|Written in||HTML5, C, C++|
|Source model||Open source with source available and proprietary components|
|Initial release||January 5, 2012|
|Latest release||6.0 M2 / October 27, 2020|
|Marketing target||Wearable computing, embedded systems, smartphones,|
|Package manager||RPM Package Manager|
|Platforms||ARM, ARM64 x86, and x86-64|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||Graphical (Native and Web applications), One UI for Smartwatch, TouchWiz for Smartphone|
|License||Operating system: GPLv2, LGPL, Apache License 2.0, 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 proprietary components owned by Samsung, and portions of the OS are licensed under the Flora License, a derivative of the Apache License 2.0 that grants a patent license only to "Tizen certified platforms".
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 (which 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.
In 2014, Samsung released the Gear 2 smartwatch that used a Tizen-based operating system as opposed to Android.
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.
On May 19, 2021 during Google I/O, Google announced that Samsung had agreed to work on integrating features of Tizen with the next version of Wear OS, and that it had committed to using Wear OS for its future wearable products. Samsung will continue to use Tizen for its smart TVs.
- Samsung Galaxy Gear
- Samsung Gear S
- Samsung Gear S2
- Samsung Gear S3
- Samsung Gear 2
- Samsung Gear Fit 2
- Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
- Samsung Gear Sport
- Samsung Galaxy Watch
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
- Samsung NX200
- Samsung NX300
- Samsung NX1
- Samsung Z
- Samsung Z1
- Samsung Z2
- Samsung Z3
- Samsung Z4
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. After the article was published, Samsung, whom Neiderman tried to contact months before, reached out to him to inquire about his allegations.
- Comparison of mobile operating systems
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- "Notify Update". doc.samsungmobile.com.
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- "Tizen 5.0 Public M1 Release Notes". developer.tizen.org.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tizen.|
- Official website
- Comprehensive list of Tizen devices – detailed and incomplete list of devices that run Tizen