Samsung Electronics Co. has started selling a $90 smartphone in India that runs on the company's Tizen software rather than Google's Android.
The Samsung Z1 went on sale in India on Wednesday for 5,700 rupees ($92). The model was unveiled in June but its launch was postponed.
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With the Tizen operating system, Samsung is trying to lessen its dependence on Android software.
Samsung earlier this month said its Internet-connected televisions will use Tizen from this year, allowing the TVs to easily synchronize with Tizen mobile devices.
The Z1 has a 4-inch display and 3.1 million megapixel camera. It is powered by a 1.2 gigahertz dual-core processor
Analysts believe Samsung will mainly use the Tizen OS in low-end smartphones for developing nations.