Android, iOS, and-Tizen?
By Will765 On 3 Jan, 2013 At 12:23 PM | Categorized As News | With 1 Comment

 

 

 

 

The odds are good you haven’t heard of Tizen, as most people aren’t aware of it.  What it is, is an open-source operating system based on Linux.  Samsung recently announced it will be releasing Tizen-based smartphones this year, in partnership with NTT Docomo, which is Japan’s largest cellphone company.  Why would the company do this?

Well, it is an alternative to being in the shadow of Google, relying on the android os.  Samsung and Docomo hope to establish an operating environment which will rival both Google’s android and Apple’s iOS.  Also involved in the development of Tizen are Microsoft, Sprint and Intel, and it is overseen by the Linux Foundation.

As interesting as it is to have a new operating system for phones, Tizen can also be adapted to run on tablets and televisions.  ASUS, Acer, Huawei and other companies are interested in developing Tizen-based devices.  And it would be popular for app developers, due to it’s strong HTML5 development capabilities.

As always, the more competition, the better off consumers usually end up.  By challenging android and iOS, Tizen should not only get a share of the mobile market, but also push the companies to improve their products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years


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  1. srell says:

    will the users from meamo and meego still feel right at home in tizen? are they aiming to release cheap lightweights or cool flagships?

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