1. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Open source Linux-based operating system Tizen is now in partnership with 36 companies including eBay, Konami, McAfee, Panasonic, and The Weather Channel.

    The operating system is risen from the ashes of Intel and Nokia's MeeGo, and bolstered by Samsung, which folded its own Bada OS into Tizen in February of this year. The Tizen Association is made up of executives from a small group of companies, with Samsung and Intel best represented by officers and directors.

    The full list of new partners was announced at the Tizen Developer Summit, and includes game publishers, mobile carriers, and electronics giants, apparently enticed by Tizen's open source nature and flexibility. Trevor Cornwell whose Appbackr company was another of the 36 to partner with the Tizen Association cited the appeal of Tizen's commitment to more efficient coding: the Linux-based system breaks from iOS and Android in allowing developers to program in HTML5, CSS, and Javascript.

    The only device that currently ships with Tizen is a camera. In March, Tizen Experts established that the Samsung NX300 ran the OS, but hid it behind user interfaces similar to the camera's predecessors'. No commercially available phones or tablets currently run Tizen out of the box, although many device manufacturers have announced plans to utilize the OS in the future.


    Samsung which could be toying with the idea of pulling away from its reliance on Android confirmed it would launch multiple devices that utilized the OS in 2013, before teasing a high-end Tizen phone with a release date in September or October. Samsung arguably delivered with the NX300 a Tizen-running camera that pretends it's not running Tizen but the other devices have yet to materialize.

    Source: Tizen Association via The Verge
    11-12-2013 05:47 AM
  2. hacer619's Avatar
    This Company used to manufacture household appliances, why the hell are they producing electronics and software
    11-12-2013 05:55 AM
  3. ohgood's Avatar
    This Company used to manufacture household appliances, why the hell are they producing electronics and software
    Have you heard of Nokia? Honda? Hyundai? Mitsubishi? Husqvarna? GE ?
    Last edited by ohgood; 11-12-2013 at 08:31 AM.
    11-12-2013 06:07 AM
  4. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    This Company used to manufacture household appliances, why the hell are they producing electronics and software
    Because it makes a LOT of money doing so (electronics, at least).
    11-12-2013 06:10 AM
  5. Reflexx's Avatar
    It's got a LONG way to go. Even if they get 1000 more companies to back it, how many apps os that?
    11-12-2013 06:38 AM
  6. etad putta's Avatar
    Until they get a fart app it's a no-go for me.
    11-12-2013 07:58 AM

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