Tizen, the open source project in collaboration with Intel and Samsung, is a mobile and device operating system based on Linux. The Tizen API is based on HTML5 and other web standards. It came into news as a successor of MeeGo operating system that came with Nokia N9 mobile phone. That OS got scrapped after Nokia showed increased interest in Microsoft’s Windows Phone ecosystem. We got the first look at the Tizen SDK after SamMobile leaked it's photos. I am sure you agree that they have stark similarities with Bada, Meego and Android. Take a look -
Tizen SDK is right now an alpha build. The Tizen official website says that they will do the first release of Tizen and its SDK in the first quarter of 2012. There are high chances that Tizen OS will do a debut with Samsung I9500 user agent. With Mobile World Congress happening from 27th February 2012, it is possible that Samsung will showcase their new phone and sport the Tizen OS.
Is this OS a tough Android competitor? Quite doubtful.
I will leave you with a video that captures the keynote from the first day of the AppUp Elements 2011 conference which explains the strategy for Tizen, Ultrabooks and HTML5. Watch it -
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