Tizen 2.2 beta screen on a smartphone (2013)
|Written in||HTML5, C, C++|
|OS family||Linux, Unix-like|
|Source model||Open source with proprietary components|
|Initial release||January 5, 2012|
|Latest release||3.0 / May 20, 2017|
|Latest preview||5.0 M1 / May 31, 2018|
|Marketing target||Wearable computing, embedded systems, smartphones,|
|Package manager||RPM Package Manager|
|Platforms||ARM, ARM64 x86, and x86-64|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel|
|Default user interface||Graphical (Native and Web applications)|
|License||Operating system: GPLv2, LGPL, Apache License, BSD, Flora License|
The project was originally conceived as an HTML5-based platform for mobile devices to succeed MeeGo. Samsung merged its previous Linux-based OS effort, Bada, into Tizen, and has since used it primarily on platforms such as wearable devices and smart TVs.
Much of Tizen is open source software, although the software development kit contains propieratary components owned by Samsung, and portions of the OS are licensed under the Flora License—a derivative of the Apache License that only grants a patent license to "Tizen certified platforms".
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The Tizen project was formed by the Linux Foundation in 2011 as a successor to MeeGo, another Linux-based mobile operating system, with its main backer Intel joining Samsung Electronics, as well as Access Co., NEC Casio, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile, SK Telecom, Telefónica, and Vodafone as commercial partners. Tizen would be designed to use HTML5 apps, and target mobile and embedded platforms such as netbooks, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and in-car entertainment systems. U.S. carrier Sprint Corporation (who was a backer of MeeGo) joined the Tizen Association in May 2012. On September 16, 2012, Automotive Grade Linux announced its intent to use Tizen as the basis of its reference distribution.
On February 21, 2016, Samsung announced the Samsung Connect Auto, a connected car solution offering diagnostic, Wi-Fi, and other car-connected services. The device plugs directly into the OBD-II port underneath the steering wheel.
- April 30, 2012: Tizen 1.0 released.
- February 18, 2013: Tizen 2.0 released.
- May 20, 2017: Tizen 3.0 released.
- Samsung Galaxy Gear
- Samsung Gear S
- Samsung Gear S2
- Samsung Gear S3
- Samsung Gear 2
- Samsung Gear Fit 2
- Samsung Gear Fit
- Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
- Samsung Gear Sport
- Samsung Galaxy Watch
On April 3, 2017, Vice reported on its "Motherboard" website that Amihai Neiderman, an Israeli security expert, has found more than 40 zero-day vulnerabilities in Tizen's code, allowing hackers to remotely access a wide variety of current Samsung products running Tizen, such as Smart TVs and mobile phones. Only after the article was published did Samsung, whom Neiderman tried to contact months before, reach out to him to follow up on the report.
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