After Ubuntu Phone OS, Tizen 2.0 is here. You can download its SDK and source code from the link in the bottom. SO finally Tizen has dropped “alpha” designation. The open source OS has enhanced its support for HTML5. Actually, Tizen is an open source mobile platform that’s been backed by companies such as Intel and Samsung and is managed by a Technical Steering Group.
Along with above mentioned features the new version has many new features and improvements over the previous versions Tizen 1.0 Larkspur and Tizen 2.0 Alpha built. Here are changes:
Tizen has introduced Enhanced Web framework that provides state-of-the-art HTML5/W3C API support along with Web UI framework, including full-screen and multi-window support. They have even induced APIs for Bluetooth and NFC support, and access to the device’s calendar, call history, and messaging subsystems. Some more changes:
- Web Runtime framework supporting new configuration elements for specifying the required features and privileges, and providing the basic runtime environment for NPRuntime plugins
- Native framework supporting full-featured application development and providing a variety of features such as background applications, IP Push, and TTS (Text-To-Speech)
- Core and native reference applications including Calendar, Contacts, Gallery, Phone, Settings, and Video Player
- Native IDE providing a project wizard, WYSIWYG design environment, unit test tool, and dynamic analyzer
The Tizen SDK runs on Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS X. Much thanks for Sammobile for providing some screenshots of the Tizen 2.0 :