MeeGo might be effectively dead, but the Linux Foundation has lifted the lid on a spanking new OS called Tizen. I’m tempted to make a joke about Tizen Ass, but I’ll refrain. Ahem.
Tizen will be Linux-based, open source, and “designed to address the future of HTML5-based applications across a variety of device types”. Très intéressant.
“Today we are happy to welcome you to Tizen, a new open source project that is the home of the Tizen software platform, a mobile and device operating system based on Linux and other popular upstream projects,” said Dawn Foster, former community manager for MeeGo.
“Tizen will support multiple device categories, such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks, and in-vehicle infotainment devices. The Linux Foundation will host the project, where Tizen development will be completely open and led by a technical steering team composed of Intel and Samsung.”
Interesting that Samsung is on board. Sammie loves to keep a finger in every pie, whether it’s Android, Window Phone 7, Windows 8, its very own Bada…
The first release of Tizen and its SDK are expected in the first quarter of 2012, with the first devices arriving before mid-year.