Tizen, the open source mobile OS built upon Linux, has passed its beta testing and is kicking off its lifespan as version 1.0. Community support has also gained a push following a new community wiki page and bug trackers compliments of the Tizen team.
The Tizen operating system has scored some updates itself, of which include WiFi Direct, support for W3C/HTML5 specification and support for Points of Interest and Route Search.
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Tizen is based on MeeGo (the OS used on Nokia’s N9) and LiMo (Linux Mobile), and was created in collaboration with Intel. When Nokia ditched the MeeGo OS in favour of Windows Phone, Samsung pounced on the software’s legacy, working alongside Intel to produce a competent OS that will replace their Bada software.
Read: Samsung Sacrifices Bada To Make Linux OS Great
Developers have been invited to download the new SDK and delve into the source code. At present, it’s still unclear when a Tizen device will be released.