Intel, Samsung and Linux groups collaborate to develop Tizen platform for phones
It looks like Samsung may have another trick up its sleeves. It was just last week that the Korean manufacturer said that it plans to open source their Bada platform to rely less on Android operating system. And it looks like the company is collaborating with Intel and Linux groups to develop a new Linux software for the phones.
According to Reuters, two Linux software groups have come together to develop a new platform for phones and other devices in collaboration with Intel and Samsung. Known as Tizen, the new platform is developed to attract developers and manufacturer support to compete with Apple iOS and Google Android mobile operating system. The Tizen platform is open-source software platform that supports multiple devices including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks and in-vehicle "infotainment" systems. The initial release is planned for the Q1 of 2012 next year, while the first devices incorporating the Tizen platform are expected to come to market in mid 2012. For Samsung, this would be a new platform in addition to their offerings of Windows Phone 7, Android and Bada mobile operating system.