“Late last month there was jubilation in the Samsung camp with the news that NTT DoCoMo was going to be the first carrier to offer a Tizen powered device – a smartphone powered by Samsung’s own OS,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Samsung was so excited about the project that they had sent invites out for an event scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, according to The Times of India.”

“Last week we reported that Japan’s largest carrier NTT Docomo had added more subscribers than its rivals for the first time since December 2011, gaining 279,100 net users last month due to their big push selling Apple’s iPhone,” Purcher reports. “Was Docomo’s success with the iPhone enough for them to kill the Tizen project?”

Purcher reports, “On January 16, Sankei Business quoted a high-ranking official at the telecoms operator as saying, ‘The release date is up in the air for now, and the project itself may be canceled.’ Ouch!”

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MacDailyNews Take: Tizen’t happening. 🙂

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