Samsung Z: Move Over Android, It's Time For Tizen


Samsung Z

After years defining, dominating and setting the bar for Android-based smartphones, the world this week was introduced to the latest Samsung smartphone: the Samsung Z. With hardware that's roughly on par with its other high-end phones, the Z will run Tizen, a version of Linux that the company has been quietly helping develop for years. While it would be unwise to bet against Samsung's designers and marketing prowess when it comes to Linux-based smartphones, the Z trails Samsung Galaxy phones in several major ways, any one of which alone could be a deal-killer. Here's a look at the Samsung Z specs and how they stack up against its current high-end models.