The Tizen development team showcased and gave away Tizen development hardware at the Tizen Conference in May, which are similar to the Samsung Galaxy S2.
If you were not present, do not despair as Tizen has just announced the launch of a Development unit program in order to make it easier for qualified developers to find available development hardware running Tizen.
The 30 units currently available are only useful for Tizen developers, since they do not contain all of the features that you would expect to see in a consumer device and are only intended to developers who are building applications for Tizen.
If you are a developer willing to working on Tizen Apps, you can apply for this batch until June 29 at 11:59 pm PST by filling the application form (After logging-in which appears to be impossible right now). To be eligible, you can’t work for the handset manufacturer which provides the development unit, you must provide an application proposal and show your ability by showcasing your previous work.
The Linux Foundation (Tizen “maintainer”) is also looking for hardware manufacturers that are willing to distribute development units to the community. In the unlikely event an handset manufacturer drops by on this blog, and wishes to distribute it through Tizen program, you can do so by contacting [email protected].
If you have questions about this Tizen hardware program, you can ask them on Application-Dev mailing list.
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.