Earlier this week, the Linux Foundation announced yet another new Linux-based open source operating system for mobile and consumer devices based on Web standards called Tizen.
Tizen will support multiple device categories including:
- Smart TVs
- In-vehicle infotainment devices
The most intriguing and interesting part of this operating system is its APIs which are based on HTML5 and other web standards. These APIs will cover various platform capabilities, such as messaging, multimedia, camera, network, and social media. You’ll still be able to write application in C/C++ language as the Tizen SDK will include a native development kit. The entire Tizen software stack, from the core OS up through the core applications and user interfaces will be open and free to download.
The first release of Tizen and its SDK should be available in the first quarter of 2012.
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Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.