Photo: tizentalk.com

Photo: tizentalk.com

Samsung’s first device running the Tizen operating system, an open-source Android alternative jointly developed by Samsung and Intel, has reportedly been delayed from its planned August launch to October. Korean site iNews24 (via Techmeme) says that the main reason for the delay is issues with the Tizen app store Samsung is developing.

Tizen is aimed at low-cost handsets, primarily for Asian markets, though Samsung’s handsets are expected to make their debut in Europe. The IFA show in Berlin in September is the most likely venue for the official launch, even though it now seems the handsets may not be available by then.

Integration with OpenMobile allows the OS to run Android apps.

Analysts ABI Research have estimated that Tizen will achieve 3.3 percent of the market within five years