Samsung’s push to break free from Google starts in February

Jacob Siegal
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Week in and week out we keep hearing about how Samsung is planning to branch out beyond Android, but as 2013 draws to a close, the only future Samsung phone receiving any attention is the Galaxy S5. According to ITNews, the long delayed expansion into new territory is finally going to begin during a press event in February when Samsung will finally unveil a new lineup of devices running the Tizen OS.

Samsung has yet to delve into specifics, but the event will take place in Barcelona on February 23rd, the day before the Mobile World Congress begins. As per the invitation, attendees will be treated to “an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices as well as an opportunity to learn about the major milestones that the Tizen project has hit since last year’s event.”

Analysts believe that now is the time for Samsung to strike if it plans on making any notable impact on the smartphone market.

“It’s pretty simple,” CCS Insight VP Geoff Blaber tells ITNews. “At Mobile World Congress [Samsung] has to show commercial devices.”

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