Phone makers seek alternative to Android

Samsung plans to introduce some devices that run Tizen, which is based on the Linux operating system, as is Android. Tizen is a new incarnation of a project that Intel (INTC) and Nokia (NOK) originally collaborated on.

In addition, Linux vendor Ubuntu has created its own smartphone operating system based on the open software platform.

A number of hardware vendors have shown interest in finding an entirely different mobile operating system. In addition to Samsung, LG and HTC have both either experimented with or implemented other options.