Developmental Mobile Operating Software “TIZEN” Appears on Samsung Hardware
Not having given up entirely on its own mobile operating system, Samsung has taken the surviving elements of its short–lived Bada software and combined it with the Linux-based open source software Tizen which is currently in development and has now appeared working in a video on Samsung hardware.
Back in September, two years after Bada had sat relatively idle (appearing on only a few Samsung handsets and Smart TVs) the Korean company announced it was not to give up on the OS and was working from scratch to improve its relevancy in a market dominated by Android and Apple’s iOS. With the Windows Phone platform enjoying new interest through its partnership with Nokia, Samsung was left in the dark and decided to throw up their hands back in January and Bada became linked with the Tizen project.
The Tizen software has been videoed running on an unidentified Samsung handset, branded with the word “TIZEN” and believed to be a prototype for the developmental OS which features respectable 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 4.3” HD display. And we have to say it does look like Tizen takes a lot of its influences from Android and Samsung’s accompanying software TouchWiz. From the app icons and scrolling of the menus to the general running of the software much seems borrowed from Google’s popular mobile platform.
We’ll share the video and let you come up with your own conclusions and Gadget Helpline will be following Tizen, as well as Samsung’s involvement in the project, as news develops.