Tizen Operating System


Tizen  is an operating system based on the Linux kernel and the GNU C Library implementing

the Linux API. It targets a very wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets,

in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, smart TVs, PCs, smart cameras, wearable computing

(such as smartwatches), Blu-ray players, printers and smart home appliances (such as

refrigerators, lighting, washing machines, air conditioners, ovens/microwaves and a

robotic vacuum cleaner). Its purpose is to offer a consistent user experience across

devices. Tizen is a project within the Linux Foundation and is governed by a Technical

Steering Group (TSG) composed of Samsung and Intel among others.

Tizen''s licensing model involves software that uses a variety of licenses that may be

incompatible with the Open Source Definition (see Licensing model below), and a

proprietary software development kit (SDK).

The Tizen Association was formed to guide the industry role of Tizen, including

requirements gathering, identifying and facilitating service models, and overall industry

marketing and education. Members of the Tizen Association represent every major sector of

the mobility industry and every region of the world. Current members include

telecommunications network operators, OEMs and manufacturers: Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, KT

Corporation, NEC Casio Mobile Communications, NTT DoCoMo, Orange S.A., Panasonic Mobile

Communications, Samsung, SK Telecom, Sprint Corporation and Vodafone. While the Tizen

Association decides what needs to be done in Tizen, the Technical Steering Group

determines what code is actually incorporated into the operating system to accomplish

those goals. Tizen roots back to the Samsung Linux Platform (SLP) and the LiMo Project and

in 2013 Samsung merged its homegrown Bada project into Tizen.

The first week of October 2013, Samsung''s NX300M smart camera became the first consumer

product based on Tizen; it was sold in South Korea for a month before its OS was revealed

at the Tizen Developer Summit, then became available for pre-order in the United States in

early 2014 with a release date of March 1. The first Tizen tablet was announced by Systena

in June 2013, a 10-inch quad-core ARM with 1920x1200 resolution that was eventually

shipped in late October 2013 as part of a development kit exclusive to Japan.[ The Samsung

Gear 2 smartwatch uses Tizen and it was released in April 2014. The Samsung ZEQ 9000 was

expected to be the first commercially available smartphone running the operating system,

but its planned launch at Mobile World Congress 2014 did not happen.

The ZEQ 9000 Tizen smartphone was postponed, prompting The Wall Street Journal to call

Tizen "an ill-fated project".

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