Samsung Tizen-Based TVs Could Hit Market In 2014, CEO Says

Shara Tibken | CNET | September 12, 2013

Boo-Keun Yoon, co-CEO of Samsung and head of the consumer electronics business, tells a German publication that the company is working on televisions running the open source operating system.

Samsung's Tizen operating system may debut in TVs as soon as next year, one of the company's CEOs said in an interview with a German publication.

The Korean electronics company has been working on Tizen, an open-source software, as an alternative to Android. Tizen gives the company more control over its own future, allowing it to rely less on Google and more on its home-grown software. In TVs, Samsung already makes its own software. But as it tries to give devices more functionality and connect them together, that's easier to do with a common operating system.