First Tizen 3.0 Common Milestone Released, Developer Program Announced

The Tizen Steering Group has announced the first release of Tizen 3.0 Common. Tizen Common is the common subset of development / build / test platform of the Tizen profiles, used by platform developers to develop the next version of the profiles, and a Tizen 3.0 common release is planned every quarter.

This milestone release includes:

  • 64-bit support for both Intel and ARM architecturesTizen Mobile Linux Distribution with HTML5 APIs
  • Crosswalk-based web runtime
  • Multiuser support
  • Systemd
  • Security: three-domain rule system for SMACK and Cynara as authorization framework
  • Wayland display server

Pre-built binary releases for can be downloaded @ for Intel Atom 3815 NUC Kit and NEXCOM VTC1010 in-vehicle computer based on Intel Atom 3825. However, Tizen 3.0 Common will also be tested on Intel NUC Haswell (core i5),  Lenovo x230 IvyBridge (core i5) and on the ARM side, ODROID-U3 development board.

If you want to build your own, refer to the developer guide, using tizen_common_2014.Q2 tag.

More details can be found on Tizen 3.0 Wiki, and questions can be asked on the tizen developers mailing list.

Separately, but still related to Tizen, when Samsung announced the Samung Z Tizen phone, they also mention an upcoming special developer program to boost the number of apps available on the Tizen Store at launch. Tizen Experts reports that developers will keep 100% of revenues from the Tizen Store, including in-apps sales for one year, excluding taxes and carrier billing / banking fees, with no signup fees, nor app submission fees. So if you are an app developer, and already have designed Android, iOS or HTML5 apps, it may be worth the effort to port them to Tizen, and sign up to the Tizen Store.

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