Samsung grows market share of Tizen to global dominance

A research firm says more people have Tizen-powered smart TVs in their homes than any other native TV operating system in the world.
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Samsung’s third-quarter sales helped cement the company’s Tizen operating system as the market leader in global connected smart TVs, according to a research note issued last week.

Overall, global shipments of smart TVs and related Internet-connected streaming video devices grew 19 percent during the financial third quarter, with Strategy Analytics estimating more than 81.3 million devices shipped to households around the world, bringing the total number of Internet-connected streaming video devices to just over 1.2 billion.

But Samsung’s Tizen-powered smart TVs came out on top last quarter, with the company selling more than…


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