Tizen OS: A new alternative to Android and others

Written by Tushar. Posted in News

Tizen operating system based smartphones will soon hit the markets. Smartphones running Tizen OS will face direct competition from Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android based smartphones. Tizen OS was first officially revealed by Intel and Samsung at MWC 2013. Everyone is looking it as alternative to Android.

According to the latest news published by Tizen Association, Samsung has intention to launch devices in 2013. While the Orange and NTT DOCOMO have confirmed to commercilize the Tizen devices in the second half of 2013. According to the news another major player Huawei has also interest in Tizen.

About Tizen OS

Tizen operating system is an open source project based on HTML 5. Its main components are Linux kernel and WebKit runtime. Being based on HTML5 it will have good internet browsing capability and features.

The Tizen project is governed by Technical Steering Group (TSG), which is composed of Intel and Samsung. The Tizen project resides within the Linux Foundation. There is a Tizen Association also formed for providing in-market support and also handling the industry presence of Tizen.

Tizen OS will power multiple device categories as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs.

Looks and Feel of Tizen OS

The Tizen OS has similar looks that of Android with difference that the app icons are round and not square (Firefox OS app icons are also rounded icons). Also it has notification bar that can be swipe down from the top (like that of Android).

Tizen OS

The smartphone market also has the presence of Microsoft’s Window Phone and revamped version of Blackberry OS based phones.

Tizen’s backing by Samsung is a much positive thing, as Samsung has become World’s largest smartphone maker.

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