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Samsung Electronics launches Tizen smartphone in India

Z1 device goes on sale for 5,700 rupees each, targeting first-time smartphone buyers

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Hyun Chil Hong (right), president and chief executive of Samsung India Electronics, and Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi with Samsung's new Z1 smartphones at its launch in New Delhi on Wednesday. The tech giant's aim is to build a software ecosystem to rival Google Inc's Android.

New Delhi

SOUTH Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's aim to build a software ecosystem to rival Google Inc's Android.

The Z1 device went on sale in India in Wednesday for