Leading South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung has revealed that all of its smart TVs in 2015 will come equipped with a new platform built around the Tizen operating system.
“Building our Smart Platform around Tizen is a groundbreaking step towards a much more intelligent and integrated system,” said Won Jin Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Tizen not only enriches the entertainment experience for our customers today, but unlocks great potential for the future in home entertainment.”
The change suggests that Samsung is keen to lessen its dependence on Google’s Android operating system.
The redesigned Smart Hub is displayed on one screen enabling easy navigation and quick access. The new Smart Hub features easy access to content, with the first screen displaying the viewer’s most recent content and tailored content recommendations.
Samsung stresses that another important update to the system is how easily the TV can now sync with other devices. Using Wi-Fi Direct, content is seamlessly shared from a mobile device to a TV and vice-versa, it says, with “just one click”.
Samsung will unveil its first Tizen smart TVs at the CES in Las Vegas next week.