In the third quarter of 2020, Tizen OS increased its market share to 12.5% and took first place in the popularity ranking.
The smart TV market has hundreds of devices running a wide variety of software platforms - from Android TV to specialized assemblies based on Linux firmware. The analytical agency Strategy Analytics published the results of a study of the popularity of such operating systems - and in the first place was not the brainchild of Google.
Most often, manufacturers of smart TVs choose either Android TV or Tizen OS based on Linux as their OS, or prefer software from Roku or Amazon. Due to the fact that Samsung managed to significantly increase the rate of sales of its own devices in the third quarter of 2020, Tizen OS increased its market share to 12.5% and took first place in the popularity ranking.
In just the third quarter of 2020, Samsung sold 11.8 million smart TVs. Tizen OS is now running about 155 million devices - 23% more than last year. At the same time, LG webOS, Sony PS, Roku TV OS, Amazon Fire TV OS and Google Android TV lag significantly behind the South Korean giant.
According to rumors, Samsung also plans to start monetizing the Tisen OS operating system, but insiders have not disclosed details about the upcoming changes in the platform.