Launch of Tizen-based smartphone OS delayed: NTT Docomo
TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo said on Friday that the launch of a new smartphone operating system to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS had been pushed back owing to development delays.
The open source offering called Tizen, based on the Linux operating system, is the product of a tie-up between companies from Japan, China, South Korea, Europe and the United States.
The consortium that makes up Tizen Association include Docomo, US giant Intel, Japan's Fujitsu, South Korea's Samsung and LG, China's Huawei, and European mobile carriers Vodafone and Orange.
Docomo's president had previously said he hoped the new system would launch by the end of the current fiscal year to March.