At the Samsung Developer Conference 2016, the company confirmed that the release of the next gen Tizen OS will take place in September. To be called Tizen 3.0, the OS in all likelihood may be unveiled at the IFA 2016 in Berlin which also falls in September.
The Tizen OS, which is a Linux-based platform built from Nokia and Intel's unsuccessful project MeeGo, was developed by Samsung in collaboration with Intel. Like Android it is also an open-sourced platform which means hardware manufacturers that choose to adopt it are free to tinker with the interface and the UI to make it as unique as they like.
The 3.0 platform is slated to be 64-bit compatible thus enabling it to work with ARM and x86-based processors. Additionally, support for Vulkan APIs is also there now giving Android's graphical capabilities close competition. The company mentioned that Tizen will now be able to support 4K resolution screens which will enable it to work for Samsung's smart TVs.
A beta version of Tizen 3.0 is slated to be made available in July, most likely only for developers. New features on the OS will include support for multiple users, voice control, inbuilt virus protection and privacy protection.
The device on which the OS will debut is not yet confirmed but from the looks of it the Samsung Gear S3 will most likely be the preferred choice. A few days ago, reports indicated that the Gear S3 is also likely to be unveiled at the IFA in Berlin and it makes it apt for Samsung to introduce the OS through a flagship product. After the release, the company will in all probability seed the OS to the Samsung Z1 and Z3 which run on it.
The Tizen OS is a multi-platform one and can be used in smartphones, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, smart TVs, PCs, smart cameras, wearable computing (such as smartwatches), Blu-ray players, printers and smart home appliances as well.