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Tizen Releases Source Code and SDK Previews

Tizen Mobile Linux Distribution with HTML5 APIsTizen, a new Linux based HTML5 operating systems aimed at mobile and consumer devices, was announced at the end of September 2011 without much detail.

Today, Tizen has posted a set of pre-release tools, source code and related documentation to give application developers an early look at Tizen. Tizen Alpha (pre-1.0) is a very early preview and is not yet designed for use to create production applications.

Tizen Application, API and Kernel Layers

Tizen Architecture

They specifically released the following items:

If you plan to try Tizen SDK, you development machines should match or exceed the following requirements:

  • Ubuntu 10.04/10.10/11.04 32-bit (Windows and Mac version will be available later)
  • At least dual-core 2 GHz CPU (recommend VTx supported by CPU)
  • At least 2 GB of RAM memory
  • At least 3 GB of free disk space
  • At least 1280×1024 screen resolution

The documentation is divided into 2 main sections:

If you are a developers and reviewed the source code and/or SDK, and have some feedback, you can contact them via: