Tizen 1.0 SDK and Source Code Release

The Tizen Technical Steering Group has announced, today, the release of Tizen 1.0 “Larkspur”.

Tizen 1.0 release provides several new SDK features and improvements including:

  • Simulator: A new browser-based tool that supports the Tizen APIs and allows you to run and debug your web applications, and simulate running applications with various device profiles.
  • IDE: Enhancements include more flexibility around templates and debugging tools.
  • Emulator: Significantly improved emulator performance through Intel’s Hardware Acceleration Manager for Windows and OpenGL acceleration for Linux.
Tizen Web Based Simlautor
Tizen Simulator (Click to Enlarge)

Updates to the platform source code include:

  • Web: Support for additional features of W3C/HTML5 specification
  • Location: Support for POI (Point of Interest) and route search
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Direct key features added

You can see the full list of changes by reading the release notes for the SDK and the source code.

Tizen has also added a bug tracker and a wiki for the community and a few back-end changes have been made in order to improve stability and scalability of the infrastructure.

If you want to install the SDK, you’ll need a dual core 2 GHz CPU, with 2 GB of RAM running the 32-bit version of Ubuntu (10.04 or greater) or the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP3/Windows 7.  Tizen SDK makes use of Oracle Java v6 or higher version and several packages: qemu-kvm, binutils-multiarch, debhelper, fakeroot, realpath, gettext, procps, xsltproc, libdbus-1-3, liblua5.1-0, libexif12, and libcurl3.

You can download the SDK for your operating system below.

Operating System Download File Size Updated Date
Ubuntu 32-bit tizen_sdk.bin 4.5 MB April 30, 2012
Windows 32-bit tizen_sdk.exe 5.1 MB April 30, 2012

The installation is straightforward (especially in Windows), but if you run into problems, you can also check the instructions to install the SDK on Ubuntu or install the SDK on Windows.

If you have any feedback/comment or want to report bugs, you can do so on Tizen community page.

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