Today morning , while reading news on net I found a title New operating System to compete Android i.e. Tizen. To kill my curiosity I search net to know details about Tizen.


Tizen(image source: wikipedia)

Like Android Tizen also a open source operating system develop by Samsung to reduce their dependency on Android O.S. as most of the samsung smart phone working on Android OS. This was developed with the help of Intel corporation, Linux Foundation.

Tizen Operating system is Linux based operating system for devices including smartphone, tablet, smart TV, laptops and smart camera. Its main aim to provide a consistent user experience across devices.

The first Tizen OS based tablet was announced by Systena in June 2013, a 10 inch quad-Core ARM.  The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch uses Tizen and it was released in April 2014 and Samsung ZEQ9000 was exptected to be the first commercially available smartphone running on this OS.

Tizen History

Tizen came from of a long process of Linux adoption by manufacturers.
View Tizen family tree:

Tizen Operating Systems

Tizen Operating Systems

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On January 1, 2012, the LiMo Foundation was renamed Tizen Association. The Tizen Association is led by a Board of Directors from Samsung,Intel, Huawei, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic, KT Corporation, Sprint Corporation, SK Telecom, Orange, NTT DoCoMo, and Vodafone. The Tizen Association works closely with the Linux Foundation, which supports the Tizen open source project.

On April 30, 2012, Tizen released version 1.0, code-named Larkspur.

On May 7, 2012, American wireless carrier Sprint Nextel (now Sprint Corporation) announced it had agreed to become part of the Tizen Association and planned to include Tizen-powered devices in their future lineup.

On September 16, 2012 the Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup announced it will work with the Tizen project as the reference distribution optimized for a broad set of automotive applications such as Instrumentation Cluster and In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI).

On September 25, 2012, Tizen released version 2.0 alpha, code-named Magnolia.

On February 18, 2013, Tizen released version 2.0, code-named Magnolia.

On April, 2013 Samsung announced Tizen Port-a-thon. This campaign supports Bada developers’ early entry into the Tizen market by providing technical support and incentives.

On May 17, 2013, Tizen released version 2.1, code-named Nectarine.

On July, 2013, Samsung announced Tizen App Challenge, with over $4 million in cash prizes

On July 22, 2013, Tizen released version 2.2.

On November 9, 2013, Tizen released version 2.2.1.

On May 2013, Samsung released the firmware source code for their NX2000 and NX300 cameras.

On February 2014, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, running Tizen instead of Android used in the original Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Licensing model

Presented originally as an open source operating system, Tizen 2.x has a complicated licensing model. The open governance model is not finished, discussions are ongoing, with many items not decided fully yet, and all are welcome to participate through input, suggestions, criticism, or participation. The model is intended for Tizen 3.0.

The operating system consists of many open source components. A number of components internally developed by Samsung (e.g., boot animation, calendar, task manager, music player applications)

Its SDK is built on top of open source components, but the entire SDK has been published under a non-open-source Samsung license.


Rishi Sanuj

Rishi Sanuj is a software developer and working as a Web Developer in USA based software company.

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