Tizen

Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue

Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue

Samsung may not have made much of Tizen so far, but sees the little-known OS as being the key to its multi-platform convergence strategy, not Google's Android. The platform, building on MeeGo in partnership with Intel and other OEMs, may not have produced its first commercial Samsung phone, Samsung Electronics CEO J.K. Shin conceded to CNET, but that doesn't mean the company is waning in its enthusiasm for Tizen. In fact, Shin argues, the need - and business case - for Tizen has never been stronger.

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Samsung Developers Conference aims to join big guns as cross-platform yearly event

Samsung Developers Conference aims to join big guns as cross-platform yearly event

In what's fairly clear to be the spirit of such developer events as Apple's WWDC and Google I/O, Samsung has this week announced the creation of their own Developers Conference. Starting October 27th and lasting two days, ending on the 29th, this event takes place right in the heart of San Francisco, aiming to bring in both developers and industry leaders to a software-centric series of events living in the Samsung universe.

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Intel Obsidian Tizen skin leaks: Android ambitions tipped

Intel Obsidian Tizen skin leaks: Android ambitions tipped

Intel has been cooking up its own smartphone interface, it's reported, intending to reskin Tizen and potentially Android with a new theme codenamed Obsidian. The new software will launch first on an Intel reference device known as "Josephine" sources tell Ars Technica, with a pared-back aesthetic using simple, flat iconography and a notification system new to smartphones, involving twisting the app icons.

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Samsung GT-18800 Tizen smartphone images leaked

Samsung GT-18800 Tizen smartphone images leaked

On February 25, we reported that Samsung would be stopping work on Bada OS while merging some of its features into Tizen OS, making the latter operating system backwards compatible with Bada apps. Almost a month later, word surfaced yet again that the Korean company will be releasing a high-end Tizen smartphone in August or September of this year, but all went silent again. Now a Tizen-based Samsung smartphone has been imaged and leaked online.

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Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung is finally going to put the dying Bada OS to rest. It has been officially announced that the development for Bada OS will cease as Samsung puts all of its efforts into making Tizen OS a success. Some features from Bada OS will live on as Samsung plans on merging the best features in the OS into Tizen. Tizen will also have backwards compatibility with Bada OS apps on its platform, giving Tizen a bigger catalog to work with.

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Tizen SDK 2.0 released along with screenshots

Tizen SDK 2.0 released along with screenshots

The SDK and source code for Tizen 2.0 Magnolia has just become available. It shows how far Tizen has come since Tizen 1.0 Larkspur. The operating system actually looks pretty good, and perhaps almost ready for primetime. We already know that Samsung is gearing up to release several Tizen phones this year, and to multiple countries like Korea, Japan, and France. It's all a part of Samsung's plan to be less dependent on Google for its success in the mobile industry.

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Samsung confirms Tizen handsets for 2013

Samsung confirms Tizen handsets for 2013

With Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility last year, manufacturers of Android-based devices such as Samsung are, as evidenced by their announcement today*, making moves to cut down their reliance on the big G. This announcement comes straight from Samsung in Suwon, South Korea, where Samsung has made it clear that they're moving forward with Tizen on a real significant scale.

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