Tizen is a new mobile operating system that is being co-developed by Intel and Samsung, and we have caught a whiff of it earlier this week. Well, not only can Tizen support programs which were coded using Samsung’s Bada SDK, it is also able to support apps that were originally meant for the Android environment, too, at least according to the Handheld Blog. The Tizen operating system will be able to support a program known as Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), which is not different from Research in Motion’s Android player for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The company behind ACL is Open Mobile, and they are proud to claim that Android apps can run on a Tizen-powered device without suffering from any compatibility problems, although that claim remains to be tested. It is also said that you can expect a similar level of responsiveness on the Tizen device compared to using it on a native Android smartphone or tablet. If that is true, then it is safe to assume that Tizen does have a relatively bright future ahead of them if more and more hardware manufacturers decide to take up its cause.

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