Don’t you think that there are too many mobile operating systems going around already? While we know that MeeGo is not going to go too far, what with having the first device by Nokia running on MeeGo also being the last, Samsung and Intel have joined forces to fast track the development of a new operating system known as Tizen. That’s a pretty interesting name and has a nice ring on the tongue, and it makes sense for Samsung and Intel to collaborate on this project.
After all, Samsung is one of the key members of the LiMo Foundation, so when LiMo and the Linux Foundation come together, you end up with yet another open-source OS simply known as Tizen. This open-source project that will see the integration of code from LiMo and MeeGo, not to mention gaining the support of HTML5 and WAC.
Since Samsung and Intel lead the technical steering team, there might be a bright future ahead for Tizen, and does this mean Samsung will introduce yet another mobile device with a fourth operating system? (They currently do Android, bada OS and Windows Phone 7 handsets). Expect Tizen’s first SDK to roll out sometime in the first quarter of 2012, followed by devices in mid-2012.
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