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Tizen phones were supposed to start arriving this month, however now the first Tizen mobile phone could well be delayed till the end of the year.

At the really newest Tizen was supposed to arrive in September, however according to reports out today, that’s not going to take place either.

The site talked to strange ‘people familiar with Samsung’s strategies,’ who said the first Tizen phone has actually been delayed until the 4th quarter of 2013.

Tizen is the open source mobile OS based upon Linux, and Samsung might utilize it to wean itself off of Google’s Android.

That is, if it ever arrives

The first Tizen phone was supposed to officially break cover this month, however we are 3 days into July and we have not heard a peep.

Now Oriental website i24news expects the first Samsung Tizen phone to be unveiled in September at the IFA 2013 in Berlin.

We’ve actually asked Samsung to clarify whether Tizen phones are still expected to introduce this quarter, and we will update if we receive any details.

The problem of apps

No U.S. carriers have thrown their full support behind the Tizen OS by accepting carry it yet, though Sprint has an interest in the task as one of the 11 partners backing it.

Elsewhere, NTT Docomo in Japan and Orange have actually supposedly shown interest.

Unlike the fairly budget friendly Firefox OS devices slowly entering the international smartphone market, Tizen mobiles are anticipated to be rather high-end when they do launching.

But it’ll still struggle to push on if its app shop is discovered lacking, a problem that’s tormented various other systems like Windows Phone 8 recently. That truth could even belong to the phone’s delay.