In an official statement, Samsung has confirmed that the Samsung Z (SM-Z910F), the smartphone originally shown at the Tizen Developer Conference, and the one that we thought would launch at the Tizen Developer Summit Russia (TDSR) has been put on hold, with no release date at the movement.
The reason for the delay given by Samsung was that it needed time to further enhance the Tizen ecosystem. Its curious to note that Samsung had to announce a device, and then to re-evaluate their Tizen ecosystem position.
“Samsung will continue to actively work with Tizen Association members pursuing to further develop both Tizen OS and the Tizen ecosystem,”
The Samsung Z was quite warmly received by Russian developers at the TDSR. These are developers who were unaware of the long delays that Tizen has had, and up to now didn't care, but to announce a device and then to announce its delay really seems like a counter productive move. There is no further information on what the Samsung Tizen Smartphone strategy is, perhaps there is a switch from Russia, to India.