Samsung launches Tizen-powered TVs; smallest model to cost $5,047

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is starting domestic sales of televisions powered by its internally developed operating system.


South Korean electronics giant Samsung is starting domestic sales of televisions powered by its internally developed operating system. Samsung said sales of Tizen-powered ultra-HD TVs began Thursday in South Korea. The new TVs come in four sizes from 55-inch diagonally to 88-inch. The smallest model costs 5.49 million won ($5,047).

The products were announced last month at a trade show in Las Vegas. The move represents Samsung's expansion of its internally developed operating system into living rooms and eventually into kitchens and other corners of the home.

Kim Hyun-seok, head of Samsung's TV business, said all of Samsung's Internet-connected TVs will be powered by Tizen this year, as well as refrigerators, washing machines and robotic vacuums cleaners.

Earlier, Samsung had collaborated with Intel Security to secure their Tizen smartphones. A research by Intel Security found that the manipulation of legitimate mobile apps and services has played a key role in the expansion of mobile malware.

The need for robust security options to detect threats across multiple operating systems is a necessity now. The latest version of McAfee Mobile Security for Android, iOS and Tizen devices enables consumers to run instant privacy and security scans, as well as allowing users to easily remove the apps that may pose the most significant risks.

With inputs from Associated Press

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