Samsung has been looking to focus more on its own operating system, Tizen with launching a new smartwatch powered by it. We were under the impression that the South Korean tech giant was planning to expand the Tizen love to smartphones as well with the Samsung Z being released soon.
However, with delays occurring, TizenExperts reports that the company may just be looking to shelve the Samsung Z. Instead, Samsung may be planning to challenge other OEMs like XiaoMi before frying bigger fish. XiaoMi has seen a lot of success with lower end budget phones and it looks like Samsung might just do the same. The fact that Tizen was initially meant for devices that have 256 MB of RAM supports this move by the company as the OS would run better on a lower end phone.
There has yet to be an official statement by any Samsung representative about killing off the Samsung Z project. So, as much as it would make sense, this news needs to be taken with a grain of salt.