Samsung, still busy applying the finishing touches to the Corby and B3310 phones before their final release, has now confirmed that it is developing its own, in house, operating system for use on mobile phone platforms.
Many observers have seen this new announcement as long overdue because, despite the fact that the company is the second largest mobile phone maker in the world, it doesn't have its own OS - unlike Nokia, for example, which has Symbian and, more recently, Maemo. The closest the company has gotten to creating any sort of unique, proprietry interface has been its development of the TouchWiz skin. However, that has merely been placed on top of the likes of Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian.
"As have other leading mobile phone makers, Samsung has considered the necessity of developing its own operating system. And now is the right time to realize that advancement," said Dong-hoon Chan, head of mobile devices design group at Samsung to Telecoms Korea.
According to the Unwired website, there are no details as to when the new OS will appear but we will keep you informed.
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