According to SamMobile and a few others the images above and below are the latest Samsung Tizen OS 2.1 update, which we’re expecting the company to showcase at Mobile World Congress in February of 2014, which is followed with rumors stating a mid-2014 launch of the new mobile operating system.
The company has integrated most of the popular apps from the current flagship Galaxy S and Note series on Android. Things such as calendar, contacts, dialer, messaging, and a few others, not to mention Galaxy S specific apps like S-Beam. Meaning Samsung could be preparing to launch a new Galaxy S (second Galaxy S5) next year with Tizen on one, and Android on the other.
You’ll notice plenty of spelling errors in these latest screenshots, which we’re hearing is due to beta software which hasn’t been fully translated yet, or these could be fake. Considering how similar yet improved they are from previous leaks, we’re likely looking at the official Samsung Tizen OS 2.1 here.
The notification pulldown bar steals plenty from Android and Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, even if it’s clunky and a little messy, but we certainly see plenty of areas the OS is clean and user friendly, and could improve into something quite nice. We’re definitely looking at a clean OS that still needs work, and look forward to learning more early next year about Samsung’s Android competition.