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Samsung Galaxy S5 app support comes into question

While it may be too soon to start thinking about the iPhone 6, although we already have, it would seem interest in the Samsung Galaxy S5 has now moved up a gear. This was to be expected when you consider the S4 is almost 5 months old and because it wasn’t considered to be that special, Samsung fans want to know what will be in store for the future.

We have already covered many aspects of the Galaxy S5, such as possible design, hardware and even what material it will be made from. However, what we have never considered was its software.

The reason for this was because we assumed the S5 would run the latest version of Android next April, which should still be 4.4 KitKat in conjunction with Samsung’s TouchWiz. However, this might not be the case.

It seems a rumor was started by technology site T3 saying there could be two Galaxy S5 OS variants, one Android and the other Tizen. Okay, so we know Samsung want to make a go of Tizen because they wish to branch out, but doing so on their flagship handset is seen as a gamble.

However, giving users the option of either mobile OS could be considered a bold, yet brilliant move because it will give Samsung an idea of how well the public takes to their own mobile OS.

As you would imagine there will be the question of Samsung Galaxy S5 app support if there was a Tizen version. However, if a report back in July is anything to go by then there should be no problem, as 80 percent of Android apps can be converted to work with Tizen.

If you were to purchase the Galaxy S5 would you be tempted by the Tizen version?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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