Posts Tagged ‘Tizen’
Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here mapping product,… Read More
Samsung’s Tizen mobile OS already powers a pair of smartwatches, but what about those smartphones we’ve been promised for so long? Well the company’s first consumer-ready Tizen phone — the Samsung Z — was supposed to make its official debut at a…
Even in an industry known for evolving at an impossibly quick pace, it’s rare for a product to be replaced in just five months. If you’ve read our review of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, however, it probably makes sense why the manufacturer would…
Despite absorbing MeeGo, learning to run Android apps and pushing through a significant UI overhaul, devices running Tizen are notoriously hard to come by. Developers eyeing the platform in Japan, however, just got one more option: the Tizen build kit, from Systena. It’s a package that includes …
Samsung has over $ 4 million up for grabs to entice would-be developers toward its Tizen mobile OS. If you’re feeling crafty — and who isn’t futzing in the garage these days? — you have until November 1st to submit an app based on the South Korean giant’s upstart ecosystem. Games take the lion’s share of the prize, with the top title walking away with $ 200K out of the category’s $ 340K. The winning non-game application (music, social networking, et cetera) takes home $ 120K, and the 10 best HTML 5-based apps each net $ 50K. While we’ve seen this sort of stunt before, the end results typically speak for themselves.
Source: Tizen Developers
The pure version of Tizen 2.0 is far from finalized, yet there already seems to be an alternative skin designed to sit on top of it. While Intel’s chips are currently capable of powering the new open source OS, the chip company is reportedly working on its own overlaid UI, known as Obsidian. Ars Technica got its hands on two videos of it in action, featuring notably flat and square icons compared to the circular ones we’ve seen in the pure version. There’s a consistent bottom strip of three soft keys for calls, messaging and contacts, and a tilt action for icons and contacts when a notification in an app is received. According to Ars, Intel may also bring the aesthetic to Android, surprising as that may sound. You can get a detailed look at its present state at the source link, while we scratch our heads asking “really?” and “why?”
Source: Ars Technica
Samsung committed to launching Tizen devices almost as soon as 2013 began, but there has been little to show for its promise outside of a developer phone. To our relief, there are signs of sustained interest in the project: Techtastic has spotted a Samsung user agent profile for the Tizen-toting GT-i8805. The web code suggests that the company is playing it safe with its first wave of hardware for the OS, however. While the i8805 appears to support LTE, mentions of a 720p display and an older ARM Cortex-A9 chip probably won’t have technofreaks regretting their Galaxy S 4 purchase. Even so, the sighting should give hope to those who’ve been waiting months on end for Bada’s spiritual successor.
Sure, an early version of Tizen 2.0 Magnolia could have first arised last September, but now the SDK and source code have actually dropped the “alpha” classification for an appropriate launch. After a few months of incubation, the open source OS has actually been filled with improved support for HTML5 and a beefed up Web UI structure that enables full-screen and multi-window attributes. Developers can now leverage new hardware APIs for Bluetooth and NFC support, and access a gadget’s call history, calendar and messaging “subsystems.” Support for background applications, text-to-speech and IP Push have likewise made it into the os along with reference applications consisting of the similarity a calendar, gallery and phone app. In addition, a native IDE and a spruced up web advancement environment have been launched with the most up to date code. Hit the source link for the full skinny and proper downloads.
[ Image credit: Tizen Project, Flickr ]
Broach Samsung building a Tizen phone for non-developers has existed almost since the platform got begun, but the business was silent on any type of definitive plans throughout 2012. It’s talking up this year: Samsung has actually confirmed to Bloomberg BusinessWeek that there’s multiple “competitive” Tizen devices in the pipeline for 2013. While the firm unsurprisingly will not say what’s involved, it’s eager to state that the lineup will grow “relying on market conditions”– in other words, it’s seeing early sales like a hawk. Does this imply a Galaxy S III with Tizen? A refined version of the developer gadget we saw last spring? At this stage, it may not matter when just having a significant smartphone maker onboard is big information for a recently established platform.
Samsung has confirmed that it will launch at least one Tizen smartphone this year. Tizen is an open-source OS based upon Linux that counts Intel and Samsung as advancement partners. Some have questioned whether Google’s purchase of Motorola would prompt Samsung to relocate away from Android, and, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, the 2013 Tizen launch is the first indicator that this could come true. In an emailed statement to the publication, Samsung said that it prepares to release “brand-new, competitive Tizen gadgets within this year,” adding that it will broaden its schedule relying on market conditions.
Japanese paper Yomiuri Shimbun recently stated that Samsung was set to introduce a Tizen device at MWC this February with neighborhood carrier …