HTC jumps on board the Tizen train

HTC jumps on board the Tizen trainBack in September, Samsung and Intel lifted the lid on a spanking new operating system called Tizen. It’s eventually expected to make its way onto smartphones, netbooks and in-car devices.

Needless to say that Samsung will be releasing Tizen-based hardware (it recently demoed an early prototype), and now we’re hearing that Taiwan’s HTC wants in on the action too.

Tizen is a Linux-based, open source project, and all sorts of big names are attached. As well as Samsung and Intel, we’ve got NTT docomo, Orange, Panasonic, Sprint, Vodafone and Telefonica, among others.

According to Digitimes, HTC plans to release Tizen-based products in the near future, presumably smartphones. The “sources from PC players” suggest Tizen netbooks from Asus and Acer will land “before the end of the third quarter”.

Not surprising to see HTC’s name there, as it’s one of the few big manufacturers – alongside Samsung – currently offering both Windows Phone and Android devices.

Tizen, Windows Phone Apollo, BlackBerry 10, Android Jellybean, iOS 6… it’s all go in the mobile OS world in the second half of 2012. Good stuff.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 22, 2012 at 14:31

Good. I'm tired of Android tbh. The more the merrier.

rash  May. 22, 2012 at 16:04

It's not quite brand spanking new, it's basically what Meego was going to be,

Betas  May. 22, 2012 at 16:47

Thought this is to make use of HTML5 web apps? Folk down maemo ways are quite cynical about tizen judging it is from the remnants of meego!

SpeedyG  May. 22, 2012 at 18:34

Are there Tizen software you can demo? Or good videos of Tizen in action?

JanSt / MOD  May. 22, 2012 at 19:01

Are there Tizen software you can demo? Or good videos of Tizen in action?

Samsung's Tizen prototype

You can see the "MeeGo" like swipe action...


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