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Samsung's much hyped operating system Tizen has been in the news for several weeks, as recent reports claimed the OS will surafce in handsets from 2014.

The company's executive had also stated recently that the Tizen-based smartphones will be released before any other device, as reported by GSM Arena. However, the Samsung-Intel OS has made its debut already. And to our surprise, the device on which the OS debuted is the Samsung NX300M compact system camera.

The camera, launched in October, is only out in its native place Korea for now, and is officially the firm's first product commercially available. The camera is said to use a special version of the software tipped as Tizen Camera Platform, which indicates that there could be many more versions of the OS lined-up for future.

Samsung has also revealed that the OS is an alternative to Linux. However, it is said to have a booting speed of twice the speed of Linux, along with enhanced capture performance. The camera sports a 20 megapixel resolution and the capability of capturing nine shots in one second.

The tech giant admitted its inability to achieve its "end of 2013" promise for Tizen-based smartphone release but has confirmed the same to arrive in the first quarter of 2014. The first wave of devices are said to run on Tizen 2.2.1, as the firm is working on the 3.0 version for Q3 2014, which could include multi-user accounts, 64-bit architecture for Intel and ARM chips, a new 3D graphics rendering engine and much more, reports Pocket-Lint.