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Samsung Didn’t Bring Its Tizen Phone to Russia. But We Rocked Dev Summit Anyway

In our previous post, we highlighted the Samsung Z Unpacked Event where Samsung’s first consumer-ready Tizen smartphone was scheduled to launch on July 10th for the Russian market.

However, the event was cancelled at the last moment and so team rollApp joined the Tizen community only at the Developer Summit in Moscow.

Why Tizen Smartphone Postponed 

In a statement sent to The Verge, Samsung said that it “plans to postpone” the Russian release of the phone, but will continue to “actively work with Tizen Association members to further develop TIzen OS and the Tizen ecosystem.”

Vlad Pavlov, rollApp CEO and founder, in his talk with Wall Street Journal’s Olga Razumovskaya commented: “I definitely see movement, it’s just a natural process — this is how business works.” In a statement to WSJ, the Korean company said “the smartphone will appear on the Russian market later, when we can offer our users a fullest portfolio of applications.”

How rollApp Brings Cloud-Based Apps to Tizen

And that’s exactly where rollApp steps in – our online virtualization technology already allowed us to port over 50 applications to Tizen OS. See how we did it in this handy presentation.

rollApp CEO Vlad Pavlov and CTO Dima Malenko rehearsing their presentation. 

During the summit, we unveiled rollApp’s cross-platform development for Tizen, shook hands, smiled a lot, and listened to awesome people like Kirill Danilov, Renat Nyazhemetdinov, Ash Nazir, Kirill Chuvilin among many others with their insights on Unity-Tizen tools, Zvooq for Tizen, Tizen App Store, Android vs Tizen, and even the future of Uber.

You can easily imagine how awesome it was by checking out our photos from the event. Visited #TDSR14? Tag yourself in a photo and give rollApp a like! We’ll see you all next time.

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