Here Comes Tizen! Samsung To Host Its First Developer Conference In October

Matt Hamblen | Computerworld | July 23, 2013

Focus of Samsung Developers Conference could be on Tizen OS, not Android, and on building apps for unique Samsung utilities

Samsung is the largest maker of Android smartphones, which make up up 70% of the overall worldwide smartphone market. Now the company's dependence on Android seems poised to start shifting to the open source Tizen OS.

On Tuesday, Samsung announced plans to hold its first developer conference from Oct.27-29 in San Francisco, where developers can "learn about Samsung tools and SDKs [software developer kits]."

A spokeswoman said the event will be "cross-platform, cross-product," meaning that it will cover more than just the Android OS and smartphones that run it.