It looks like Samsung will launch a smart refrigerator running its Tizen operating system at CES next year. January’s Consumer Electronics Show will be the venue for it’s unveiling. This is Samsung’s second Tizen-powered product, the first was a digital camera that shipped earlier this year. The release of this smart refrigerator suggests what many already knew. That this is an eminently scalable platform that Samsung would push onto appliances as well as mobile devices.
We can expect the smart fridge to have a built-in display, and it will run on Nexell’s Application Processor with either 512MB or 256MB of RAM. It is also expected to have some level of built-in flash storage, as well as Wi-Fi b/g/n support. Now you see why it is called a smart refrigerator.
The Tizen platform was developed between Samsung and Intel. The platform can scale from smart appliances like this model here, up through mobile devices, like the Galaxy S III-like Samsung Z9005, which the company showed off earlier this year. It has also been rumored that Samsung is working on Tizen-based televisions for release some time next year. It remains to be seen if people are itching to buy a smart fridge, but we will soon find out.