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Samsung report plans to launch its first Tizen smartphone early next year, and while its efforts with this new platform will initially be local to the Far East, Samsung undoubtedly hopes it will grow into something more — and reinforcements will definitely help. Headed by both Samsung and Intel, the Tizen Association announced this week that it has added 36 new partners from “all segments of the mobile and connected device ecosystems” to help bolster the platform moving forward. New additions to the Tizen camp include eBay, Konami, McAfee, Panasonic, Sharp and TrendMicro, and the Association’s full press release follows below.



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TIZEN ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES PARTNER PROGRAM WITH 36 NEW MEMBERS AIMED AT ACCELERATING DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE TIZEN OPERATING SYSTEM


Companies from All Segments of the Mobile and Connected Device Ecosystems Become Tizen Association Partners to Collaborate on the Ongoing Development of the Tizen Project and Platform


Seoul, Korea-November 11, 2013 – Today the Tizen Association announced the launch of a partner program aimed at broadening support of the Tizen Platform across a more diverse set of connected device manufacturers, operators, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). The Tizen Association is an industry consortium that supports the development of an open source software platform and operating system – Tizen. Tizen supports a wide range of connected devices. The program launched today at the Tizen Developer Summit in Seoul, Korea with 36 new members. Each of the new members has the potential to join relevant Tizen Association Working Groups and to participate in Tizen Association meetings, giving them more insight and potential input into the development of the Tizen Operating System (OS).


“The Tizen OS is attracting support from all segments of the connected device ecosystem, with manufacturers, operators, developers and ISVs joining to add their voice and expertise to the development of this open and collaborative platform,” said Ryoichi Sugimura, a Tizen Association Board Member from NTT DOCOMO. “One of the biggest benefits of Tizen to partners is the absence of application or feature mandates, allowing the OS to be customized based on what it is best for the end customer. This allows operators and some device manufacturers to select the provider of features and services that makes the most sense given the type of device, the location of the customer and the most popular use cases for that device. By democratizing this portion of the product development, Tizen is driving increased innovation and competition in the industry.”


The 36 new members, alphabetically, are:


11 Bit Studios

ACCESS

appbackr

AppCarousel

ArtSpark Holdings

Celsys Inc.

Citymaps

Crucial Tec

eBay

[email protected] Communications

Goo Technologies

HERE, a Nokia business

HI Corporation

Igalia S.L.

KeyPoint Technologies

KONAMI

Konantech

McAfee

Mobica

Monotype Imaging Inc.

Mutecsoft

Neos Corporation

NTT Data MSE

Open Mobile

Panasonic

PCPhase

Quixey

Reaktor Fusion

Sharp

Symphony Teleca

Systena

The Weather Channel

Tieto

TrendMicro

TuneIn Radio

YoYo Games


“The Tizen OS promises to be the most open and comprehensive software platform available for those companies wishing to target the consumers of connected devices,” said Trevor Cornwell, Founder and CEO, appbackr inc., a Tizen Association Partner. “The Association’s commitment to support HTML5 applications, combined with their vision that extends beyond the smartphone and tablet ecosystem to a wider array of other connected device segments, makes it attractive to all types of companies. We look forward to collaborating with the Tizen Association to ensure that all stakeholders can contribute to the development of a platform for this growing market opportunity.”



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VileTouch

not impressed. what makes android so great is that it works in a number of different platforms and brands.... now samsung want to be the new nokia an have a brand exclusive os.... these guys are backwards :/

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Rockstar_26

Rememnber Bada OS ...... Epic Fail !!!!

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geeteam

LOL! Of course... but this time around i believe they are putting a lot of measures in place to make Tizen stand :P

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Catoja

Tizen its the new Megoo, Megoo was a big failure because Intel had small knowledge of ARM like CPU's. Now intel is developing more ARM like CPU's, with Tizen it will be better than any other mobile OS.

Deep knowledge of the CPU, by default its a dream come true to any phone brand.

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pintas

Tizen its the new Megoo, Megoo was a big failure because Intel had small knowledge of ARM like CPU's. Now intel is developing more ARM like CPU's, with Tizen it will be better than any other mobile OS.

Deep knowledge of the CPU, by default its a dream come true to any phone brand.

For now, i'll just give a bit more credit for Jolla... ;)

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chlorophyll

so its time for samsung DOWNFALL

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Catoja

Tizen its the new Megoo, Megoo was a big failure because Intel had small knowledge of ARM like CPU's. Now intel is developing more ARM like CPU's, with Tizen it will be better than any other mobile OS.

Deep knowledge of the CPU, by default its a dream come true to any phone brand.

For now, i'll just give a bit more credit for Jolla... ;)

Yeah Jolla could be the next thing, but the hardware is kind of basic. Plus a bit expensive 400$ for something raw??? I wouldnt pay.

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Arachnoid

Its going to be a hard ball to pitch to manufacturers as there is a complete lack of main stream software to run on these devices if they go with the OS.Its akin to an early Blackberry OS coming to a congested market and yes I see a few well known names in the list but they will need to completely rewrite the software and for such a small market it would need a long term guaranteed investment.

They may even have to go the way of Blackberry and have an Android emulator to ensure customers have a good supply of software to run on the devices.

Edited by Arachnoid

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insanedown58

Android will die but the time isn't now. Samsung's really gambling with this thing Tizen if they decide to make it Samsung's flagship. They could be either shooting themselves in the foot or making the next Mobile OS.

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geeteam

Android will die but not anytime soon, i see SCAMSUNG to be too early to be independent... forgeting the people go for their product cos of Android not because what ever they can offer....

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davmil

Samsung will hoodwink partners to underwrite the development costs, then bail and simply steal whatever's best or most popular after Android.

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