk which is based on Google’s Chromium/Blink. It has been mentioned however, that this update should not be expected to arrive anytime before Q3 of 2014.

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For those who wish to experience the OS, the Tizen 2.2.1-equipped Samsung NX300M camera is the latest device in the league. It comes equipped with a 20.3MP sensor, and a 3.31-inch OLED screen. Furthermore, it even bears support for Wi-Fi and NFC. Watch the video in the space below to know more about it.