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Samsung Tizen operating system for smart TVs (pictures)

Samsung's all-new Tizen operating system, which boasts faster response times and a simpler interface, will appear on all 2015 Samsung Smart TVs.

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Samsung debuts Tizen for Smart TVs

All 2015 Samsung Smart TVs will include an all-new Smart TV system powered by Tizen, Samsung's open-source operating system used on smart watches and a few phones. Highlights include a simpler, one-screen user interface and faster response times. Here are some early screenshots.

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Samsung debuts Tizen for Smart TVs

Samsung's upgraded Smart TV remote is smaller and has fewer buttons than its predecessor, but still includes motion control.

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Samsung debuts Tizen for Smart TVs

A band of recently used apps and content form the heart of the OS.

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Samsung debuts Tizen for Smart TVs

Here's a look at YouTube.

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Samsung debuts Tizen for Smart TVs

In each quadrant of the screen is an icon that leads to basic functions.

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Samsung debuts Tizen for Smart TVs

There's also an extensive onscreen keyboard and shortcut menu.

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